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Douglas Rhee, MD

Douglas J. Rhee, MD

Director, UH Eye Institute, University Hospitals
Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Division Chief, Ophthalmology, University Hospitals
Director, Optometric Services, University Hospitals

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Comprehensive Ophthalmology Team

The comprehensive ophthalmology team provides expert diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of eye conditions and diseases and offers state-of-the-art surgical care for cataracts and other eye diseases.

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Cornea / External Disease Team

Members of the cornea team provide patients with medical and surgical care for conditions of the cornea, as well as management of dry eye, corneal ulcers and other corneal diseases.

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Electrophysiology Disease Team

The ophthalmic electrophysiology team uses a range of tests to assess vision and eye health and to help diagnose various eye diseases.

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Glaucoma Disease Team

The glaucoma team has expertise in managing the care of patients with glaucoma, using the latest in diagnostic technology and surgical options to provide individualized therapies and treatments.

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Neuro-Ophthalmology Team

The neuro-ophthalmology team cares for visual problems related to the nervous system, such as diseases of the optic nerve, visual processing areas of the brain, and conditions affecting eye movement and alignment.

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Oculoplastics Team

The ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery (oculoplastics) team is trained in diagnosing and treating eyelid, orbit and tear drainage system conditions using advanced plastic surgery techniques.

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Ophthalmic Pathology Team

The ophthalmic pathology team is highly skilled in diagnosing eye diseases through the evaluation of various tissue specimens taken from in and around the eye.

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Adult Optometry / Contact Lens Team

Optometrists highly trained in diagnostic techniques related to eye health provide routine eye exams and contact lens fittings and managing care for early-stage and more complex eye diseases.

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Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus Team

The pediatric ophthalmology & adult strabismus team specializes in comprehensive eye care for children, as well as managing strabismus, or the misalignment of the eyes, in both adults and children.

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Retina Team

The retina team provides diagnosis and management of diseases of the retina, including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and retinal tears/detachment.

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Uveitis and Ocular Inflammation Team

The uveitis and ocular inflammation team provides expert diagnosis and treatment, including leading-edge surgical techniques, for eye inflammation conditions.

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Basic Science Team

Our basic science faculty, along with physician scientists, provide a rich environment for research into all areas related to vision.

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