About the Eye Center
Ophthalmic Conditions We Diagnose and Treat (list is representative but not comprehensive)
- All glaucomas
- Retinal detachment and macular holes
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Macular degeneration
- Corneal abrasions and corneal ulcers
- Myopia, amblyopia and presbyopia
- Dry eye and blepharitis
- Diplopia and strabismus
- Orbital fractures and globe ruptures
- Much more!
Services We Provide (We are a full-service ophthalmology department. The following services are a small sample of what we provide.)
- Cataract examinations and surgery
- Retina examinations and surgery
- Glaucoma examinations and surgery
- Oculoplastic assessments and surgery
- Contact lens examinations and fitting
- Laser surgery
- Eyeglass prescriptions
- Regular, preventive eye examinations
- Low vision assessment, including a Low Vision Support Group
- Visual fields
- Fluorescein angiography and fundus photography
- Imaging procedures, including optical coherence tomography (OCT) and corneal topography
Our Eye Center Team
The Eye Center is extremely proud of its 100 attending faculty ophthalmologists, 18 residents and 2 retina fellows. Our chair, Jay M. Lustbader, MD, is a well-known cornea specialist and also chairs the department of ophthalmology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Our residency program director, Michael Summerfield, MD, is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and has dedicated himself to our residents and our residency program, which is considered one of the finest in the country.
To make an appointment, please call 202-877-EYES (3937) or use our online appointment form to Request an Appointment. Please type “Eye Center” in the place for the doctor’s name.
When you arrive for your appointment, please be sure to have your insurance card and a valid photo ID.
The Eye Center is located in Suite 1A-1 of the main MedStar Washington Hospital Center Building, on the 1st Floor just inside the bus entrance.
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