We successfully treat patients with the most complex and challenging eye conditions by offering the latest diagnostic evaluations, leading-edge treatments, and personal attention from some of the nation’s best ophthalmologists.
Comprehensive ophthalmology is the first stop for patients at the Wake Forest Baptist Health Eye Center if they don’t have a referral to a specific specialist.
Comprehensive ophthalmologists provide a full range of eye care, from routine exams to diagnostic evaluations to medical and surgical treatments.
Many times, patients with cataracts, glaucoma, common retinal and corneal diseases, and other conditions can get complete treatment from comprehensive ophthalmologists without seeing a specialist. Comprehensive ophthalmologists can refer patients to specialists if further testing or specialty eye care treatment is needed.
Cornea and External Diseases
Our cornea specialists care for thousands of patients each year with eye conditions including dry eye, Fuch's dystrophy, herpes keratitis, keratoconus, pterygium, and other corneal and external diseases. These ophthalmologists also specialize in treatments such as corneal transplants and artificial implants.
Our Eye Center is home to some of the most experienced specialists in the retina field. Patients with even the most challenging retinal conditions seek out our ophthalmologists for leading-edge therapies — some we’re helping develop right now.Our ophthalmologists use state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose retinal diseases faster and easier. Retina conditions we treat include diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and uveitis.
Oculofacial Plastic Surgery
Plastic surgeons at the Wake Forest Baptist Health Eye Center help restore the appearance and function of patients’ eyes with a variety of reconstructive and cosmetic procedures.
Whether caused by injury, disease or natural aging, changes in or around the eye are best cared for by trained ophthalmologists, who understand eye function as well as eye appearance.
Our ophthalmologists can help relieve pain and correct damage, vision loss and disfigurement caused by eyelid problems, orbital fractures, orbital tumors, tear duct abnormalities and other conditions.
Reconstructive treatments help correct eye form and function lost due to disease or injury, including:
- Bell’s palsy
- Dermatochalasis (excess skin on the eyelids)
- Graves’ disease (thyroid eye disease)
- Orbital fractures
- Orbital tumors
- Ptosis (droopy eyelids)
- Skin cancer
- Tear duct blockage
In addition, our oculofacial plastic surgeons can perform enucleation or evisceration for patients who need an eyeball removed and replaced with an implant.
For elective procedures, such as BOTOX® injections and brow lifts, Wake Forest Baptist Health Eye Center ophthalmologists have the training and experience to ensure patients’ eyes and adjacent areas are protected while being enhanced.
Cosmetic procedures for brows and eyelids can help patients look more youthful. Some of the many services offered by our oculofacial plastic surgeons are:
- Brow lift
- Eyelid surgery, including revisional surgery to correct previous cosmetic procedures
- Fat injection
- LATISSE™ eyelash growth
At the Wake Forest Baptist Health Eye Center, we have specialists who will care for patients of all ages who have any type or stage of glaucoma. We have vast clinical experience in evaluating patients who run the gamut of glaucoma issues: from evaluation of the patient who has such subtle, mild findings that that patient should just be observed as a glaucoma suspect, all the way to the patient who has severe loss of vision from glaucoma and needs high-risk surgery.
We offer a full range of medicinal, laser and surgical treatments for glaucoma patients.
Our neuro-ophthalmologists care for patients with complex visual problems associated with neurologic disorders such as: brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, strokes and other disorders of the nervous system.
Patients with unexplained vision loss, double vision or headaches often visit our neuro-ophthalmologists for diagnosis.
Our neuro-ophthalmologists diagnose patients and then consult with their referring physicians, who can provide specialty eye care treatment. Or, our neuro-ophthalmologists may personally treat eye conditions in patients who also are being treated by neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists or other specialists at Wake Forest Baptist.
Pediatric Eye Diseases and Strabismus
Our pediatric ophthalmologists at Brenner Children’s Hospital treat a variety of eye disorders including: strabismus, retinopathy of premature infants, ocular and orbital tumors. Physicians also care for ocular and orbital trauma in children.
Our pediatric ophthalmologists are eye muscle experts. That’s why they also treat adults with eye muscle disorders, such as strabismus (crossed eyes).
Ocular oncology specialists treat patients with various types of cancers affecting the eye and eye socket (orbit).
We have a direct link to medical oncology and radiation oncology specialists at the Comprehensive Cancer Center. This allows patients to have expert eye cancer care, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, coordinated in one location.