Meet Dr. Voicu
Dr. Laura A. Voicu, board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, specializes in the diagnosis and management of disorders of the cornea, external and ocular surface disease including dry eye, as well as glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Voicu has completed fellowship training in dry eye and cornea as well as glaucoma. Other areas of focus for Dr. Voicu are the treatment of eye disease in underserved populations and the use of technology to improve access and quality of eye care. Dr. Voicu joins Vold Vision in Northwest Arkansas after her education at Duke University Eye Center and the Doheny and Jules Stein UCLA Centers.
Specialties and Skills
Dr. Voicu provides cornea and external disease care, from the treatment of dry eye and infections to eye surgery. Dr. Voicu performs many treatments for the cornea, including full thickness corneal transplantation, partial thickness corneal transplants (DSAEK), and the newest, thinnest cornea transplant available (DMEK). She enjoys helping patients restore their vision with cataract surgery and she has a special interest in complex cataract procedures and laser-assisted cataract surgery. Dr. Voicu focuses on the management of complex cases involving corneal disease and glaucoma. She also performs bladeless corneal refractive surgery, such as LASIK.
Education and Training
Dr. Voicu has extensive medical training in the intricacies of cornea and glaucoma disease. As a graduate of New York University's Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she has continuously earned multiple scholarships and academic awards. After completing an internship in internal medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, she continued her training with a residency at the Duke University Eye Center in North Carolina. She was then honored to be elevated to the role of Chief Resident. Next, she finished a fellowship in corneal and ocular surface diseases at Doheny UCLA Eye Center in Pasadena, California. Dr. Voicu then completed a glaucoma fellowship at the Jules Stein-UCLA Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Voicu has earned clinical and research fellowships in the past for her work in ophthalmology, as well as prior work in chemistry and biochemistry.
Awards and Honors
- Sanford and Erna Schulhofer Endowed Fellowship for Cornea and External Diseases at Doheny-UCLA
- Harold and Pauline Price Endowed Fellowship
- Rosalind Alcott Endowed Fellowship for Glaucoma at Jules Stein-UCLA
- Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship in Opthalmology
- Clark Fellowship for Pre-Medicine Scholars at Wesleyan University
- Hawk Prize in Chemistry from Wesleyan University
- Phi Beta Kappa honor society at Wesleyan University
- Silverman Prize in Biochemistry from Wesleyan University
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
- American Glaucoma Society
- Arkansas Ophthalmologic Society
Dr. Voicu is committed to providing high-quality eye care to underserved patients at home and abroad. Dr. Voicu has volunteered her services as a surgeon with the Virtue Foundation in Mongolia. She has also worked to improve eye care services in Liberia and Belize. She strives to bring cornea transplantation and glaucoma care to locations where such care is not currently available. Other service includes providing eye care in Mexico City with SalaUno Eye Clinic and in Rwanda with the Himalayan Cataract Project. Dr. Voicu also enjoys volunteering her time locally such as she did with the Care Harbor Eye Clinic at UCLA.
Healthcare & Insurance Article
Northwest Arkansas Business Journal features Dr. Laura Voicu in their November 13, 2017 magazine. Read along as they discuss Vold Vision hiring Dr. Voicu as the first cornea specialist in NWA. Click the magazine or link below to learn more.