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Vanessa Lima, M.D.

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Languages: English, Thai

Expertise: Blepharoplasty, Cataracts, Diabetic Retinopathy, Dry Eyes, Eye Conditions, Eyelid Cancer, Eyelid Disease, Eyelid Malposition, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Ophthalmology, Ptosis, Tearing more


The Medical Eye Center - Columbia
Appointment Phone: 410-997-9900

8860 Columbia 100 Parkway
Suite 101
Columbia, MD 21045 map
Phone: 410-997-9900
Fax: 410-997-4498

Medical Eye Center- Olney
Appointment Phone: 301-774-2750

3402 Oland Wood Court
Olney, MD 20832 map
Phone: 301-774-2750
Fax: 301-774-2756


Dr. Lima is a board-certified ophthalmologist providing comprehensive medical and surgical eye care for the entire family. She is a fellowship-trained plastic and reconstructive eye surgeon and has a special interest in eyelid malposition and eyelid cancer. Dr. Lima has participated and directed ophthalmic missions abroad. She has written several peer-reviewed publications in the fields of ophthalmology and oculoplastics.

Dr. Lima served as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Johns Hopkins University, Wilmer Eye Institute at Columbia from 2008-2012. She currently serves as an Ophthalmology Consultant to the Medical Eye Center in Columbia. more



  • MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine (2001)


  • University of Maryland / Ophthalmology (2005)


  • University of Adelaide Clinical Education / Ophthalmology (2006)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology / Ophthalmology (2008)
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