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What Our Doctors Are Saying About Dr. Okeke’s New Book

Here's what our doctors at Virginia Eye Consultants have to say about Dr. Constance Okeke’s new book “The Building Blocks of Trabectome Surgery: Patient Selection.” Dr. Okeke has produced an original and clinically precise compendium of essentially all of the knowledge necessary to successfully implement trabectome surgery.  This progenitor microincisional... Read More

Dr. Constance Okeke Author of New Glaucoma Book

“The more tools you have in your pocket, the more options you have to treat the individual glaucoma patients that are presented to you because everyone is different.” Dr. Constance Okeke, MD, MSCE Dr. Constance Okeke’s new book “The Building Blocks of Trabectome Surgery: Patient Selection” shares her extensive experience... Read More

Microinvasive Surgery: The Newest in Glaucoma Treatment

Although glaucoma can become a serious threat to eyesight if left untreated, technology for managing the progressive eye disease is better than ever. At Virginia Eye Consultants, our team utilizes state-of-the-art treatment options to better tailor care to accommodate your unique needs and lifestyle. To make the most of your... Read More

Alternatives to Eye Drops for Glaucoma Treatment

When it comes to treating glaucoma, the main goal is to lower eye pressure. This is to slow down the degeneration of the optic nerve, which is what causes glaucoma to lead to permanent vision loss. One of the easiest forms of treatment is medication in the form of eye... Read More

Glaucoma FAQs

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness within the U.S., which is why our team at Virginia Eye Consultants emphasizes the importance of routine eye exams. By regularly getting your eyes screened for glaucoma, you can detect the disease early, should it develop, and get prompt treatment to... Read More

Do You Hate Your Glaucoma Drops?

If you’ve been diagnosed with glaucoma, there’s a good chance you have been prescribed medicated eye drops to help keep the condition from progressing. This is typically the first method of treatment since it is the most conservative. Unfortunately, many patients find them to be uncomfortable or disruptive of their... Read More

Dr. Okeke First in VA to Perform Advanced Glaucoma Treatments

Virginia Eye Consultants’ board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Constance Okeke recently completed two new glaucoma surgical procedures: a TRAB360 and a VISCO360. These are the most recent MIGS (minimally invasive glaucoma surgical) procedures on the market, recently FDA approved in December of 2014 through the company Sight Science and commercially available within... Read More

Trabectome Surgery for the Treatment of Glaucoma

Dr. Constance O. Okeke is the first certified Trabectome surgeon in Hampton Roads, making Virginia Eye Consultants the only practice in the area to offer this advanced glaucoma treatment. Trabectome is a Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) that works to help the body help itself. It's a three-step process that... Read More

Dr. Constance Okeke: First to Perform Glaukos iStent Procedure in Hampton Roads

As of yesterday, Dr. Okeke of Virginia Eye Consultants is the first ophthalmologist in Hampton Roads to perform the Glaukos iStent procedure. “I performed three Glaukos iStent procedures yesterday, and they went beautifully,” says Dr. Okeke. “I’m proud and excited Virginia Eye Consultants is the first practice in Hampton Roads... Read More

Love Your Eyes

Given the great importance most of us place on sight, it would seem to follow that we’d give them the best care possible, but sometimes we get too busy or we forget to do a few simple things than can keep our eyes healthy. For Valentine’s Day, Virginia Eye Consultants... Read More

Dr. Constance Okeke holds workshop on Gonioscopy

On April 24,2012, Dr. Okeke held the first of a planned series of clinical workshops by VEC providers for ODs. The topic was on gonioscopy, which included a lecture going over indications, normal and abnormal findings and some personal pearls on doing the technique. This was then followed by a... Read More

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