Dr. Justin Needham is a board certified Ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract and refractive surgery, including LASIK, PRK, Implantable Collamer Lenses, Refractive Lens Exchange and Cataract Surgery. He also has experience with all types of advanced technology intraocular lenses and glaucoma laser treatments and Micro Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS).
Originally a native of Colorado, Dr. Needham has a degree in Biology from Whitman College. His studies included a year abroad in New Zealand and he has been travelling the globe ever since. After college, he was selected to attend our nation’s military medical school, Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD, earning his medical degree and graduating near the top of his class. Dr. Needham then completed his internship at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia. Upon completion of his internship, Dr. Needham was trained as an Army Flight Surgeon and stationed in Ansbach, Germany providing primary medical care to the pilots and families of the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade. While in Germany, Dr. Needham was selected ahead of his peers to attend ophthalmology residency at the most sought after Army program, Madigan Army Medical Center, Ft. Lewis, WA. At Madigan, he trained under some of the most experienced cataract and refractive surgeons in the military.
Following residency training, Dr. Needham was immediately selected for a teaching position at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. In addition to providing comprehensive cataract and refractive surgery in the clinic, he also delivered lectures and taught cataract surgery to the ophthalmology residents.
His military service continued when he was promoted to Major and assigned as the Chief of Ophthalmology and of the Warfighter Refractive Eye Surgery Program at Fort Stewart, GA. While assigned to Ft. Stewart, Dr. Needham has performed thousands of cataract and refractive surgery procedures on soldiers, retirees and family members from Ft. Stewart, Ft. Jackson, Ft. Benning, and surrounding military bases.
As both an Ophthalmologist and LASIK patient himself, Dr. Needham, fully understands the incredible life changing benefits of refractive surgery. He is truly passionate about ensuring that each and every patient gets the appropriate surgery to match his or her lifestyle and vision goals. He creates a highly customized treatment program for every patient to ensure the safest and most accurate possible results.
Now a veteran, Dr. Needham is excited to start as an associate at the Milan Eye Center. He is looking forward to setting down some roots and spending time with his wife, Tristan, and two children, Ivy & Oliver.
“Seeing Dr. Sajja was very easy and efficient. He was very thorough and professional. He was also very honest in what he felt needed to be done. He also had a very good bedside manner and was caring, nothing was painful at all. The surgery was a quick procedure and I was in excellent care. I was amazed that Dr. Sajja himself called me two days after surgery to check-up on me!”
“Dr. Milan Patel is an excellent, caring physician. From the initial exam through cataract surgery he was very patient with explaining the surgery and recovery process. I had both eyes replaced with new lenses and felt extremely comfortable through both procedures. I highly, highly recommend him!”
“I was scared of having my cataracts removed, but the doctor and all of the staff made me most comfortable. There was no pain & the recovery was short. I would recommend Dr. Desai to anyone who needs surgery. And the people who work there are just wonderful”