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If you are wanting laser vision correction or cataract eye surgery, or are in need of an ophthalmologist, our team of expertly trained eye doctors at Cullom & Farah will provide you with a customized eye care plan using the most up to date technology and surgical techniques, all with a personal touch.
R. Douglas Cullom, M.D.Board-Certified Ophthalmologist LASIK Laser Vision Correction Laser Cataract Surgery
Dr. Douglas Cullom specializes in LASIK Laser Vision Correction and Laser-assisted Cataract Surgery. After receiving his medical degree from Vanderbilt University, he went on to complete his ophthalmology residency at the nationally recognized Wills Eye Hospital, where he published studies on laser surgery. After his residency, Dr. Cullom achieved the rank of Commander in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia. As the primary refractive surgeon, he provided laser refractive surgery to the elite Navy SEAL units. Dr. Cullom has a unique understanding and appreciation for laser vision correction and the life-changing effect it has on his patients, having undergone LASIK himself.
As the first Catalys laser surgeon in Virginia, Dr. Douglas Cullom has trained numerous surgeons on laser-assisted cataract surgery. He was also the first surgeon in Virginia to implant the Symfony extended range of vision intraocular implant. He has performed over 20,000 cataract surgeries and 10,000 LASIK procedures.
Dr. Cullom is heavily involved in global blindness solutions through Surgical Eye Expeditions International and participates in several international mission trips each year performing hundreds of cataract surgeries for those in need - most recently in Colombia, El Salvador and Nicaragua. He speaks fluent Spanish and enjoys collaborating with local ophthalmologists in Latin America. He supports the Virginia Land Conservancy, Literacy for Life and is a host for international students with the Global Friends Program at William and Mary.
Anthony Farah, M.D.Board-Certified Ophthalmologist LASIK Laser Vision Correction Laser Cataract Surgery
Anthony Farah, MD specializes in LASIK Laser Vision Correction, Laser-assisted Cataract Surgery, and General Opthalmology. As a native of Virginia, Dr. Farah graduated from the University of Virginia and then continued on to receive his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA, where he was selected into the prestigious medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha and awarded several professionalism and service distinctions by senior faculty. He then went on to complete his ophthalmology residency at the internationally recognized Wills Eye Institute. At Wills Eye, Dr. Farah pursued his interest in cutting-edge technology with his research on the new ORA System — breakthrough technology that allows for refined intraocular lens calculations during cataract surgery. He has presented his research at several national conferences, most recently at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
As a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the International Society of Refractive Surgery, he is also certified for the CATALYS Precision Laser System for Laser Cataract Surgery and the VISX Excimer Laser for Laser Vision Correction.
Dr. Farah resides in Williamsburg with his wife, an alum of William & Mary, and their children.
Mary Ellen Cullom, M.D.Board-Certified Ophthalmologist, Neuro-ophthalmologist, Comprehensive Eye Care
*Retired May 2020
Dr. Mary Ellen Cullom, a Board Certified Neuro-ophthalmologist and comprehensive Ophthalmologist, earned her medical degree from the University of Michigan, where she was valedictorian. She completed her Ophthalmology residency and Neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, recently ranked the #2 Ophthalmology program in the United States by US News and World Report.
Dr. Cullom has been in practice with Hampton Roads Eye Associates on the peninsula for 20 years. She primarily focuses on primary eye care. She concentrates on diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and dry eye syndrome. She continues to see her established neuro-ophthalmic patients for visual disorders related to the nervous system.
Dr. Cullom is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, as well as a member of the North American Neuro-ophthalmic Society. She is an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Leana Long, M.D.Board-Certified Ophthalmologist, Comprehensive Eye Care
Dr. Long is an experienced and compassionate eye physician and surgeon. She received her baccalaureate degree with honors in neuroscience from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She then worked as a researcher in Department of Molecular Neurobiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Long went on to receive her medical degree from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, and then completed her internship at Carilion Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia. Her medical and surgical training in ophthalmology was at the University of Texas, San Antonio. She has received research grants from both the National Science Foundation and from the National Eye Institute. While practicing in Syracuse, New York, she held a faculty appointment at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She is board certified in Ophthalmology and is an active fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Long is committed to providing state of the art medical care in an ethical and caring manner. She enjoys helping her patients see better by providing them with comprehensive eye exams, as well as management of glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, and dry eye syndrome. In addition to examinations, she performs laser surgery for specific eye diseases. Dr. Long was one of the first ophthalmologists on the peninsula to perform SLTs, a laser treatment for glaucoma. She has experience using Botox to treat medical conditions such as eyelid and facial spasms. She also offers professional eyelid treatments that include meibomian gland expression and MicroBelpharoExfoliation with BlephEx to help sore, inflamed eyelids and evaporative dry eye disease.
Outside of ophthalmology, Dr. Long enjoys spending time with her children, as well as cycling and hiking.
Matthew Reed, M.D.Board-Certified Ophthalmologist, Retinal Surgeon
Dr. Matthew D. Reed is a Board Certified, fellowship-trained retinal surgeon. He specializes in the medical and surgical management of potentially blinding conditions of the retina and vitreous, and offers the latest techniques in the treatment of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal detachment. Dr. Reed completed his residency training in Ophthalmology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and received his fellowship training in retina at the prestigious University of Wisconsin.
Gary Fredericksen, O.D., F.A.A.O.Fellowship-Trained Optometrist, Comprehensive Eye Care
Dr. Gary W. Fredericksen comes from Boston, Massachusetts where he received his BS from Boston College, and his Doctorate in Optometry from the New England College of Optometry. Upon receiving his degree, he entered the United States Air Force as an Optometrist. Dr. Fredericksen served in the Air Force for 25 years, just recently retiring in 2006 at the rank of Colonel. His distinguished Air Force career took him both to many stateside locations and overseas. After a stint at the Air Forces Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Alabama, Colonel Fredericksen served as Chief of Optometry and consultant for Air Combat Command at nearby Langley Air Force Base Virginia.
He finished his career as Chief of Optometry at the Air Forces 2nd largest Medical Center, Keesler AFB, Mississippi. His military decorations include Meritorious Service Medals, Outstanding Unit Awards, and a Humanitarian medal for his role in the Katrina hurricane disaster that devastated his home base in Biloxi, Mississippi. Throughout his career he has repeatedly set up clinical rotations for Optometry students to train and has been named adjunct clinical faculty at Southern, Indiana, and Pennsylvania Colleges of Optometry. Additionally, Dr. Fredericksen earned his fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry and is a clinical examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry. Dr. Fredericksen is married to his wife Terri from St Louis, Missouri. They have two children who are college graduates, Holly and Abby.
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