Ophthalmology Winchester VA

Diabetic Retinopathy

Ophthalmology Winchester VA

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that weakens the blood vessels that supply nourishment to the retina...Learn More

Macular Degeneration

Ophthalmology Winchester VA

Macular degeneration, or AMD, is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in people over the age of 65...Learn More

Other Retina & Vitreous Diseases

Ophthalmology Winchester VA

There are a wide range of retinal diseases and conditions, from the common and easily treated to those that are less common...Learn More

Meet Dr. Waqas Ilyas

Retinal Ophthalmologist Winchester VA  | Dr. Waqas Ilyas MDDr. Waqas Ilyas is a board-certified ophthalmologist and vitreo-retinal surgeon, who serves as the owner of Retina and Vitreous Consultants of Virginia, P.C. He also is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at George Washington University School of Medicine, where he imparts his extensive knowledge of retinal care to young eye physicians.

Dr. Ilyas graduated with his M.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and completed residency training in Ophthalmology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, where he served as Chief Resident during his final year. He went on to serve for two years as faculty in the Department of Ophthalmology at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia where he taught residents in ophthalmology and surgery of the anterior segment. To further advance his training, he then completed a two year fellowship in Vitreo-Retinal Diseases and Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. He moved back to the Virginia area after his fellowship and established a retina practice in Winchester to serve the local and surrounding communities.

Dr. Ilyas was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. He has lived in Virginia for the past 10 years with only a brief hiatus for his fellowship. He enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two lovely children. When he is not practicing medicine or at a national retina meeting, he enjoys hobbies such as: playing squash, jogging, and traveling.


Dr. Ilyas is currently a member of:

  • American Society of Retina Specialists
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Virginia Society of Ophthalmology