Ophthalmology

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Clinical Care

IU School of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology offers a wide range of ophthalmologic services, including comprehensive ophthalmology, corneal and external ocular disease treatment and procedures, specialized or primary care for glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, oculoplastics, optometry services and contact lens fittings, pediatric ophthalmology, adult strabismus, retina and vitreous treatments, therapies and procedures.

Under the supervision of IU School of Medicine faculty, ophthalmology residents and fellows perform certain procedures based on their stage of training and the level of clinical skill and expertise they demonstrate.

Ophthalmology Subspecialties

The comprehensive ophthalmology service emphasizes preventative eye care for a broad range of eye problems, including diabetic eye care, glaucoma and diseases related to the aging eye. Cataract surgery for both routine and complicated cases as well as laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy is offered through this service. Patients may be seen at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute Ophthalmology Center, the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute at Spring Mill Medical Building, Eskenazi Health Outpatient Care Center Eye Clinic and Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center.

Faculty Physicians include Chi-Wah (Rudy) Yung, MD, FACS, Shravanti Achaen, MD, Jennifer Eikenberry, MD, Clark L. Springs, MD, and Amy M. Waddell, MD.

This service specializes in the treatment of corneal, periocular and external ocular diseases. Faculty-physicians also perform corneal transplantation and other anterior segment ocular surgeries. Particular interests of this service include infections and immunologic diseases of the anterior segment of the eye, tumors of the anterior eye, topical ophthalmic antimicrobial medications, adverse effects of topical ophthalmic medications, corneal and external-ocular manifestations of systemic disease and eye banking.

Patients may be seen at Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute at Spring Mill Medical Building, Eskenazi Health Outpatient Care Center Eye Clinic and Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center. Faculty Physicians include Clark L. Springs, MD and Shailaja Valluri, MD.

The glaucoma service sees a wide variety of patients for consultative and/or primary care for all forms of glaucoma. Current techniques and therapeutic approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma are utilized, including optic nerve and nerve fiber layer imaging, ocular blood flow testing and visual field analysis as well as new medical and surgical techniques. In addition, this service is actively engaged in glaucoma research.

Patients may be seen at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute Ophthalmology Center, the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute at Spring Mill Medical Building, Eskenazi Health Outpatient Care Center Eye Clinic and Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center. Faculty physicians include Louis B. Cantor, MD, Yara Catoria-Boyle, MD, Yang Sun, MD, PhD and Darrell WuDunn, MD, PhD.

Neuro-Ophthalmology detects and treats diseases of the optic nerve and brain that may damage one’s vision. This service also offers the diagnosis and management of diseases of the eye muscles and brain that may lead to double-vision, incontrollable jumping of the eyes (nystagmus) and other abnormal movements of the eyes.

Patients may be seen at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute Ophthalmology Center. Faculty Physician: Devin D. MacKay, MD.

The oculoplastics service specializes in the treatment of disorders affecting the eyelids, eye sockets and tear drainage systems. Eyelid surgery can address excessively droopy eyes (ptosis) to improve vision as well as cosmetic appearance. Orbital surgery can benefit patients with orbital fractures and orbital tumors.

Patients are seen at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute at Spring Mill Medical Building. Faculty physicians include Richard A. Burgett, MD, FACS and Hui Bae Lee, MD, FACS.

The optometry and contact lens service specializes in refraction, routine eye and vision exams, and in fitting contact lenses for patients, including those with keratoconus, astigmatism and bifocals.

Patients may be seen at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute Ophthalmology Center and the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute at Spring Mill Medical Building. Faculty optometrists include Amanda Gosch, OD and Melanie Pickett, OD.

The pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus service at Riley Children’s Hospital offers comprehensive medical and surgical care for all pediatric eye conditions as well as ocular realignment (eye muscle surgery) for adults. As the tertiary care referral center for the state of Indiana, this team provides specialized services for a wide variety childhood eye diseases including strabismus (eye misalignment), amblyopia (lazy eye), tear duct obstructions, ptosis (droopy eyelids), eye tumors (retinoblastoma), pediatric glaucoma and pediatric cataracts (including intraoclular lens implants). Services also include routine vision screening, refraction for glasses and the fitting of contact lenses for children.

Faculty physicians include David. A. Plager, MD, Kathryn M. Haider, MD, Daniel E. Neely, MD, Gavin J. Roberts, MD, Heather A. Smith, MD, Derek Sprunger, MD. To schedule an appointment, call 317.944.8103.

The retina and vitreous service specializes in diseases of the retina and vitreous. Faculty physicians perform all types of retina laser treatment, photodynamic therapy and other clinical outpatient procedures. Special interests of the service include medical problems such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, tumors and uveitis. Patients may be seen at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute Ophthalmology Center or at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute at Spring Mill Medical Building.