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  • Herbert Gould, MD 390 Points

    Herbert Gould, MD

    16220 S Frederick Ave
    Gaithersburg, MD 20877
  • Animal Eye Care Center Dr. Smith

    Animal Eye Care Center Dr. Smith

    Animal Eye Care Center
    9043 Gaither Rd.
    Gaithersburg, MD 20877
  • David Levine, MD 340 Points

    David Levine, MD

    David J. Levine, MD, PA
    Distance: 2.33 mi
    19271 Montgomery Village Ave, Ste H2
    Montgomery Village, MD 20879
  • Steven Blane, MD 100 Points

    Steven Blane, MD

    Distance: 2.33 mi
    19211 Montgomery Village Ave Ste B21
    Montgomery Village, MD 20886
  • Athanasius D George, MD 330 Points

    Athanasius D George, MD

    Distance: 4.29 mi
    19735 GERMANTOWN RD STE 240
    GERMANTOWN, MD 20874
  • Gagan J Singh, MD 10 Points

    Gagan J Singh, MD

    Distance: 4.29 mi
    19719 EXECUTIVE PARK CIRCLE
    GERMANTOWN, MD 20874
  • Alisa Kim, MD
    550 Points

    Alisa Kim, MD

    Maryland Eye Center
    Distance: 4.86 mi
    2403 Research Blvd.
    Suite 102
    Rockville, MD 20850
  • Mark Hendrix, MD 520 Points

    Mark Hendrix, MD

    Rockville Eye Associates, PC
    Distance: 4.86 mi
    3204 Tower Oaks Blvd.
    300
    Rockville, MD 20852
  • Edward Tsoy, MD 420 Points

    Edward Tsoy, MD

    Distance: 4.86 mi
    9707 Medical Center Dr Ste 110
    Rockville, MD 20850
  • Marshall Keys, MD 310 Points

    Marshall Keys, MD

    Distance: 4.86 mi
    121 Congressional Ln Ste 601
    Rockville, MD 20852
  • Lawrence Frank, MD 260 Points

    Lawrence Frank, MD

    general ophthalmology
    Distance: 4.86 mi
    121 Congressional Ln Ste 412
    Rockville, MD 20852
  • Robert Chu, MD 240 Points

    Robert Chu, MD

    Montgomery Eye Center
    Distance: 4.86 mi
    5515 Randolph Rd
    Rockville, MD 20852
  • Amy Nicholas, MD
    230 Points

    Amy Nicholas, MD

    Distance: 4.86 mi
    9420 Key West Ave
    Suite 405
    Rockville, MD 20850
  • Anthony O Roberts, MD 210 Points

    Anthony O Roberts, MD

    Distance: 4.86 mi
    9715 MEDICAL CTR DR STE 502
    ROCKVILLE, MD 20850
  • Arnauld Scafidi, MD 190 Points

    Arnauld Scafidi, MD

    Scafidi & Henrix
    Distance: 4.86 mi
    121 Congressional Ln Ste 510
    Rockville, MD 20852
  • Murray Hammerman, MD 160 Points

    Murray Hammerman, MD

    Hammerman Wanicur & Kane
    Distance: 4.86 mi
    11400 Rockville Pike Ste 301
    Rockville, MD 20852
  • David Wanicur, MD 160 Points

    David Wanicur, MD

    Hammerman Wanicur & Kane
    Distance: 4.86 mi
    11400 Rockville Pike
    Rockville, MD 20852
  • Daniel Pluznik, MD 140 Points

    Daniel Pluznik, MD

    Helfgott Hargett & Pluznik
    Distance: 4.86 mi
    3200 Tower Oaks Blvd. Suite 210
    Rockville, MD 20852
  • Setareh Vistamehr, MD 140 Points

    Setareh Vistamehr, MD

    Vista Eye Center
    Distance: 4.86 mi
    11119 Rockville pike
    318
    Rockville, MD 20852
  • Vinay N Desai, MD 130 Points

    Vinay N Desai, MD

    The Retina Group of Washington
    Distance: 4.86 mi
    600 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 320
    Rockville, MD 20852
  • Robert Feldman, MD 120 Points

    Robert Feldman, MD

    Eye Center Inc
    Distance: 4.86 mi
    15005 Shady Grove Rd Ste 100
    Rockville, MD 20850
  • Howard Kane, MD 120 Points

    Howard Kane, MD

    Hammerman Wanicur & Kane
    Distance: 4.86 mi
    11400 Rockville Pike Ste 301
    Rockville, MD 20852
  • Robert Ralph, MD 120 Points

