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Vanessa Lima, M.D.

Dr. Lima practices comprehensive ophthalmology for the entire family.  She provides medical and routine exams. Her specialty is in plastic and reconstructive eyelid surgery.  Dr. Lima’s expertise in eyelid disease allow her to treat problems such as drooping eyelids, eyelid cancer and eyelid malposition.  She also manages common eye problems such as glaucoma, dry eyes, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. Dr. Lima screens for eye disorders associated with general medical problems such as thyroid disease, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, and sleep apnea.

A local Marylander, Dr.Lima finished medical school and ophthalmology residency at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, she completed a fellowship is Oculoplastics, Lacrimal and Orbital Disease at the University of Adelaide in Australia.  Dr.Lima served as Assistant Professor in Opthalmology at the Johns Hopkins University Wilmer Eye Institute for several years.  She then joined the Medical Eye Center in 2012.  She has been a member of the American Academy of Opthalmology throughout her career.  She enjoys volunteering at medical missions abroad and has written numerous peer-reviewed publications in the field of opthalmogy and oculoplastics.