Stewart O'Keefe, M.D.
Dr. O'Keefe specializes in ophthalmology, specifically in the diagnosis and treatment of retina and vitreous diseases.
Dr. Stewart O'Keefe received a Bachelor of Science in biology from the College of William and Mary with honors. He earned his M.D. with honors at the University of Virginia Medical School. After an internship, Dr. O'Keefe went to the Emory Eye Care Center in Atlanta, Georgia for residency in Ophthalmology. He continued at Emory, completing a prestigious two-year fellowship in vitreo-retinal surgery and diseases. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Stewart O'Keefe is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is an active member of the Virginia Society of Ophthalmology.
Dr. O'Keefe's areas of expertise include retinal detachments, macular surgery and retinal vascular diseases, retinopathy of prematurity, ocular tumors and diabetic retinopathy.
Dr. O’Keefe is a native of Richmond, Virginia where he lives with his wife and two children.
2019 MEDARVA Patient Choice Award
The following procedures are performed by this doctor.
Age related macular degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration rarely causes blindness, but can cause permanent loss of your central vision making it difficult to see near and far. Age-related macular degeneration is a breakdown of the eye's macula, which is located in the retina.
Diabetic retinopathy can lead to severe vision loss and in extreme cases, blindness. Diabetic retinopathy damages the blood vessels in the retina. It typically affects both eyes and occurs in people with Type I and Type II diabetes.
Flashes of light and floaters
Floaters are small specks that move in and out of your field of vision. They are typically more noticeable when looking at a plain background, such as a white wall. Floaters are tiny clumps of cells or materials that are inside the clear, gel-like fluid that fills the inside of your eye. When this gel pulls on the retina, a person may see flashing lights or lightning streaks - these are flashes.
Retinal detachment occurs when the retina becomes separated from the underlying supporting tissues. This is a very serious condition, and can cause severe or even permanent vision loss. When the retina becomes detached, it is unable to properly function.