Stephen Busch, D.O. F.A.O.C.O.

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


Dr. Stephen M. Busch received a Bachelor of Science in Biology earning high honors from Juniata College. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine from 1982 to 1986. After graduation, he completed a rotating internship at The Osteopathic Medical Center of Philadelphia in 1987. He then completed a three year residency in ophthalmology in 1990, and is a board-certified ophthalmologist.


Dr. Busch established Chesterfield Ophthalmology in 1991, and has continued to grow as a solo practitioner in comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Busch’s area of expertise includes cataract surgery. Dr. Busch is past chief of the medical staff at Stony Point Surgery Center in Richmond, Virginia.


Dr. Busch believes that a thorough understanding of your medical and/or surgical problems and treatment allows you to make an informed and educated choice. His practice’s mission is to educate the patient, while providing the safest, most advanced medical and surgical care. This knowledge allows the patient to take an active role in the treatment which is an important part of the healing process. Dr. Busch specializes in: small incision cataract surgery with lens implantation, refractive surgery (PRK) for correction of nearsightedness and astigmatism; the treatment of eye diseases, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye and other eye infections; laser and glaucoma surgery, blepharoplasty (lid surgery) for both cosmetic and medical reasons; lid lesion surgery; Vivite and Lattise. His practice also offers comprehensive eye examinations, contact lens fittings and contacts.

Personal Profile

Dr. Busch enjoys summit hiking and fly fishing.


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.

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.