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Charlie Moore Examines a Patient

Dr. Charlie Moore examines a patient at an Appalachian Vision Outreach Program clinic. The outreach program recently received a grant from the Bernard McDonough Foundation to support our adult outreach program. Read More

WVU Eye Institute

The main entrance to the WVU Eye Institute as seen from the front of Ruby Memorial Hospital.

Charlton Investiture

Dr. Judie Charlton with Dean Arthur J. Ross at the Judie F. Charlton Chair for Glaucoma Outreach Investiture

Professor emeritus creates endowed lectureship through WVU Eye Institute

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2014 Bravo!

2014 Bravo! Award Winners Ron Gross, MD, Jennifer Sivak, MD, Ken Mitchell, MD, and Geoff Bradford, MD (not pictured John Nguyen, MD)

current fac and res

Current faculty and recent residency and fellowship graduates at the 2014 Ophthalmology Resident and Fellow Graduation Event

New Senior Residents for 2014

WVU Department of Ophthalmology Senior Residents for 2014, Christopher Groat, MD, Brian McMillan, MD and Blake Forcina, MD.

Juvenile Arthritis can lead to damaged vision

Juvenile Arthritis can lead to damaged vision

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MD's defend blindness

Ophthalmologists: The Physicians Who Defend Against Blindness

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About Us

A nationally recognized center for vision care, research, education, and outreach, the WVU Eye Institute provides the full range of eye care under one roof—from routine exams to subspecialty medical and surgical treatment and laser vision correction. Each year we treat over 35,000 West Virginians and patients from surrounding states.
The Eye Institute houses the WVU School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology, adult and pediatric vision care clinics, and the Vision Research Center. Built in 2001, the WVU Eye Institute is the realization of a dream to provide every person in West Virginia with the very best eye care, no matter how difficult or serious the problem might be. Our faculty provides new opportunities for research and education in ophthalmology, assuring that the latest treatments and surgery will always be available.

The WVU Eye Institute offers a wide range of vision care services:

  • Comprehensive, cataract and lens implant
  • Cornea/external disease and refractive surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Medical and surgical retina services
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Oculoplastic, orbital and lacrimal surgery
  • Pediatric ophthalmology
  • Pediatric low vision rehabilitation

Winning Team

Our community of physicians, researchers, and support staff has the expertise, experience, and demonstrated ability to keep pace with the changing landscape of healthcare. Thanks to private support from our alumni and friends, we continue to grow our programs and services to meet the demands of West Virginians and patients from surrounding states who rely on the WVU Eye Institute for their vision care needs.


Dr. Kesen Co-authors Recently Published Research.

Dr. Muge Kesen co-authored an article published in The Journal of Immunology titled Retina-Specific T- Regulatory Cells Bring About Resolution and Maintain Remission of Autoimmune Uvetis.

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E.J. Van Liere Memorial Convocation & HSC Research Day

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