Tami A. Flowers, M.D.

Dr. Flowers specializes in ophthalmology. She is board certified by The American Board of Ophthalmology.


Education

Dr. Flowers attended James Madison University and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She received her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine where she was selected for membership in the Medical Honors Society, Alpha Omega Alpha, as a result of her high achievement. She completed an internship in internal medicine and a three-year residency in ophthalmology at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.

Experience

Dr. Tami A. Flowers is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Virginia Society of Ophthalmology. She also devotes her time to teaching residents in ophthalmology and is in demand as a lecturer on many topics within ophthalmology.

Practice

Dr. Flowers joined Commonwealth Eye Care Associates in 2009. She practices comprehensive ophthalmology with emphasis on her skills in advanced cataract surgery, eyelid surgery, laser surgery, and treatment of cornea and external disease, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma and macular degeneration. She has additional expertise in the diagnosis and care of eye infections, eye injuries and ocular emergencies. Dr. Flowers is available to see patients in personalized consultation and on referral for medical and surgical eye care.

Personal Profile

Dr. Flowers and her husband, Dr. John Flowers, a pediatric dentist, live in Midlothian with their daughter Cameron, and their dog, Bella.

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.

Upper eyelid surgery

Upper Eyelid Surgery is done to improve the appearance of the upper eyelids, or to fix any defects, deformities, or disfigurations. The procedure is done to restore correct function to the eyelids. Eyelid problems can interfere with your vision.