The Physicians of Graystone Eye

T.R. Williams, MD

Areas of Specialty

Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the retina and vitreous including:

  • Diabetic eye disorders retinal detachment
  • Age-related macular degeneration uveitis (inflammation)
  • Infection
  • Retinal blood vessel problems
  • Intraocular tumors
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Macular holes
  • Epiretinal membrane (scar tissue on the macula)
  • Hereditary retinal disorders including retinitis pigmentosa
  • Cystoid macular edema (swollen retina)

Research

  • Graystone Eye is currently conducting retina research studies in seven separate clinical trials

Medical Education

  • Medical School — University of Illinois
  • Internship — Lutheran General Hospital
  • Residency — University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Fellowship — University of Nebraska Medical Center

Hospital Affiliations

  • Catawba Valley Medical Center
  • Frye Regional Medical Center
  • Duke University School of Medicine, Clinical Associate

Certification and Professional Societies

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • Catawba County Medical Society

James W. Harris, Jr, MD

Areas of Specialty

  • Glaucoma:

— Consults and medical management

— Laser

— Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, including: Kahook dual blade, XEN, ECP

  • Anterior segment surgery – small incision cataract surgery with intraocular lens implants
  • Surgery of the eyelids and external eyes
  • Primary eye care – comprehensive eye examinations, eyeglasses and contact lens
    prescriptions

Medical Education

  • Medical School — The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Internship — Naval Regional Medical Center – Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Residency — The Ohio State University Hospitals
  • Fellowship — Duke University Eye Center (glaucoma)

Hospital Affiliations

  • Catawba Valley Medical Center
  • Frye Regional Medical Center

Certification and Professional Societies

 

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Glaucoma Society
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • Catawba County Medical Society

R.E. Oursler, III, MD

Areas of Specialty

  • Refractive surgery: iLASIK, surface laser correction, corrective lens replacement surgery and corneal inlay
  • Anterior segment surgery: small incision cataract surgery with intraocular lens implants
  • Primary eye care: comprehensive eye examinations, eyeglasses and contact lens prescriptions

Medical Education

  • Medical School: Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University
  • Internship: Virginia Mason Hospital
  • Residency: Wills Eye Hospital
  • Fellowship: Barnet-Dulaney Eye Center

Hospital Affiliations

  • Catawba Valley Medical Center
  • Frye Regional Medical Center

Certification and Professional Societies

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • Catawba County Medical Society

Richard I. Chang, MD

Areas of Specialty

  • Diagnosis and treatment of disease of the cornea
  • Corneal transplants
  • Pterygium surgery
  • Anterior segment surgery – small incision cataract surgery with intraocular lens implants
  • External diseases of the eye
  • Glaucoma – medical treatment of glaucoma
  • Primary eye care – comprehensive eye examinations, eyeglasses and contact lens prescriptions

Medical Education

  • Medical School — Bowman Gray School of Medicine
  • Internship — Riverside Regional Hospital, Newport News, VA
  • Residency — University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Fellowship — University of Rochester (corneal & external disease)

Hospital Affiliations

  • Catawba Valley Medical Center
  • Frye Regional Medical Center

Certification and Professional Societies

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Director of the North Carolina Eye Bank
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • International Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Eye Bank Association of America
  • Paton Society
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • The Cornea Society

Brian C. Adair, MD

Areas of Specialty

  • Anterior segment surgery – small incision cataract surgery with advanced technology
    intraocular lens implants
  • Surgery of the eyelids and external eyes
  • Pterygium surgery
  • Surgery for strabismus (muscle surgery)
  • Glaucoma – medical treatment of glaucoma
  • Primary eye care – comprehensive eye examinations, eyeglasses and contact lens prescriptions

Medical Education

  • Medical School — Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Internship — Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
  • Residency — Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital
  • Residency — Mt. Sinai Hospital

Hospital Affiliations

  • Catawba Valley Medical Center
  • Frye Regional Medical Center
  • Ashe Memorial Hospital

Certification and Professional Societies

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • York County (SC) Medical Society
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Roderick N. Hargrove, MD, FACS

Areas of Specialty

  • Ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgery
  • Anterior segment surgery – small incision cataract surgery with intraocular lens implants
  • Primary eye care – comprehensive eye examinations, eyeglasses and contact lens prescriptions

Medical Education

  • Medical School — University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill
  • Internship — Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, TN (transitional)
  • Residency — State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Fellowship — Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgery)

Hospital Affiliations

  • Catawba Valley Medical Center
  • Frye Regional Medical Center

Certification and Professional Societies

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
  • American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • North Carolina Medical Society

Joseph E. Allen, Jr, MD

Areas of Specialty

  • Anterior segment surgery – small incision cataract surgery with intraocular lens implants
  • Primary eye care – comprehensive eye examinations, eyeglasses and contact lens prescriptions
  • Glaucoma – medical treatment of glaucoma 

Medical Education

  • Medical School — University of Iowa
  • Internship — St. Francis Hospital, Evanston, IL
  • Residency — University of Iowa

Hospital Affiliations

  • Watauga Medical Center
  • Cannon Memorial Hospital

Certification and Professional Societies

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

Patrick J. Kelty, MD

Areas of Specialty

Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the retina and vitreous:

  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Age related macular degeneration
  • Retinal detachment
  • Retinal blood vessel problems
  • Intraocular tumors
  • Macular holes
  • Epiretinal membranes

Diagnosis and treatment of cataracts:

  • Small incision traditional cataract surgery
  • Laser refractive cataract surgery

