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  • David Belyea, MD 110 Points

    David Belyea, MD

    Medical Faculty Assoc
    Distance: 19.31 mi
    2150 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20037
  • Sanjeev Grewal, MD 110 Points

    Sanjeev Grewal, MD

    Medical Faculty Assoc
    Distance: 19.31 mi
    2150 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20037
  • Mark Falls, MD 110 Points

    Mark Falls, MD

    Northern Virginia Ctr-Eye Care
    Distance: 19.31 mi
    3800 Reservoir Rd NW
    Washington, DC 20007
  • Mohamad Jaafar, MD 100 Points

    Mohamad Jaafar, MD

    Childrens Hospital
    Distance: 19.31 mi
    111 Michigan Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20010
  • Ronald Deitch, MD 100 Points

    Ronald Deitch, MD

    Distance: 19.31 mi
    1133 20th St NW Ste B150
    Washington, DC 20036
  • Sasikanth Doddapaneni, MD 100 Points

    Sasikanth Doddapaneni, MD

    Distance: 19.31 mi
    111 Michigan Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20010
  • Eric Fleischer, MD 100 Points

    Eric Fleischer, MD

    Distance: 19.31 mi
    110 Irving St NW Rm 1A-19
    Washington, DC 20010
  • Georgia Chrousos, MD 100 Points

    Georgia Chrousos, MD

    Georgetown University Ctr
    Distance: 19.31 mi
    3800 Reservoir Rd NW
    Washington, DC 20007
  • William Hall, MD 100 Points

    William Hall, MD

    Distance: 19.31 mi
    5312 1st St NW
    Washington, DC 20011
  • David Bachman, MD 100 Points

    David Bachman, MD

    Helfgott & Fine
    Distance: 19.31 mi
    1133 20th St NW Ste B150
    Washington, DC 20036
  • Robert Friedlaender, MD 100 Points

    Robert Friedlaender, MD

    Jane Blackman & Assoc
    Distance: 19.31 mi
    3301 New Mexico Ave NW Ste 326
    Washington, DC 20016
  • Francis La Piana, MD 100 Points

    Francis La Piana, MD

    Distance: 19.31 mi
    110 Irving St NW Ste 1A1
    Washington, DC 20010
  • Barrett Katz, MD 100 Points

    Barrett Katz, MD

    Medical Faculty Assoc
    Distance: 19.31 mi
    2150 Pennsylvania Ave NW Ste 2A
    Washington, DC 20037
  • Roberto Sunga, MD 100 Points

    Roberto Sunga, MD

    Medical Faculty Assoc
    Distance: 19.31 mi
    2150 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20037
  • Paul Whitmore, MD 100 Points

    Paul Whitmore, MD

    Medical Faculty Assoc
    Distance: 19.31 mi
    2150 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20037
  • Craig Geist, MD 100 Points

    Craig Geist, MD

    Medical Faculty Associates; University Eye Care
    Distance: 19.31 mi
    2150 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20037
  • Shirley Middleton, MD 100 Points

    Shirley Middleton, MD

    Distance: 19.31 mi
    2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW Ste Ll125
    Washington, DC 20037
  • John Moretti, MD 100 Points

    John Moretti, MD

    Distance: 19.31 mi
    1026 16th St NW Ste 102
    Washington, DC 20036
  • Richard North Jr, MD 100 Points

    Richard North Jr, MD

    Distance: 19.31 mi
    1802 11th St NW W
    Washington, DC 20001
  • Leonard Parver, MD 100 Points

    Leonard Parver, MD

    Parver Palestine & Hairston
    Distance: 19.31 mi
    1145 19th St NW Ste 500
    Washington, DC 20036
  • William Gonzalez, MD 100 Points

    William Gonzalez, MD

    Providence Eyeglass Boutique
    Distance: 19.31 mi
    1160 Varnum St NE Ste 11
    Washington, DC 20017
  • Bert Souryal, MD 100 Points

    Bert Souryal, MD

    Ray & Souryal
    Distance: 19.31 mi
    2112 F St NW Ste 804
    Washington, DC 20037
  • Marines Vazquez, MD 100 Points

    Marines Vazquez, MD

    Distance: 19.31 mi
    110 Irving St NW Ste 1A-1
    Washington, DC 20010
  • Henry Wicker, MD 100 Points

    Henry Wicker, MD

    Distance: 19.31 mi
    5505 5th St NW Ste 303
    Washington, DC 20011
  • Stephanie Harper, MD 90 Points

    Stephanie Harper, MD

    Howard University Ophthlmlgy
    Distance: 19.31 mi
    Hosp 5B, 2041 Georgia Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20060
  • Kenneth Schwartz, MD 90 Points

