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Joseph A. LoCascio, III, MD, FACS
Consultative Ophthalmology Services and Eye Surgery


Dr. LoCascio attended the University of Virginia Medical School and completed two fellowships, including one at Duke University. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He will use his over 30 years of experience for consultative services, the medical and surgical diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases including, but not limited to, cataracts, glaucoma, corneal and laser surgeries. Appointment is by doctor referral only.

Dr. LoCascio completed his medical school training at the University of Virginia in 1975. He then did his Internship at St. Marys Hospital in Connecticut (Yale Affiliate) in Internal Medicine. He went on to a Fellowship in Ophthalmic Pathology at Albany Medical Center Hospital, followed by his 3-year Residency at Albany Medical Center in Ophthalmology. From there he did his second Fellowship, a Clinical and Research Fellowship in corneal and external disease, at Duke University Eye Center from 1980-1982. He was Board Certified in 1982. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has membership in the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the AMA, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is a past president of the Duke University Eye Center Alumni Association, WV Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, The Cabell County Medical Society, Huntington Cabell Department of Health, the Board of Trustees of River Park Hospital and the Medical Eye Bank of WV. He is currently serving as a board member of the Medical Eye Bank of WV. After finishing his tenure as Councilor for the WV Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, he continues his involvement as a Counselor Emeritus. He is the WV ophthalmology representative to the Carrier Advisory Committee to Medicare and to the Provider Advisory Committee of Blue Cross Blue Shield. In 2011 he was appointed to the Health Policy Committee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He was a member of the Cabell County Board of Health and was on the Board of Directors of Valley Health Systems. He has been the team ophthalmologist for the Marshall University football team for the past 15 years. Dr. LoCascio has academic appointments at Marshall University as Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and WVU as Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology. Dr. LoCascio has been affiliated with HIMG since 1997. He is the Medical and Surgical Director of Center for Sight of Ultimate Health Services.

Dr. LoCascio provides services in our Huntington offices. His toll-free number is (877) 446-4362