Dr. Constance Okeke

ophthalmology
Norfolk, VA
21 years experience female

Locations

Virginia Eye Consultants

Norfolk, VA

Address

241 Corporate Blvd, Norfolk, VA
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
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Fax

(757) 622-4866

Insurances accepted

Medicare

About

Bio

Dr. Okeke joined Virginia Eye Consultants in July, 2009. Prior to that, she practiced ophthalmology as a glaucoma specialist at the University of Pennsylvania Scheie Eye Institute in Philadelphia for four years. While at UPenn, she obtained a Master’s in Clinical Epidemiology and headed the glaucoma division’s clinical research efforts. In addition to clinical and surgical management of complex glaucoma, Dr. Okeke was involved with numerous multi-center clinical trials and in teaching glaucoma fellows, residents and UPenn medical students. She was also the Director of the community outreach efforts for screening for glaucoma and other common eye diseases in the community of west Philadelphia. Dr. Okeke went to both undergraduate and medical school at the prestigious Yale University in New Haven, CT, where she won several awards for her academic achievements and research efforts. She then moved on to Baltimore, MD where she performed her residency in ophthalmology at the world-famous Wilmer Eye Institute of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, ranked at that time the number 1 ophthalmology program by the US News and World Report. Dr. Okeke pursued subspecialty fellowship training in glaucoma at the premier University of Miami Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, which was also ranked the number one ophthalmology program by the US News and World Report. There, as a highly coveted Heed Research Fellow, she was trained by distinguished leaders in all facets of glaucoma, Drs. Douglas Anderson, Richard Parrish, Paul Palmberg, and Donald Budenz. Her areas of subspecialty training included complex glaucoma diagnosis and management, laser treatments for glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, including: trabeculectomy, tube shunt, trabeculotomy, surgical revision and cataract surgery. Dr. Okeke has extensive experience in clinical research. She has designed and implemented numerous clinical trials, as well as published extensively in the professional literature on the subject of glaucoma.

Specialties
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ophthalmology

Ophthalmology

Licenses

United States: Virginia

Doctor Q&A

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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Constance Okeke
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May be eye strain: It is not likely that the new glasses are directly causing burning in the eyes, but it might be indirectly related. If you are straining your eyes try ... Read More
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Yes: The natural progression of glaucoma when left untreated is irreversible blindness. The rate at which this will happen depends on multiple factors. It ... Read More
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Yes: Sometimes "pinkeye" can be difficult to determine at first if bacterial versus viral. Many truly viral infections are still treated with antibiotics. ... Read More
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May 31, 2015
I endorse Dr Okeke. She is clearly very knowledgeable about ophthalmology and is providing a valuable service to the public via HealthTap.
May 26, 2015
Dr. Okeke is a caring and very well educated in opthalmology. Her answers are golden.
Clear and concise answers, accompanied by messages of hope and reassurance.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Took him to the doctor. Turned out to be just sinus drainage. No infection. Now on singular. Thank u!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Yale University School of Medicine, CT
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

Johns HOPKINS HOSPITAL, THE

Affiliations

American Board Of Ophthalmology
American Glaucoma Society
Heed Ophthalmic Foundation
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