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  • Michael H Grodin, DO

    Michael H Grodin, DO

    Distance: 14.13 mi
    8737 COLESVILLE RD STE 801
    SILVER SPRING, MD 20910
  • Jonathan S Lyons, MD

    Jonathan S Lyons, MD

    Distance: 14.13 mi
    1109 SPRING ST STE 306
    SILVER SPRING, MD 20910
  • Frank Owczarekry, MD

    Frank Owczarekry, MD

    Distance: 14.13 mi
    711 WAYNE AVE
    SILVER SPRING, MD 20910
  • Deborah A Reid, MD

    Deborah A Reid, MD

    Distance: 14.13 mi
    1111 SPRING ST STE G2
    SILVER SPRING, MD 20910
  • Harold I Rodman, MD

    Harold I Rodman, MD

    Distance: 14.13 mi
    8630 FENTON ST STE 130
    SILVER SPRING, MD 20910
  • Gerald D Rogell, MD

    Gerald D Rogell, MD

    Distance: 14.13 mi
    1500 FOREST GLEN RD
    SILVER SPRING, MD 20910
  • David R Watt, MD

    David R Watt, MD

    Distance: 14.13 mi
    1111 SPRING ST STE G2
    SILVER SPRING, MD 20910
  • Thomas H Yau, MD

    Thomas H Yau, MD

    Distance: 14.13 mi
    1109 SPRING ST STE 306
    SILVER SPRING, MD 20910
  • Heidi Lisker, MD 170 Points

    Heidi Lisker, MD

    Adult & Pediatric Ophthlmlgy
    Distance: 14.21 mi
    1830 Town Center Dr Ste 307
    Reston, VA 20190
  • Jacqueline Griffiths, MD 120 Points

    Jacqueline Griffiths, MD

    New View Laser Eye Inc
    Distance: 14.21 mi
    12110 Sunset Hills Rd Ste C50
    Reston, VA 20190
  • Elle Milani, MD 20 Points

    Elle Milani, MD

    Reston Eye Associates
    Distance: 14.21 mi
    1800 Town Center Drive #316
    Reston, VA 20190
  • Brad Spagnolo, MD 280 Points

    Brad Spagnolo, MD

    Baltimore Washington Eye Center
    Distance: 14.5 mi
    6100 Day Long Lane, Riverhill Professional Center, Suite #207
    Clarksville, MD 21029
  • Rajesh Rajpal, M.D. 250 Points

    Rajesh Rajpal, M.D.

    See Clearly Vision
    Distance: 14.51 mi
    8138 Watson Street
    McLean, VA 22102
  • Christine Tagayun, M.D. 250 Points

    Christine Tagayun, M.D.

    See Clearly Vision
    Distance: 14.51 mi
    8138 Watson Street
    McLean, VA 22102
  • Colleen Joseph, MD 230 Points

    Colleen Joseph, MD

    Distance: 14.51 mi
    1515 Chain Bridge Rd Ste 17
    McLean, VA 22101
  • Sarah Stair, MD 100 Points

    Sarah Stair, MD

    Pediatric Ophthalmology Cnslts
    Distance: 14.51 mi
    1515 Chain Bridge Rd
    McLean, VA 22101
  • Diane Mckenzie, MD

    Diane Mckenzie, MD

    Distance: 14.51 mi
    8459 Holly Leaf Dr
    McLean, VA 22101
  • Joanne Crenshaw, MD 290 Points

    Joanne Crenshaw, MD

    Distance: 15.44 mi
    21135 WHITFIELD PL STE 102
    STERLING, VA 20165
  • Demi Dang, M.D. 140 Points

    Demi Dang, M.D.

    Demi Dang, M.D.
    Distance: 15.44 mi
    21135 Whitfield Place, Suite #102
    Sterling, VA 20165
  • Gordon Byrnes, MD 120 Points

    Gordon Byrnes, MD

    Retina Group Of Washington
    Distance: 15.44 mi
    20 Pidgeon Hill Dr Ste 106
    Sterling, VA 20165
  • Niloofar Ziai, MD 110 Points

    Niloofar Ziai, MD

    VA Eye Ctr
    Distance: 15.44 mi
    21525 Ridgetop Cir Ste 210
    Sterling, VA 20166
  • Carol Currier

    Carol Currier

    Distance: 15.44 mi
    46440 Benedict Dr Ste 108
    Sterling, VA 20164
  • Banyong Chakshuvej, MD 10 Points

    Banyong Chakshuvej, MD

    Distance: 15.46 mi
    7600 CARROLL AVE
    TAKOMA PARK, MD 20912
  • Robert C Hsieh, MD

    Robert C Hsieh, MD

    Distance: 15.46 mi
    7600 CARROLL AVE
    TAKOMA PARK, MD 20912
  • Michael Tigani, MD 250 Points

    Michael Tigani, MD

    Metropolitan Ophthalmology
    Distance: 15.49 mi
    1515 Chain Bridge Rd Ste G17
    Mc Lean, VA 22101
  • James Sprague, MD 120 Points

