WVU Eye Institute opens satellite at WVU Medicine Wheeling Hospital

A satellite office of the WVU Eye Institute has opened at WVU Medicine Wheeling Hospital. The medical and surgical ophthalmology practice focuses on cataracts, glaucoma, and other diseases of the eye.

“We are thrilled to bring the WVU Eye Institute to Wheeling,” Douglass Harrison, hospital president and CEO, said. “This service is desperately needed in this area, and I look forward to this partnership and growing this institute to meet the needs of our community.”

Thomas W. Uihlein, M.D., formerly with Associates in Ophthalmology, leads the office. Dr. Uihlein specializes in cataracts and glaucoma, including the pre- and post-operative care of these conditions, and also will be seeing patients with a wide variety of other ocular diseases. Uihlein earned his medical degree at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Medical College of Ohio and the Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans. He completed his fellowship in glaucoma at the University of Louisville. He also completed a fellowship in glaucoma at the University of Louisville.

He is an assistant professor of Ophthalmology at WVU and certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

The WVU Eye Institute at Wheeling Hospital is in Tower 5, Suite 701. Call 304-243-3132.

For more information on the WVU Eye Institute, visit WVUMedicine.org/Eye. For more information on WVU Medicine Wheeling Hospital, visit WVUMedicine.org/Wheeling.