Meet Dr. Ceballos

April 03, 2017

Dr. Ceballos at Piedmont Eye CenterThis month in our “Meet the Doctors” series, we are meeting Dr. Elizenda Ceballos. As an American Board of Ophthalmology-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Ceballos has published numerous scientific articles and has given presentations at regional and national meetings. In addition to specializing in the medical, laser, and surgical treatment of glaucoma, Dr. Ceballos also performs advanced cataract surgery using the latest techniques. Dr. Ceballos is bilingual in English and Spanish.

What made you want to become an ophthalmologist?

In my second year of medical school, the ophthalmology program director at Emory University gave a wonderful lecture about the field of ophthalmology. I was hooked. Ophthalmology is a fascinating and evolving field. I love the fact that in my practice I get to see young and old patients, treat chronic diseases as well as acute problems, and spend time in the office as well as perform surgery. I have never regretted my decision to become an ophthalmologist.

What brought you to Piedmont Eye Center?

After completing an ophthalmology residency at Emory University and glaucoma fellowship training at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Florida, I looked for practice opportunities mostly along the East Coast. It was important to me to join a large, multi-specialty group in a town with a high quality of life and lots of opportunities for outdoor activities. Lynchburg and Piedmont Eye Center fit the bill perfectly. There was also a great need for a glaucoma specialist in this area.

Why did you choose your sub-specialty?

Glaucoma is a challenging subspecialty as there is no cure for the disease. However, highly effective treatments are available. I like the fact that by caring for glaucoma patients I will be able to follow patients for many years and develop long-term relationships with them.  

What types of surgery do you perform?

I perform standard cataract surgery, laser cataract surgery, and various types of lasers and surgical procedures for glaucoma.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

Helping someone who is blind to see again.

What’s one thing you wish every patient knew?

With early diagnosis and treatment, most patients with glaucoma do not lose their vision.

What do you like to do in your down time?

Spend time with my children, read, and ski.

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