Dr. James Combs, MD

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Virginia Eye Institute 7301 Forest Ave Ste 200 Richmond, VA 23226 Get Directions
Dr. James Combs, MD
Dr. James Combs, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Richmond, VA. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Dr. Combs is affiliated with Bon Secours - St. Mary's Hospital, Southside Regional Medical Center, Bon Secours - St. Francis Medical Center, Henrico Doctors' Hospital and CJW Medical Center - Chippenham.

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Dr. Combs' Care Philosophy

To enrich lives by improving sight. We do this through: Excellence in diagnosis and treatment Breadth of services and specialties Numerous and convenient office locations Technological advancements Clinical research Continuing medical and community education Community outreach activities and events

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Dr. Combs' Performance
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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Dr. Combs' Care Philosophy

To enrich lives by improving sight. We do this through: Excellence in diagnosis and treatment Breadth of services and specialties Numerous and convenient office locations Technological advancements Clinical research Continuing medical and community education Community outreach activities and events

Dr. Combs' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • 2008 Best Doctors in America, 2008
    • past Director of the Retina Service, the McGuire Veterans Administration Hospital
    • past Director of the Retina Service, Virginia Commonwealth University's Medical College of Virginia
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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Education

  • Medical School
    Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Med College Va Cmmnwlth University

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    Med College Va Cmmnwlth University

    Completed in 1981

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Johns Hopkins

    Completed in 1983

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery