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The Retina Service provides diagnosis and treatment of multiple diseases of the retina, choroid, and vitreous. These include macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, retinal detachments, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, retinal vein and artery occlusions, ocular trauma, hereditary retinal disease, uveitis, and more.

Faculty participate in research and development of new treatments and provide their patients with the state-of-the-art retinal care.


Our primary interest is to provide support to the surrounding community for care of patients with refractory uveitis or difficult diagnostic situations. If necessary, we can provide high-level, anti-inflammatory therapies (immunosuppression) with the assistance of the Department of Rheumatology at UNC.

Vitreo-Retinal Surgery Specialists

J. Niklas Ulrich, M D
J. Niklas Ulrich, MD

Alice Zhang, M D
Alice Zhang, MD

Medical Retina Specialist

Beatrice Y. Brewington, M D
Beatrice Y.  Brewington, MD

Retina, Vitreous, & Uveitis Specialist

Keirnan Willett, MD