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  • David Berler, MD 120 Points

    David Berler, MD

    Washington Eye Physicians
    Distance: 13.66 mi
    5454 Wisconsin Ave Ste 950, Washington Eye Phys & Surg
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  • Neil Martin, MD 120 Points

    Neil Martin, MD

    Washington Eye Physicians
    Distance: 13.66 mi
    5454 Wisconsin Ave Ste 950
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  • Howard Weiss, MD 120 Points

    Howard Weiss, MD

    Washington Eye Physicians
    Distance: 13.66 mi
    5454 Wisconsin Ave Ste 950
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  • Michael Rivers, MD 110 Points

    Michael Rivers, MD

    Retina Group Of Washington
    Distance: 13.66 mi
    5454 Wisconsin Ave Ste 1540
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  • Brooks Brown III, MD 100 Points

    Brooks Brown III, MD

    Distance: 13.66 mi
    5454 Wisconsin Ave # 1017
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  • Thomas Johnson, MD 100 Points

    Thomas Johnson, MD

    Glaser Murphy Retina Treatment
    Distance: 13.66 mi
    5530 Wisconsin Ave Ste 101
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  • Robert Murphy, MD 100 Points

    Robert Murphy, MD

    Glaser Murphy Retina Treatment
    Distance: 13.66 mi
    5530 Wisconsin Ave Ste 835
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  • William Gilbert, MD 100 Points

    William Gilbert, MD

    Retina Group Of Washington
    Distance: 13.66 mi
    5454 Wisconsin Ave Ste 15
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  • Geoffrey Kaplan, MD 100 Points

    Geoffrey Kaplan, MD

    Retina Group Of Washington
    Distance: 13.66 mi
    5454 Wisconsin Ave Ste 1540
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  • William Phillips II, MD 100 Points

    William Phillips II, MD

    Retina Group Of Washington
    Distance: 13.66 mi
    PO Box 15696
    Chevy Chase, MD 20825
  • A Pilkerton Jr, MD 100 Points

    A Pilkerton Jr, MD

    Retina Group Of Washington
    Distance: 13.66 mi
    5454 Wisconsin Ave Ste 1540, Retina Grp Of Wa
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  • Daniel Berinstein, MD 100 Points

    Daniel Berinstein, MD

    The Retina Group of Washington
    Distance: 13.66 mi
    5454 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 1540
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  • Robert P. Murphy, M.D. 100 Points

    Robert P. Murphy, M.D.

    The Retina Group of Washington
    Distance: 13.66 mi
    5454 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 1540
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  • Douglas Gaasterland, MD 100 Points

    Douglas Gaasterland, MD

    University Ophthalmic Cnslnts
    Distance: 13.66 mi
    2 Wisconsin Cir Ste 200
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  • John O'Neill, MD 100 Points

    John O'Neill, MD

    University Ophthalmic Cnslnts
    Distance: 13.66 mi
    2 Wisconsin Cir Ste 200
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  • Roy Rubinfeld, MD 90 Points

    Roy Rubinfeld, MD

    Washington Eye Physicians
    Distance: 13.66 mi
    5454 Wisconsin Ave Ste 950, Washington Eye Phys Surg
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  • Brooks Brown, MD 60 Points

    Brooks Brown, MD

    Distance: 13.66 mi
    5454 Wisconsin Ave
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  • John Bradley, MD 50 Points

    John Bradley, MD

    Distance: 13.66 mi
    6935 Wisconsin Ave Ste 418
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  • John Bradley, MD 10 Points

    John Bradley, MD

    Distance: 13.66 mi
    6935 Wisconsin Ave Ste 418
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  • Colleen Joseph, MD

    Colleen Joseph, MD

    Distance: 13.66 mi
    5530 Wisconsin Ave Ste 1448
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  • Neil Lisa

    Neil Lisa

    Distance: 13.66 mi
    5454 Wisconsin Ave Ste 950
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  • ALAN CORNFIELD, D.C.
    500 Points

    ALAN CORNFIELD, D.C.

