St. Joseph’s Hospital Ophthalmology Clinic welcomes the physicians from the WVU Eye Institute.

Cataract Services:

  • Clinical Evaluations
  • Surgery
  • Initial Visit and Follow-up Care

Retinal Services:

  • Retinal Injections for the Treatment of:
    • Diabetic Macular Edema
    • Wet Age-related Macular Degeneration
    • Retinal Vein Occlusion


  • Eyebrow & Eyelid Surgery
  • Eyelid Tumor Removal and Reconstruction
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Orbital Surgery
  • Pediatric Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Botox Injection and Fillers

Glaucoma Services:

  • Laser Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery

Patients must be referred to the Ophthalmology clinic by an optometrist for Cataract, Retinal, or Glaucoma services.

For Oculoplastics, please call 304-472-2100 to schedule an appointment.

The Ophthalmology Clinic is located in the St. Joseph’s Hospital Clinic, 10 Amalia Drive, Building B, Buckhannon, WV.

Lingo Lai, MD

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Assistant Professor; Cornea Specialist
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Leah Laxson, MD

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Assistant Professor, Director, Diabetic Retinopathy Program; Retina Specialist
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Thomas Mauger, MD

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Chair, WVU Eye Institute; Professor; Cornea Specialist
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Brian Mcmillan, MD

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Assistant Professor, Director Ophthalmology Medical Student Clerkship; Glaucoma Specialist
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John Nguyen, MD

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Associate Professor
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