New Treatment for Macular holes

Recent approval of Jetrea (Ocriplasmin) to treat symptomatic VMA (Vitreo Macular Adhesion) has opened up a new era in non surgical management of macular holes. Previously only a hospital based surgery was able to reverse the process of macular hole development but now a new drug can be injected into the eye painlessly in the office and within a few weeks the process reverses back to more normal vision levels....  more

FDA Approves ASRS Leader's ArgusŪ II Artificial Retina

On February 14, the FDA approved the Argus II artificial retina developed by ASRS Executive Committee and Board Member Mark S. Humayun, MD, PhD.

This breakthrough technology is the first ever to offer limited vision to patients with late-stage retinitis pigmentosa (RP).

 Second Sight Medical Products (Sylmar, CA) manufactures the Argus II implant, which has 60 electrodes and a tiny camera mounted on eyeglasses to capture images.

 The FDA approved Argus II for adults age 25 years or older with severe to profound RP. About 10,000 to 15,000 of the 100,000 Americans with RP will qualify for Argus II. Up to 4,000 patients a year can be treated with the device.

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Macular degeneration and Aspirin?

Aspirin and Macular degeneration... is there an increase in the wet form of macular degeneration in those patients taking aspirin? The wet form develops quicker than the dry form. It may only be related to the fact that you are more likely to take aspirin if you have medical problems like stroke or heart attacks in the past and these conditions are more commonly associated with wet age related macular degeneration. ...  more

Referral Process

If you are physician seeking to refer a patient to our practice, you or an authorized member of your practice staff may call our office directly at (252) 758-2402 and speak with one of our qualified staff.


If you have a copy of our referral form, we ask that it be filled out for the patient you are referring and faxed over to our office BEFORE you or a staff member call, to help streamline the scheduling process.


If you do not have a copy of our referral form, you may print one from here:

Referral Form (PDF)


To submit a referral, please have the following information:

  • Patient Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Address, City, State, Zip
  • Telephone: Home, Work, and/or Mobile
  • Insurance Information
  • Referring Physician Name, Telephone, Fax
  • Whom Is Sending the Form (Point of Contact)
  • Brief Notes Regarding the Reason for Referral
  • Signature of Referring Physician
  • Patient’s Most Recent Medical Notes
  • Patient’s Condition/Need to Be Seen (Emergent, Non-Urgent, Etc.)


Additional Notes:

-  Be sure to indicate your desire to receive medical notes regarding your patient and the frequency with which you would like these notes delivered.

-   Once a routine referral is submitted, please let your patient know to expect contact from our office within the next two business days to schedule their appointment with us. If they have not heard from our office in that time, please have them call us directly. 

- Emergency referrals should be called in to the front desk for prompt attention.