As a nationally ranked eye center, Duke Eye Center of Winston-Salem offers state-of-the-art specialty eyecare. A group of highly trained eye professionals sees patients for routine comprehensive eye care, as well as specialized care to treat and manage glaucoma, cataracts, corneal disease, pediatric eye conditions and eye movement disorders for adults and children. The providers also offer refractive procedures such as LASIK and PRK for glasses-free living, as well as oculofacial and cosmetic services for facial reconstruction and rejuvenation.
Jiaxi Ding, MD, and Roshni Ranjit-Reeves, MD, recently joined Duke Eye Center of Winston-Salem and brought highly skilled training in specialized areas of ophthalmology, both on a quest to enhance their patients’ lives in extraordinary ways!
AVOID VISION LOSS
Dr. Ding is a fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of cataracts and glaucoma, both top causes of vision loss. “Cataracts cause the lens of your eye to become cloudy, and vision is blurred. Cataract surgery can help restore vision by replacing the cloudy lens inside the eye with a replacement lens,” she said. “It is an incredibly delicate procedure. Most patients find it a quick, painless process and are amazed by the results – some patients may not need glasses at all, and some may only need reading glasses following the surgery.”
Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that can cause irreversible vision loss or blindness due to high eye pressure. “Often called the ‘sneak thief of vision,’ glaucoma typically produces no symptoms as patches of vision are slowly lost,” Dr. Ding explained. “I help patients understand central 20/20 eyesight can occur even in advanced glaucoma, like a tunnel of darkness closing in as the peripheral vision gets worse first. From the first day we meet, my ongoing job is to empower patients to recognize eye diseases as early as possible, and if necessary, to fight its progression together. My mission is to have your eyesight outlive your life.”
Dr. Ding offers the latest surgical techniques for glaucoma and cataract surgery. In the last year, Duke Eye Center added four new types of glaucoma surgeries, including iStent Inject (2nd generation of iStent), Hydrus Microstent, Omni Surgical System and Clearpath tube shunt. Dr. Ding is committed to offering her patients the best range of treatment options, including cutting edge technology.
Having relocated to North Carolina, she enjoys the weather, the people, a wealth of top-notch educational powerhouses, the ocean coastline and the majestic mountains.
LOOK AND FEEL REFRESHED
Ranjit-Reeves or “Dr. Rosh” as she is known by her patients, specializes in facial rejuvenation, cosmetic enhancements, plastic surgery and reconstruction of the eye area, but makes it a priority to take care of every patient as a whole. “While I focus on oculofacial surgery, it’s important to listen to the entire story,” she explained. “Stress management, diet and sleep are all integral in healing post-procedure, and improving skin health.”
With the world becoming more connected, we are all inundated with photographs, and the ability to zoom in on real-time images to literally document our aging process. “The most common reason patients come to see me is to look more rested and less tired,” said Dr. Rosh. “Patients do not want to look different; they want to look like a better version of themselves. But, in our day of instant gratification, patients want results fast, so the amount of downtime required with a procedure is something we discuss.”
Patients are more aware and educated about cosmetic enhancement options, and Duke Eye Center is seeing patients interested in rejuvenation earlier now in their 30s and 40s. “I am able to offer a full range of facial rejuvenation services from non-invasive photofacials to minimally invasive procedures such as fillers, neurotoxins and laser skin resurfacing in addition to surgery which allows for a multifaceted approach to the anti-aging process,” said Dr. Rosh. “I perform plastic surgery for droopy lids (ptosis), excess eyelid skin, under-eye bags and hanging brows to help patients look more refreshed while also improving their field of vision.”
Dr. Rosh and her husband were both fortunate to be accepted into fellowship programs in North Carolina. After completing ophthalmology residency in Tampa, FL, she was accepted to a two-year oculofacial and reconstructive surgery fellowship program at Duke University and stayed on as Duke faculty in Winston-Salem, while her husband is an interventional pain specialist at Wake Forest Baptist Health. A Florida native, Dr. Rosh loves the beach, Pilates and exploring the mountains of North Carolina.
Duke Eye Center of Winston-Salem is located at 1340 Creekshire Way, Suite 100. Learn more about their services and their team at dukehealth.org/locations/duke-eye-center-of-winston-salem, or call 336.768.3240 to schedule an appointment.