The Washington Eye Institute is a full service ophthalmology practice that provides for the eye care needs for its patients in the DC metro area. We have combined some of the best subspecialists in the country to give our patients specialty care in cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, lasik and refractice surgery as well as plastic surgery. The Washington Eye Institute provides its patients the highest level of compassionate eye care with a personal touch. The eye surgeons in our practice are on staff at all the major hospitals in Washington D.C and Maryland and are active in teaching the future generation of eye surgeons in the mid Atlantic area.
As a practice, we are true believers that excellence in performing all eye procedures is derived from both education and experience. We strive to keep current on the latest techniques and standards so we can provide our Washington area patients with the safest treatments and procedures with the most optimal results. That’s why we focus on thorough exams — checking your total health before performing any procedures. We also know that surgery, if needed, is never routine, no matter how many thousands of times we have performed such procedures. We never take for granted that you have placed a great deal of confidence in us. For this reason, a review your medical history and your current health are taken into consideration before we begin any procedure.
A Cataract occurs when the clear lens in the eye becomes cloudy over time. Patients may notice symptoms of blurry or decreased vision, glare, or even halos. Usually vision loss from cataracts occurs slowly over time.
The Washington Eye Institute is a leading provider in the care of corneal disease. Under the guidance of Lamees Ashker, a board certified and fellowship trained corneal specialist, our practice is able to diagnose and treat any corneal or refractive issues that you may be suffering from.
Diabetic eye disease, including damage to the retinal layer of the back of the eye, is one of the most common issues facing eye health today. Picking up early eye problems from diabetes can also be the first clue to other issues affecting your kidneys, heart, and blood vessels.
Glaucoma is an eye disease that is characterized by damage to the optic nerve. It usually occurs when the pressure in the eye itself is high. The optic nerve is the nerve that carries information from the eye to the brain. It is one of the most common causes of preventable blindness in the United States.
The Washington Eye Institute is proud to have the latest technology for the diagnosis and treatment of keratoconus. We are currently offering one of the only FDA approved crosslinking treatments for the management of keratoconus in the DC/Maryland area.
Macular Degeneration is the most common cause of irreversible blindness in the Caucasian population. It is characterized by a breakdown of the central retina.