    Kenneth Schwartz, MD

    Washington Eye Physicians
    Distance: 19.31 mi
    110 Irving St NW Ste 1A-1
    Washington, DC 20010
  • Mervin Zimmerman, MD 90 Points

    Mervin Zimmerman, MD

    Zimmerman & Zimmerman
    Distance: 19.31 mi
    2150 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20037
  • Robert Day, MD 50 Points

    Robert Day, MD

    Distance: 19.31 mi
    1133 20th St NW Ste B150
    Washington, DC 20036
  • C Diaz Zimmerman, MD 50 Points

    C Diaz Zimmerman, MD

    George Washington Univ Med
    Distance: 19.31 mi
    2150 Pennsylvania Ave NW Fl 2A
    Washington, DC 20037
  • Walter Patterson, MD 50 Points

    Walter Patterson, MD

    Distance: 19.31 mi
    1133 20th St NW Ste B150
    Washington, DC 20036
  • Salim Butrus, MD 20 Points

    Salim Butrus, MD

    Distance: 19.31 mi
    650 Pennsylvania Ave Se
    Washington, DC 20003
  • Ronald L Anderson, MD 10 Points

    Ronald L Anderson, MD

    Distance: 19.31 mi
    2041 MLK JR HWY SE STE 102
    WASHINGTON, DC 20020
  • Thomas E Clinch, MD 10 Points

    Thomas E Clinch, MD

    Distance: 19.31 mi
    1750 K ST NW STE 300
    WASHINGTON, DC 20006
  • Leonard M Friedman, MD 10 Points

    Leonard M Friedman, MD

    Distance: 19.31 mi
    650 PENNSYLVANIA AVE SE
    WASHINGTON, DC 20003
  • Samuel Stoleru, MD 10 Points

    Samuel Stoleru, MD

    Distance: 19.31 mi
    4119 CONNECTICUT AVE NW
    WASHINGTON, DC 20008
  • Mohammed K Barazi, MD

    Mohammed K Barazi, MD

    Distance: 19.31 mi
    3800 RESERVOIR RD NW
    WASHINGTON, DC 20007
  • Mohammed K Barazi, MD

    Mohammed K Barazi, MD

    Distance: 19.31 mi
    3800 RESERVOIR RD NW PHC FL 7
    WASHINGTON, DC 20007
  • Salim I Butrus, MD

    Salim I Butrus, MD

    Distance: 19.31 mi
    650 PENNSYLVANIA AVE SE STE 270
    WASHINGTON, DC 20003
  • Wiley Chambers, MD

    Wiley Chambers, MD

    Distance: 19.31 mi
    2536 Queen Annes Ln Nw
    Washington, DC 20037
  • Childrens Hospital; Pediatric Ophthalmology Pa

    Distance: 19.31 mi
    3400 Massachusetts Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20007
  • Claude L Cowan, MD

    Claude L Cowan, MD

    Distance: 19.31 mi
    3800 RESERVOIR RD NW
    WASHINGTON, DC 20007
  • Claude L Cowan, MD

    Claude L Cowan, MD

    Distance: 19.31 mi
    3800 RESERVOIR RD NW PHC FL 7
    WASHINGTON, DC 20007
  • Vinay N Desai, MD

    Vinay N Desai, MD

    Distance: 19.31 mi
    3800 RESERVOIR RD NW FL PHC7
    WASHINGTON, DC 20007
  • Paul C Kang, MD

    Paul C Kang, MD

    Eye Doctors of Washington
    Distance: 19.31 mi
    1016 16th ST NW
    WASHINGTON, DC 20036
  • Douglas E Gaasterland, MD

    Douglas E Gaasterland, MD

    Distance: 19.31 mi
    1750 K ST NW STE 300
    WASHINGTON, DC 20006
  • Allan Hunter Jr

    Allan Hunter Jr

    Distance: 19.31 mi
    5840 Macarthur Blvd NW Ste 3
    Washington, DC 20016
  • Jay M Lustbader, MD

    Jay M Lustbader, MD

    Distance: 19.31 mi
    3800 RESERVOIR RD NW
    WASHINGTON, DC 20007
  • Jay M Lustbader, MD

    Jay M Lustbader, MD

    Distance: 19.31 mi
    3800 RESERVOIR RD NW PHC FL 7
    WASHINGTON, DC 20007
  • Michael H Osman, MD

    Michael H Osman, MD

    Distance: 19.31 mi
    3800 RESERVOIR RD NW
    WASHINGTON, DC 20007
  • Michael H Osman, MD

    Michael H Osman, MD

    Distance: 19.31 mi
    3800 RESERVOIR RD NW PHC FL 7
    WASHINGTON, DC 20007

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