    Robert Ralph, MD

    Distance: 4.86 mi
    6212 Montrose Rd
    Rockville, MD 20852
  • Toufic Melki, MD 110 Points

    Toufic Melki, MD

    Retina Centers Of Washington
    Distance: 4.86 mi
    15020 Shady Grove Rd Ste 302
    Rockville, MD 20850
  • Gerald Rogell, MD 110 Points

    Gerald Rogell, MD

    Distance: 4.86 mi
    11119 Rockville Pike Ste 404
    Rockville, MD 20852
  • William Boyd, MD 100 Points

    William Boyd, MD

    Distance: 4.86 mi
    Fda/Cder/Odevdaaopp, 5600 Fishers Ln
    Rockville, MD 20857
  • Stephen Glaser, MD 100 Points

    Stephen Glaser, MD

    Distance: 4.86 mi
    15235 Shady Grove Rd Ste 101
    Rockville, MD 20850
  • Kelly Hutcheson, MD 100 Points

    Kelly Hutcheson, MD

    Distance: 4.86 mi
    9850 Key West Ave
    Rockville, MD 20850
  • Padmaja Nootheti, MD 100 Points

    Padmaja Nootheti, MD

    Distance: 4.86 mi
    2101 E Jefferson St, Medical Group
    Rockville, MD 20852
  • James Rosborough Jr, MD 100 Points

    James Rosborough Jr, MD

    Distance: 4.86 mi
    121 Congressional Ln Ste 605
    Rockville, MD 20852
  • A Rosenthal, MD 100 Points

    A Rosenthal, MD

    Distance: 4.86 mi
    9200 Corporate Blvd Rm 250C
    Rockville, MD 20850
  • Larry Sheingorn, MD 100 Points

    Larry Sheingorn, MD

    Distance: 4.86 mi
    9715 Medical Center Dr
    Rockville, MD 20850
  • Mark Whitten, MD 100 Points

    Mark Whitten, MD

    Tlc Laser Ctr
    Distance: 4.86 mi
    11200 Rockville Pike Ste 205
    Rockville, MD 20852
  • Marcia L Hutcheon, MD 80 Points

    Marcia L Hutcheon, MD

    Distance: 4.86 mi
    1395 Piccard Drive
    Rockville, MD 20850
  • David G Wagner, MD 50 Points

    David G Wagner, MD

    Distance: 4.86 mi
    14955 SHADY GROVE RD STE 125
    ROCKVILLE, MD 20850
  • Toufic S Melki, MD 30 Points

    Toufic S Melki, MD

    Distance: 4.86 mi
    15020 SHADY GROVE RD STE 302
    ROCKVILLE, MD 20850
  • Robert C Feldman, MD 20 Points

    Robert C Feldman, MD

    Distance: 4.86 mi
    15005 SHADY GROVE RD STE 100
    ROCKVILLE, MD 20850
  • Lawrence Frank 20 Points

    Lawrence Frank

    Distance: 4.86 mi
    121 Congressional Ln Ste 412
    Rockville, MD 20852
  • Mohammed K Barazi, MD

    Mohammed K Barazi, MD

    Distance: 4.86 mi
    110 N WASHINGTON ST STE 204
    ROCKVILLE, MD 20850
  • Daniel Berinstein, MD

    Daniel Berinstein, MD

    Distance: 4.86 mi
    110 N WASHINGTON ST STE 204
    ROCKVILLE, MD 20850
  • William F Deegan III, MD

    William F Deegan III, MD

    Distance: 4.86 mi
    110 N WASHINGTON ST STE 204
    ROCKVILLE, MD 20850
  • Jay M Lustbader, MD

    Jay M Lustbader, MD

    Distance: 4.86 mi
    1786 PICCARD DR
    ROCKVILLE, MD 20850
  • Robert P Murphy, MD

    Robert P Murphy, MD

    Distance: 4.86 mi
    110 N WASHINGTON ST STE 204
    ROCKVILLE, MD 20850
  • Michael H Osman, MD

    Michael H Osman, MD

    Distance: 4.86 mi
    110 N WASHINGTON ST STE 204
    ROCKVILLE, MD 20850
  • Edward A Tsoy, MD

    Edward A Tsoy, MD

    Distance: 4.86 mi
    9707 MEDICAL CENTER DR STE 110
    ROCKVILLE, MD 20850
  • Jung J Woo, MD

    Jung J Woo, MD

    Distance: 4.86 mi
    15020 SHADY GROVE RD STE 302
    ROCKVILLE, MD 20850
  • Lenard H Hammer, MD 380 Points

