Anna Fakadej, M.D. is a specialist in refractive cataract surgery, including the correction of astigmatism and presbyopia with various surgical and implant technology. She also specializes in facial rejuvenation and general ophthalmic surgery. She is considered an expert in refractive cataract surgery, femtosecond laser, and wavefront aberrometry.
She received her bachelor of science/arts degree in chemistry and psychology from Duke University and her medical degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine, where she graduated with awards. She served her internship at the University of Rochester and completed her residency in ophthalmology at the University of Rochester. She attended the Physician CEO program at Northwestern Kellogg School of Business which inspired her to pursue her MBA. In 2018, She completed her MBA from Duke University Fuqua School of Business. Dr. Fakadej is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American College of Surgeons. Dr. Fakadej is actively involved in research for intraocular lens technology. She lectures both nationally and internationally to optometrists and ophthalmologists on cataract surgery.
Dr. Fakadej regularly participates with volunteer missions to Ethiopia, India, and Honduras where she performs sight restoration cataract surgery on patients in under-developed areas.
She is a partner with Carolina Eye Associates, the former President of the Eye Surgery Center of the Carolinas and the current Medical Director for the Ophthalmic Medical Assistance Program for Sandhills Community College. Dr. Fakadej has assisted the U.S. Army’s Special Operations Command by volunteering as a visual expert for night vision enhancement. She is an assistant professor at Campbell University’s Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine.
She is involved in the community, contributing to local schools as a mentor and volunteers for the Pinecrest Forensics Team. In 2013 was recognized as a leadership donor by the Washington Duke Club Fellows and Thomas Keller Leadership Circle. She contributes to Penn State University for research on pancreatic cancer. She has been a foster dog volunteer for K-2 Solutions, a program that trains service dogs for veterans with PTSD. She has served on the Board of MIRA USA and volunteers to foster puppies for this program which provides guide dogs for visually impaired youths. She served as a Board Member for Friend to Friend, a nonprofit that advocates and provides services for sexually traumatized, domestic violence and human trafficking. She is the President for Compass Rising, a local non-profit providing crisis assistance to our community.
She is a survivor of a pancreatic tumor for 5 years. This experience helped her understand the medical profession from the patient’s perspective. She believes in the power of a second opinion and the power of Hope. She speaks on this experience to audiences widely.
She became a Registered Yoga Instructor in 2020. In her spare time, Dr. Fakadej enjoys yoga, hiking, and traveling the world.
Sees Patients In:
- Refractive cataract surgery
- Comfort cataract surgery
- Advanced technology replacement lenses for cataract surgery
- Femtosecond laser
- Wavefront aberrometer specialist
- YAG laser for after cataract surgery
- Treatment of eye diseases and disorders
- Botox cosmetic
- Dermal fillers for wrinkles & acne
- Laser treatment for facial skin tightening, pigmentation discoloring, wrinkles and folds, and hair removal