Dr. VanEssa Lima, MD


Ophthalmology | Female

Medical Eye Center 8860 Columbia 100 Pkwy Ste 101 Columbia, MD 21045 Get Directions
Dr. VanEssa Lima, MD
Dr. VanEssa Lima, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Columbia, MD. She is 42 years old and has been practicing for 16 years. Dr. Lima is affiliated with Medstar Montgomery Medical Center and Howard County General Hospital.

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Dr. Lima's Care Philosophy

Areas of expertise: Eyelid malposition, Droopy eyelid, Cataract surgery, Eyelid disease, masses and cancer, General eye care.

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Patient Comments (3)
in Laurel, MD |
I was referred to Dr. Lima by another eye surgeon whom I respect tremendously. I was disappointed in my visit with Dr. Lima. I found her to be aloof, unprofessional, and disrespectful and left with my problem unresolved. Dr. Lima jotted some instructions on a page filled with text in illegible handwriting that I could neither read nor follow. When I said I could not understand them, she was curt and dismissed me. She also advised me I had a "rosacea face." Very rude. Lacks bedside manner.
in Ellicott City, MD |
From the front-desk staff to the medical technician who took my vitals, I was treated with the utmost respect. Every person introduced herself or himself and addressed me as Mr. Barrett, not David - something that seems to be increasingly rare among people who are meeting you for the first time, who are as many as 30 years younger than you, who do not even ask permission to call you by your first name. Then I met Dr. Lima, and the experience continued.
in Columbia, MD |
Dr Lima was extremely kind and very considerate of my fear of surgery. Her compassion and understanding put me at ease. Because of Dr Lima's professionalism and excellent care along with the kindness of her staff, my post-operative recovery was much quicker than I could have imagined.
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Dr. Lima's Care Philosophy

Areas of expertise: Eyelid malposition, Droopy eyelid, Cataract surgery, Eyelid disease, masses and cancer, General eye care.

Dr. Lima's 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
  •  Malpractice claims in Maryland not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Glaucoma
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


  • Medical School
    University Of Maryland School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Maryland School Of Medicine

    Completed in 2005

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Adelaide

    Completed in 2006

  • Undergraduate School
    Weill Cornell Medical College

    Graduated in 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion