Daniel B. Drysdale, M.D.

At Drysdale Eye Center, you will be among friends.

Dr. Drysdale is a graduate of Princeton University and Duke Medical School. He completed internship and residency training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He has served in many teaching roles, including positions at the University of Michigan when he was a resident, and with the University of Virginia as a Clinical Assistant Professor. Dr. Drysdale is currently on the faculty as a preceptor at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine and has 4th year medical students rotating through his office on a regular basis.

His interests include advanced technology cataract surgery, lens implantation, instrument design, and outreach to underserved populations. He enjoys traveling to global meetings and is active in national professional organizations. He especially enjoys seeing happy post-op patients.

Dr. Drysdale has served as president of the Southwestern Virginia Medical Society and is currently a member of the Medical Society of Virginia, the American Medical Association, the Virginia Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He is widely known in the profession for instrument design, but does not hold patents, rather giving his instruments as payback to the profession. In his spare time, he likes golf, reading and travel. Dr. Drysdale is married with five grown children and lives in Blacksburg.

He has been a speaker at the Annual Meetings of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the Virginia Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, and has presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Services at Drysdale Eye Center include cataract surgery, refractive lens implantation, glaucoma management, including laser treatment, as well as comprehensive eye and vision care with an adjoining optical shop.

Dr. Drysdale’s practice opened on March 1, 1978, in the Medical Arts Building next to LewisGale Montgomery Hospital (then Montgomery County Hospital), and moved to the new building across the street in 2002.

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