    James Sprague, MD

    Pediatric Ophthalmology Cnslts
    Distance: 15.49 mi
    1515 Chain Bridge Rd
    Mc Lean, VA 22101
  • Rajesh Rajpal, MD 110 Points

    Rajesh Rajpal, MD

    Cornea Consultants
    Distance: 15.49 mi
    8180 Greensboro Dr Ste 140
    Mc Lean, VA 22102
  • David Lanter, MD 110 Points

    David Lanter, MD

    Distance: 15.49 mi
    6845 Elm St Ste 611
    Mc Lean, VA 22101
  • Andrew Holzman, MD 100 Points

    Andrew Holzman, MD

    Visual Health & Surgical Ctr
    Distance: 15.49 mi
    1750 Tysons Blvd Ste 120
    Mc Lean, VA 22102
  • Scott B Becker, MD -10 Points

    Scott B Becker, MD

    Distance: 16.27 mi
    1001 TWIN ARCH RD
    MOUNT AIRY, MD 21771
  • Edward W Cheeseman Jr, MD

    Edward W Cheeseman Jr, MD

    Distance: 16.27 mi
    1001 TWIN ARCH RD
    MOUNT AIRY, MD 21771
  • Lenard H Hammer, MD

    Lenard H Hammer, MD

    Distance: 16.27 mi
    1001 TWIN ARCH RD
    MOUNT AIRY, MD 21771
  • Gordon Lui, MD

    Gordon Lui, MD

    Distance: 16.27 mi
    1001 TWIN ARCH RD
    MOUNT AIRY, MD 21771
  • Brian J Winter, MD

    Brian J Winter, MD

    Distance: 16.27 mi
    1001 TWIN ARCH RD
    MOUNT AIRY, MD 21771
  • Steven Bullard, MD 290 Points

    Steven Bullard, MD

    Distance: 16.82 mi
    21785 Filigree Ct #202
    Ashburn, VA 20147
  • Carl Leto, MD 190 Points

    Carl Leto, MD

    Northern Virginia Ctr-Eye Care
    Distance: 17.08 mi
    8150 Leesburg Pike Ste 909
    Vienna, VA 22182
  • Bella Patnaik, MD 140 Points

    Bella Patnaik, MD

    Northern Virginia Ctr-Eye Care
    Distance: 17.08 mi
    8150 Leesburg Pike Ste 909
    Vienna, VA 22182
  • Sam Mansour, MD 100 Points

    Sam Mansour, MD

    Gwu Medical Faculty Assoc
    Distance: 17.08 mi
    8065 Leesburg Pike Ste 160
    Vienna, VA 22182
  • Paul Duggan, MD 100 Points

    Paul Duggan, MD

    Northern Virginia Ctr-Eye Care
    Distance: 17.08 mi
    8150 Leesburg Pike Ste 909
    Vienna, VA 22182
  • Richard Falls, MD 100 Points

    Richard Falls, MD

    Northern Virginia Ctr-Eye Care
    Distance: 17.08 mi
    8150 Leesburg Pike Ste 909
    Vienna, VA 22182
  • Lisa Sklar, MD 100 Points

    Lisa Sklar, MD

    Distance: 17.08 mi
    302 Maple Ave W
    Vienna, VA 22180
  • Banyong Chakshuvej, DO, MD 80 Points

    Banyong Chakshuvej, DO, MD

    Distance: 18.1 mi
    7305 Baltimore Ave Ste 10
    College Park, MD 20740
  • Cheryl Keys, MD 140 Points

    Cheryl Keys, MD

    Kaiser Permanente
    Distance: 18.11 mi
    201 N Washington St
    Falls Church, VA 22046
  • Jessica Oliver, MD 140 Points

    Jessica Oliver, MD

    Northern Va Ophthalmology
    Distance: 18.11 mi
    6231 Leesburg Pike Ste 608
    Falls Church, VA 22044
  • Nancy Morrison, MD 130 Points

    Nancy Morrison, MD

    Northern Virginia Ophthalmology Associates, PC
    Distance: 18.11 mi
    6231 Leesburg Pike
    Suite 608
    Falls Church, VA 22044
  • Hameed Peracha, MD 130 Points

    Hameed Peracha, MD

    Distance: 18.11 mi
    3400 Payne St Ste B100
    Falls Church, VA 22041
  • John Karickhoff, MD 110 Points

    John Karickhoff, MD

    Distance: 18.11 mi
    313 Park Ave Ste 3
    Falls Church, VA 22046
  • Arnold Oshinsky, MD 100 Points

    Arnold Oshinsky, MD

    Falls Church Medical Ctr
    Distance: 18.11 mi
    6060 Arlington Blvd
    Falls Church, VA 22044
  • John Hannon, MD 100 Points

    John Hannon, MD

    Distance: 18.11 mi
    2946 Sleepy Hollow Rd Ste 1
    Falls Church, VA 22044
  • Alimohamad Khorrami, MD 100 Points

    Alimohamad Khorrami, MD

    Distance: 18.11 mi
    201 N Washington St, Kaiser Permanente Vision S
    Falls Church, VA 22046

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