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Charlton Investiture

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

Employee Gives Gift of Beanie Babies to Pediatric Ophthalmology

Lacy Fisher, surgical tech at Ruby Hospital recently presented Geoffrey Bradford, MD, a pediatric ophthalmologist at the WVU Eye Institute, with a special gift—her collection of Beanie Babies

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WVU Eye Institute

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

Dr. Charlton

Ophthalmology faculty member Dr. Judie Charlton (second from the left) is recognized with other "Most Loyal Mountaineers" during the WVU/Texas football game. Read More

2014 Bravo!

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

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

2014 Graduates w Director

Graduating residents Priyanka Jain, MD, Lauren DiGiovine, MD and Julia Polat, MD with residency director Geoff Bradford, MD at the 2014 Ophthalmology Resident and Fellow Graduation Event

Retina Fellow with faculty

Frank Ruda, MD, Retina Fellow, receives his diploma from retina faculty Ghassan Ghorayeb, MD, Muge Kesen, MD and Jamie Miller, MD

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.


Glaucoma Research Foundation

Ronald L. Gross, M.D., article featured in the September publication of Glaucoma Research Foundation.

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Ophthalmology Times Europe

Ronald L. Gross, M.D., was featured in the September issue of "Ophthalmology Times Europe."

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