    Lenard H Hammer, MD

    Distance: 7.23 mi
    18045 GEORGIA AVE
    OLNEY, MD 20832
  • Scott B Becker, MD 250 Points

    Scott B Becker, MD

    Distance: 7.23 mi
    18045 GEORGIA AVE
    OLNEY, MD 20832

Ophthalmologist Info

Ophthalmologist Summary:
Ophthalmologists are eye doctors who specialize in diagnosing, preventing, and treating diseases and injuries of the eyes. Ophthalmologists are medical doctors or doctors of osteopathy who have chosen the field of vision and the eyes for helping patients. These doctors deal with all issues regarding the anatomy, physiology, function, and diseases that affect the eyes. In addition, ophthalmologists can perform routine eye examinations, dispense advice to patients, and write prescriptions for glasses or contact lenses. Ophthalmologists are also able to prescribe eye drops or drugs to help treat eye infections and diseases.

Ophthalmologists can be considered specialists in both medicine and surgery, as they perform a variety of surgical and nonsurgical interventions to help those who suffer with eye problems.

Ophthalmologist Education and Training:


An ophthalmologist must first obtain a 4 year bachelor's degree, then complete 4 years of medical school in an ophthalmologist program, a 1 year internship, and at least 3 years of residency in the field. Those wishing to pursue a sub-specialty must complete an additional 1 to 2 years of training. After all education has been completed, an Ophthalmology Certification Exam must be passed in order to become a certified ophthalmologist.

Ophthalmologist Conditions Treated:


A few of the concerns and eye disorders that Ophthalmologists deal with include:


Ophthalmologist Sub-specialties:


While ophthalmology is a specialty within the medical field, there are many sub-specialties with ophthalmology. These sub-specialties may focus on certain parts of the eye, certain conditions, specific procedures, or specific populations. Some sub-specialties may include Cornea and External Disease, Glaucoma, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Ocular Oncology, Ophthalmic Pathology, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery, or one of many others.

Ophthalmologist Procedures and Treatments:


Just a few of the interventions used by Ophthalmologists include:

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract surgery
  • Corrective surgery
  • Eye exams
  • Eye ultrasound
  • Eylea injections
  • Fluorescein angiography
  • Fundus photography
  • Laser surgery
  • LASIK eye surgery
  • Lucentis injections
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Prescribe corrective eyewear
  • Refractive surgery
  • Scleral buckle
  • Vision exams
  • Vitrectomy

Ophthalmologist Associations:


The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Board of Ophthalmology are just two of the associations that Ophthalmologist may be linked with. There are many other associations, including those specific to each state and those devoted to sub-specialties within the field.


Ophthalmologist FAQs:
What is an

Ophthalmologist

?
An Ophthalmologist is a physician who performs eye surgery, as well as provides vision care by diagnosing and treating the eye.

Why might I see an Ophthalmologist?
You should see an Ophthalmologist if you experience a change in vision, such as eye pain or redness. You should also see an Ophthalmologist if you experience blurred vision, double vision or eyestrain.

What are some areas that an ophthalmologist can specialize in?
Some of the specialized areas are glaucoma, plastic surgery, cornea diseases, retinal diseases and pediatrics.

What is the difference between an ophthalmologist, optometrist and optician?
These titles are often used interchangeably, but they are quite different and involve different qualifications and practice criteria. An optician mainly works with corrective eye wear and cannot diagnose or treat any condition. An optometrist is a doctor of optometry. While an optometrist may diagnose eye and vision problems, treatment is limited to prescription of corrective eye wear and medications for certain diseases that affect the eye. An optometrist is not a medical doctor. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy with a specialization in care of the eyes and vision. An ophthalmologist can perform all of the duties of the other eye professionals, as well as diagnosing and treating conditions and performing surgical interventions when necessary. The ophthalmologist has the most complete training and qualifications for all aspects of eye and vision health.

What is a holistic ophthalmologist?
This is an ophthalmologist who takes a more natural approach to treating eye diseases and injuries. He or she recommends dietary supplements to maintain eye health as well as alternative medicines and procedures such as acupuncture.

How many ophthalmologists are there in the United States?
The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) states that there are 25,152 ophthalmologists in the United States as of March 6, 2014.


Ophthalmologist Related Terms:
eyes, retina, cornea, glasses, contact lenses laser eye surgery, glaucoma, ocular surgery, near sighted, far sighted, astigmatism, blindness, pink eye, discharge, cataracts, tumors, eye examinations, ophthalmology, vision