Welcome to the VCU Division of Neuro-Ophthalmology.

The Division of Neuro-Ophthalmology in the Department of Neurology provides expert consultation and clinical care for adult and pediatric patients with disorders of vision related to the nervous system.  

VCU fellowship-trained neuro-ophthalmologists Warren L Felton III, MD and Scott Haines, MD hold joint faculty appointments in the Department of Neurology and the Department of Ophthalmology and work closely with physicians and other providers of health care at VCU Medical Center and throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.  

Clinical Care

The Division of Neuro-Ophthalmology provides comprehensive services including:

  • Humphrey automated perimetry (visual field testing)  
  • Ocular coherence tomography (OCT)  
  • Critical flicker fusion frequency  
  • Optic fundus photography  
  • Auto-fluorescence Imaging  
  • Infrared pupillography  
  • Visual evoked potential (VEP), pattern and flash  
  • Electroretinography (ERG), standard full-field flash and multifocal  


Division faculty provide education for medical students at VCU and training for residents in the Departments of Neurology, Ophthalmology and Neurosurgery. 


Research within the Division of Neuro-Ophthalmology

Faculty members are active in clinical research and provide interpretation of various tests of visual function, such as automated visual field and visual electrophysiology studies including electroretinography (ERG) and visual evoked potentials (VEP) through the VCU Department of Neurology Neurophysiology Laboratory. 

About the Chair

Dr. Warren L Felton III is a tenured professor of neurology and ophthalmology of the VCU School of Medicine.

After receiving his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, he completed a neurology residency and neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at VCU Medical Center. A fellow of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society and certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry in both neurology and vascular neurology, Dr. Felton is also the director of visual neurophysiology at VCU. With support from the National Institutes of Health and other industry funders, he’s served as principal investigator for more than 30 clinical research studies in the following fields: neuro-ophthalmology, multiple sclerosis, stroke and related central nervous system demyelinating disorders. He’s also authored and co-authored peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and presented his work around the region, the country and the world. 

Dr Felton maintains in active clinical practice with expertise in the fields of neuro-ophthalmology, stroke, multiple sclerosis and demyelinating disorders of the central nervous system. In addition to serving as chair of the Division of Neuro-Ophthalmology, Dr. Felton holds the following positions:  

  • Medical Director of the Adult Neurology Clinic at VCU Medical Center  
  • Chair of the Credentials Committee for VCU Health System  
  • Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology Peer Review Committee for Promotion and Tenure 
  • Director of the vascular neurology fellowship at VCU  
  • VCU principal investigator for NIH StrokeNet, a collaborative clinical research effort in cerebrovascular disease
  • VCU representative for health disparities on the Virginia Stroke Systems Task Force

As medical director of the VCU Stroke Center from 2006 through 2018, Dr. Felton led the first program certified by the Joint Commission at VCU and led VCU Medical Center to be the first Comprehensive Stroke Center certified in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 2015. Over the years he has contributed to or led the training of fellows in neuro-ophthalmology fellows, and he’s received both the Outstanding Teaching award and the Instructor of the Year recognition from the department’s residents on numerous occasions. In 2012 he received recognition by the American Academy of Neurology for excellence in neurologic education as a member of the national honor role of neurologic teachers.  

Message from the Chair

VCUSOM Message from the Dean - Warren Felton

Message from the Chair

The mission of the Division of Neuro-Ophthalmology is to provide excellence in the care of patients, education and research in collaboration with our colleagues at VCU Health, in the Commonwealth of Virginia and across the nation.

Warren L Felton III, MD

Faculty & Staff

Division of Neuro-Ophthalmology faculty and staff

Warren L. Felton III, M.D.

Warren L. Felton III, M.D.

Division Chair, Neuro-ophthalmology

Warren L. Felton III, M.D.

Warren L. Felton III, M.D.

Division Chair, Neuro-ophthalmology

Department of Neurology

Associate Chair of Clinical Activities
Professor, Neurology and Ophthalmology
Medical Director, VCU Stroke Center
Divisions: Adult Neurology, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Vascular Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis

Phone: (804) 828-7929

Email: warren.feltoniii@vcuhealth.org

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Contact & Outpatient Locations

VCU Division of Neuro-Ophthalmology
417 N 11th Street
Box 980599
Richmond, Virginia 23298
Phone: (804) 828-4806

VCU Medical Center

417 N 11th St.
Ambulatory Care Center, 5th Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23298
Phone: (804) 828-4806

Neuroscience, Orthopedics and Wellness Center

11958 West Broad Street
Henrico, Virginia 23233
Phone: (804) 360-4669