Dr. VanEssa Lima, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 42
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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.

8860 Columbia 100 Pkwy Ste 101

Columbia, MD 21045

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Dr. VanEssa Lima, MD

Dr. VanEssa Lima, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Areas of expertise: Eyelid malposition, Droopy eyelid, Cataract surgery, Eyelid disease, masses and cancer, General eye care.
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Dr. Lima's Experience

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
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of 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


  • 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

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Maryland.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Weill Cornell Medical College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University Of Adelaide
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lima has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lima's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lima to family and friends
based on 13 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Lima's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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 accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Lima has admitting privileges

Howard County General Hospital
5755 Cedar Ln
Columbia, MD 21044
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Medstar Montgomery Medical Center
18101 Prince Philip Dr
Olney, MD 20832
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