Bryan M. Brooks, M.D.

Dr. Brooks is board certified by The American Board of Ophthalmology.


Education

Dr. Brooks completed a residency in ophthalmology at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia, where he served as chief resident. He also completed an internship in internal medicine at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center. He received his M.D. from the Medical College of Virginia. He is also a graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia, where he received a B.A. in Biology. He also received an M.S. in Anatomy from Virginia Commonwealth University, and is board-certified in ophthalmology.

Experience

Dr. Bryan M. Brooks joined the practice of Richmond Eye Associates in 2006. Dr. Brooks has served as Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy. Dr. Brooks is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Virginia Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons, and the Richmond Academy of Medicine. Dr. Brooks has hospital privileges at the Stony Point Surgery Center. He has provided medical and surgical ophthalmic care to underprivileged individuals at the Crossover Ministries Clinic in Richmond, Virginia.

Practice

Dr. Brooks specializes in small-incision cataract extraction with lens implant, medical and surgical management of glaucoma, laser surgery, and the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic diseases of the eye. He performs routine comprehensive examinations, as well as those for the management of ocular disease. He has a particular interest in advanced technology lens implants to reduce patient's need for glasses after cataract surgery.

Personal Profile

Dr. Brooks grew up in Springfield, Virginia. While in medical school, he met his wife at a local church. He and his wife have two children and live in the west end of Richmond.

Awards

2019 MEDARVA Patient Choice Award

2019 Patient Choice Award


PROCEDURES

The following procedures are performed by this doctor.

Cataract surgery

Your eye works like a camera, with a transparent lens located behind your iris (the colored part of the eye) to help focus light onto your retina. With age or trauma, the lens can change, becoming less transparent. When the cornea is abnormal, misshaped, damaged or no longer clear, transplanting a donor cornea is a well-known and time-tested treatment.

Dry eye/tear solutions

Tears lubricate and protect your eyes and help maintain clear vision. When too few or poor quality tears are produced, dry eye occurs, causing a gritty, uncomfortable feeling, with blurriness and a feeling of something lodged in the eye.

Iridotomy

Iridotomy is the formation of a small hole in the iris (the colored portion of your eye) to allow excess fluid to drain behind the iris, where it can be more easily absorbed.

Removal of cyst/pimple on or in eyelid

Cysts, pimples, or sties are caused by bacteria that get into the oil glands in the eyelids.

Removal of growth on conjunctiva

These growths are thought to be caused by UV light exposure, such as sunlight. The growth typically occurs from the nasal side of the sclera, or the white part of your eye.

Repair of non-functioning or blocked tear duct

A blocked tear duct results in your tears not being able to drain normally. This often leaves you with a watery and irritated eye. Blocked tear ducts are the result of a partial or complete obstruction in the tear drainage system.