Joseph D. Iuorno, M.D.

Dr. Iuorno specializes in ophthalmology. He is board certified by The American Board of Ophthalmology.


Dr. Iuorno received his medical degree from St. George's University School of Medicine. After completing an internship at St. Jose's University Health Center, he completed his residency in ophthalmology at Upstate Medical Center. He completed his cornea/ external disease/ refractive surgery fellowship training at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Iuorno is an American Academy of Ophthalmology board-certified ophthalmologist.


Dr. Joseph Iuorno is fellowship trained in Corneal/external disease and refractive surgery. Dr. Iuorno participates as a professor in the Osler Institute Ophthalmology Review course. The Osler Course is a national ophthalmic review course for all ophthalmologists preparing for written and oral board certification examinations. These courses are held in San Francisco, Chicago and Philadelphia several times throughout the year. Dr. Iuorno has participated in Academic medicine as the Director for the VCU Department of Ophthalmology Residency Training Program from 2005-2011. Dr. Iuorno is currently on staff at VCU as Assistant Clinical Professor.


In 2013, Dr. Joseph D. Iuorno, founder of West End Ophthalmology, joined Drs. Andrew J. Michael and Shawn H. Hobbs at the helm of the unified Commonwealth Eye Care Associates. Dr. Iuorno specializes in ophthalmic consultation and co-management, cornea and refractive surgery and cataract surgery. Dr. Iuorno is available to see patients in personalized consultation and on referral for medical and surgical eye care.

Personal Profile

If you look up Dr. Iuorno in the phone book, you may find his brother Frank or his sister-in-law, Maria. Dr. Frank Iuorno practices orthodontics in the West End and Dr. Maria Iuorno is an endocrinologist with Virginia Diabetes and Endocrinology in the West End.


2019 MEDARVA Patient Choice Award

2019 Patient Choice Award


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.

Corneal transplant

When the cornea is abnormal, misshaped, damaged or no longer clear, transplanting a donor cornea is a well-known and time-tested treatment. Corneal donation is the most common form of organ donation and has saved the sight of thousands of people world-wide.

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 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.