— Decreasing the need for glasses

— Eliminating astigmatism

  • Complex cataract surgery requiring additional specialized procedures

 Repair or exchange of intraocular lenses secondary to:

  • Complications from cataract surgery
  • Spontaneous dislocation of intraocular lens
  • Trauma-related lens dislocations

Medical Education

  • 1999-2003 – Medical School – University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • 2003-2004 – Surgery Internship – Medical University of South Carolina
  • 2004-2007 – Ophthalmology – Medical University of South Carolina
  • 2007-2009 – Retina Fellowship – University of South Florida

Hospital Affiliations

  • Catawba Valley Medical Center
  • Frye Regional Medical Center

Certification and Professional Societies

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology since 2009
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Southern Medical Association
  • North Carolina Medical Society

Gabriela de Boer, MD

Areas of Specialty- *Spanish speaking 

  • Primary eye care – comprehensive eye  examinations, eyeglasses and contact lens prescriptions
  • Glaucoma – medical, laser and surgical treatment
  • External diseases of the eye and surgery of the external eye and eyelids
  • Anterior segment surgery
  • Small incision and laser-assisted cataract surgery with intraocular lens implants
  • Pterygium surgery

Medical Education

  • Medical School — University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine,                  San Juan, PR
  • Internship — San Juan City Hospital, San Juan, PR
  • Residency — University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO

Hospital Affiliations

  • Catawba Valley Medical Center
  • Frye Regional Medical Center

Certification and Professional Societies

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • North Carolina Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Christopher P. Tanzie, MD, PhD

Areas of Specialty

  • Primary eye care – comprehensive eye examinations, eyeglasses and contact lens
    prescriptions
  • Glaucoma – medical, laser and surgical treatment
  • Surgery of the eyelids and external eyes
  • Adult and Pediatric Strabismus Surgery
  • External diseases of the eye
  • Anterior segment surgery
  • Small incision and laser-assisted cataract surgery with intraocular lens implants
  • Pterygium surgery

Medical Education

  • Medical School — University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  • Graduate School – University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, and Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, MO
  • Internship — Texas A&M/Scott and White, Temple, TX (internal medicine)
  • Residency — University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY (ophthalmology)

Hospital Affiliations

  • Catawba Valley Medical Center
  • Frye Regional Medical Center

Certification and Professional Societies

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • North Carolina Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Peter M. Lipscomb, MD

Areas of Specialty

  • Primary eye care – comprehensive eye examinations, eyeglasses and contact lens
    prescriptions
  • Glaucoma – medical and laser treatment of glaucoma
  • External diseases of the eye
  • Anterior segment surgery
  • Small incision and laser-assisted cataract surgery with intraocular lens implants
  • Pterygium surgery

Medical Education

  • Medical School — Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
  • Internship — Riverside Regional Medical Center, Newport News, VA
  • Residency — University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Hospital Affiliations

  • Catawba Valley Medical Center
  • Frye Regional Medical Center

Certification and Professional Societies

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • North Carolina Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Ryan J. Wise, MD

Areas of Specialty

  • Glaucoma – medical, laser and surgery treatment
  • Anterior segment surgery – small incision and laser-assisted cataract surgery with intraocular lens implants
  • Primary eye care – comprehensive eye examinations, eyeglasses and contact lens prescriptions

Medical Education

  • Medical School – University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
  • Internship – Indiana University School of Medicine, Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, IN (Transitional)
  • Residency – Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN (Ophthalmology)
  • Fellowship – Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN (Glaucoma)

Hospital Affiliations

  • Catawba Valley Medical Center
  • Frye Regional Health Center

Certification and Professional Societies

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Glaucoma Society
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology

Jenell C. Jackson, MD

Areas of Specialty

  • Ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgery
  • Surgery of the eyelids and external eyes
  • Primary eye care – comprehensive eye examinations, eyeglasses and contact lens
    prescriptions

Medical Education

  • Medical School — Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Internship — Christiana Health System
  • Residency — Cook County Health and Hospitals System
  • Fellowship — Consultants in Ophthalmic and Facial Plastic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • Catawba Valley Medical Center

Certification and Professional Societies

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association

 

 

Joshua G. Paschall, MD

Areas of Specialty

  • Small incision and laser-assisted cataract surgery with intraocular lens implants
  • Anterior segment surgery
  • Glaucoma – medical and laser treatment of glaucoma
  • External diseases of the eye and surgery of the external eye and eyelids
  • Primary eye care – comprehensive eye examinations, eyeglasses and contact lens
    prescriptions

Medical Education

  • Medical School — Indiana University School of Medicine (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Internship — Indiana University School of Medicine (transitional)
  • Residency — Glick Eye Institute at the Indiana School of Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Catawba Valley Medical Center
  • Frye Regional Medical Center

Certification and Professional Societies

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Christian Ophthalmology Society
  • North Carolina Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Jennifer Lira, MD

Areas of Specialty- *Spanish speaking 

  • Small incision and laser-assisted cataract surgery with intraocular lens implants
  • Cataract surgery with iStent
  • Anterior segment surgery
  • Glaucoma – medical and laser treatment of glaucoma
  • External diseases of the eye and surgery of the external eye and eyelids
  • Primary eye care – comprehensive eye examinations, eyeglasses and contact lens
       prescriptions

Medical Education

  • Medical School — Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (New York, NY)
  • Internship — Reading Hospital and Medical Center (West Reading, PA) (transitional)
  • Residency — Duke University School of Medicine (Durham, NC)

Hospital Affiliations

  • Catawba Valley Medical Center
  • Frye Regional Medical Center

Certification and Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology