Choroidal neovascular membrane (CNVM) is a problem that is related to a wide variety of retinal diseases but is most commonly linked to age-related macular degeneration. With CNVM, abnormal blood vessels stemming from the choroid (the blood vessel-rich tissue layer just beneath the retina) grow up through the retinal layers. These new vessels are very fragile and break easily, causing blood and fluid to pool within the layers of the retina. As the vessels leak, they disturb the delicate retinal tissue, causing the vision to deteriorate. The severity of the symptoms depends on the size of the CNVM and its proximity to the macula. Patients’ symptoms may be very mild such as a blurry or distorted area of vision, or more severe, like a central blind spot.
Wagner Kapoor Institute
Ophthalmologists & Eye Surgeons located in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia & North Carolina
Welcome to Wagner Kapoor Institute, specializing in diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, eye tumors, and the diagnosis and management of complex medical and surgical eye disease. We are the preferred referral for National Retina Centers of Excellence and the preeminent provider of adult and pediatric macula and retina treatments located in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia & North Carolina. Our state-of-the-art facilities offer the latest technology and treatments to save your eyesight.
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Age-Related Macular Degeneration
- Retinal Occlusions
- Retinal Vascular Disease
- Ocular trauma & retinal detachment
- Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy
- Retinal Tears and Holes
- Macular Pucker
- Retinopathy of prematurity and other pediatric diseases of the eye
- Cancers of the eye
- Second Opinions
Dedicated to saving sight and enhancing lives, we offer our patients nine convenient locations, reduced wait times, and the comfort of the highest level of personal care and expertise. At Wagner Kapoor Institute, we value our patients’ trust and confidence and understand the challenge posed by diminishing eyesight. Our team provides patients and family members with the caring touch and reassurance they need and deserve.
Dr. Alan Wagner is a board certified, fellowship trained ophthalmologist specializing in vitreoretinal surgery. He is Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at EVMS and the Medical College of Virginia and serves as a research consultant at the Strelitz Diabetes Institute. A highly trained macular and retinal surgeon, Dr. Wagner is on the medical staff at most area hospitals, including pediatric units and children’s hospitals.
Diabetes Eye Care - Dr. Kapoor
Words from our patients
"Did a great job with my mother-in-law and her macular degeneration. Great caring staff, on time, efficient, pretty office, and he's really nice."
"Dr Wagner helped me when I was having an eye emergency and was in tremendous pain. I highly recommend him and his staff!"
"I had excellent results from my eye surgery, and would recommend Doctors Wagner and Kapoor. "
"The staff and Doctor Wagner are phenomenal. I can't explain enough how great the team is! Wonderful experience."
"From the fist visit I was treated with respect y all the workers. Dr. Wagner is the best and makes you feel very at ease. They are the best."