P. Wesley Mullen, M.D.
Dr. Mullen specializes in ophthalmology. He is board certified by The American Board of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Mullen attended the Medical College of Georgia, where he received his M.D. He completed an internship at Baylor College of Medicine in internal medicine, followed by a residency in ophthalmology at the University of South Carolina. He is board-certified in Ophthalmology.
Dr. Wesley Mullen has been in practice for over 20 years. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, past president of the Virginia Society of Ophthalmology, a member of the Richmond Academy of Medicine and past president of the Richmond Eye, Ear and Nose and Throat Society.
Dr. Mullen practices comprehensive ophthalmology, including eye examinations, advanced cataract and implant surgery, Lasik, treatment of eye injuries and infections, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Mullen has been in practice in Richmond for over 20 years.
2019 MEDARVA Patient Choice Award
The following procedures are performed by this doctor.
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.
Glaucoma damages the optic nerve, which is responsible for sending the images from the eye to the brain. Glaucoma occurs when the aqueous humor, or a clear fluid in the eye, does not flow out of the eye properly. The build up of fluid pressure causes glaucoma.
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 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.