    Smart Medical & Rehab Therapy
    Distance: 14.13 mi
    2730 UNIVERSITY BLVD WEST
    SUITE 500
    Silver Spring, MD 20908
  • Michael Baum, MD 370 Points

    Michael Baum, MD

    Distance: 14.13 mi
    8830 Cameron Ct Ste 105
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Jerome Gabry, MD 370 Points

    Jerome Gabry, MD

    Distance: 14.13 mi
    9801 Georgia Ave Ste 221
    Silver Spring, MD 20902
  • Hameed U Peracha, MD 350 Points

    Hameed U Peracha, MD

    American Eye Care center
    Distance: 14.13 mi
    8650 Georgia Ave
    SILVER SPRING, MD 20910
  • John Anderschat, MD 320 Points

    John Anderschat, MD

    Distance: 14.13 mi
    1515 Highland Dr
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Milton Milne, MD 310 Points

    Milton Milne, MD

    Milne Eye Medical Ctr
    Distance: 14.13 mi
    10313 Georgia Ave Ste 109
    Silver Spring, MD 20902
  • Thomas Yau, MD 160 Points

    Thomas Yau, MD

    Distance: 14.13 mi
    1109 Spring St Ste 306
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Jonathan Lyons, MD 150 Points

    Jonathan Lyons, MD

    Distance: 14.13 mi
    1109 Spring St Ste 306
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Joseph Snyder, MD 150 Points

    Joseph Snyder, MD

    Distance: 14.13 mi
    8630 FENTON ST STE 608
    SILVER SPRING, MD 20910
  • Harold Rodman, MD 130 Points

    Harold Rodman, MD

    Optical Shop
    Distance: 14.13 mi
    8630 Fenton St Ste 130
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • William O'Donnell, MD 120 Points

    William O'Donnell, MD

    Ladas & Ladas
    Distance: 14.13 mi
    2101 Medical Park Dr Ste 101
    Silver Spring, MD 20902
  • James Loreto, MD 120 Points

    James Loreto, MD

    Distance: 14.13 mi
    711 Wayne Ave
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Kathleen Zaremba Ladas, MD 110 Points

    Kathleen Zaremba Ladas, MD

    Ladas & Ladas
    Distance: 14.13 mi
    2101 Medical Park Dr Ste 101
    Silver Spring, MD 20902
  • Joel Engelstein, MD 110 Points

    Joel Engelstein, MD

    Optical Shop
    Distance: 14.13 mi
    8630 Fenton St
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Stuart Lessans, MD 100 Points

    Stuart Lessans, MD

    Distance: 14.13 mi
    3801 International Dr Ste 208
    Silver Spring, MD 20906
  • 100 Points

    MyEyeDr.

    Distance: 14.13 mi
    2273 Bel Pre Rd.
    Silver Spring, MD 20906
  • Joel M Engelstein, MD 30 Points

    Joel M Engelstein, MD

    Distance: 14.13 mi
    8630 FENTON ST STE 130
    SILVER SPRING, MD 20910
  • William L Gonzalez, MD 10 Points

    William L Gonzalez, MD

    Distance: 14.13 mi
    8630 FENTON ST STE 608
    SILVER SPRING, MD 20910
  • Robert C Hsieh, MD 10 Points

    Robert C Hsieh, MD

    Distance: 14.13 mi
    8630 FENTON ST STE 800
    SILVER SPRING, MD 20910
  • James A Loreto, MD 10 Points

    James A Loreto, MD

    Distance: 14.13 mi
    711 WAYNE AVE
    SILVER SPRING, MD 20910
  • Cuong D Vu, MD 10 Points

    Cuong D Vu, MD

    Distance: 14.13 mi
    1111 SPRING ST STE G2
    SILVER SPRING, MD 20910
  • Michael D Baum, MD

    Michael D Baum, MD

    Distance: 14.13 mi
    8830 CAMERON CT STE 105
    SILVER SPRING, MD 20910
  • Saira A Choudhri, MD

    Saira A Choudhri, MD

    Distance: 14.13 mi
    8630 FENTON ST STE 7
    SILVER SPRING, MD 20910
  • Valla Djafari, MD

    Valla Djafari, MD

    Distance: 14.13 mi
    8737 COLESVILLE RD STE 801
    SILVER SPRING, MD 20910
  • Robert Friedlaender, MD

    Robert Friedlaender, MD

    Distance: 14.13 mi
    1109 SPRING ST STE 306
    SILVER SPRING, MD 20910
  • Theodore A Gancayco, MD

    Theodore A Gancayco, MD

    Distance: 14.13 mi
    8630 FENTON ST STE PLAZA
    SILVER SPRING, MD 20910
  • Mohammad C Ghafouri, MD

    Mohammad C Ghafouri, MD

    Distance: 14.13 mi
    8630 FENTON ST STE PLAZA7
    SILVER SPRING, MD 20910
  • Bert M Glaser, MD

    Bert M Glaser, MD

    Distance: 14.13 mi
    8737 COLESVILLE RD STE 801
    SILVER SPRING, MD 20910
  • William L Gonzalez, MD

    William L Gonzalez, MD

    Distance: 14.13 mi
    8360 FENTON ST STE 7
    SILVER SPRING, MD 20910

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