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Welcome to Ophthalmology/Refractive Surgery Division

Specializing in the care and treatment of the eyes to maintain good vision

The ophthalmologists at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center are committed to providing comprehensive, world-class care. Using the latest, state-of-the art equipment and procedures, our board certified specialists treat a wide range of disease, both medically and surgically, in the pediatric and adult population. We are committed to excellence and look forward to serving you.

Optimal vision through specialized services:
  • Vision correction
  • Eye-test and lens prescription. Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) surgical procedures. See Laser Vision Center for more on PRK at WRNMMC.

  • Corneal and external disease
  • Corneal infections, dystrophies, degenerations, and corneal transplantation

  • Cataracts
  • Cataract surgery - state-of-the-art surgical techniques, including phacoemulsification and small incision (no-stitch) surgery.
    " Making a visible difference. Eye doctors perform sight-saving surgery ." The Journal, August 29, 2002.

  • Glaucoma and anterior segment
  • Treatment of all forms of glaucoma (congenital, primary open angle, and angle closure glaucoma). Glaucoma surgery may include - laser techniques (YAG, diode, and argon lasers), anti-metabolite assisted surgery, glaucoma shunts, and cyclophotocoagulation.
    " An Eye on Glaucoma Prevention ", The Journal, March 20, 2003.

  • Oculoplastics and orbital disorders
  • Disorders of the eyelids, lacrimal (tearing) disorders, tumors, thyroid eye disease, and fractures of the orbital bones. Treatment may include oculoplastic surgery for eyelid and orbital tumors and abnormalities, tearing, fractures, etc.

  • Vitreo-retinal conditions
  • Age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachment, macular holes, epi-retinal membranes, retinal vascular occlusions, retinal inflammation or infection, tumors, and disorders of the retina caused by diabetes.
    Vitreo-retinal surgery - for retinal detachment, macular hole and epi-retinal membrane. Laser treatments for diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal holes, and retinal vascular occlusions. Evaluation of patients with retinal dystrophies such as retinitis pigmentosa, including electrophysiologic testing of retinal function.

Laser Vision Center

A viable alternative to glasses and contact lenses - refractive eye surgery.

This is a new era in corrective eye surgery. Medical technology has created a viable alternative to glasses and contact lenses - refractive eye surgery. PRK surgery reduces the need for glasses and contact lenses and improves uncorrected vision safely and accurately.

This FDA-approved procedure is provided to active duty members whose mission, performance, and personal safety would be most enhanced.

WRNMMC’s Laser Vision Center is staffed by specially trained physicians and technicians who use the most up-to-date, state-of-the-art procedures and equipment for PRK surgery. The center is one of only three in the Navy for corneal refractive surgery.

Services include:

  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Cataracts
  • Corneal and external disease
  • Glaucoma and anterior segment
  • Oculoplastics and orbital disorders
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology/Strabismus
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Refractive Surgery/ Vision correction
  • Uveitis
  • Vitreo-retinal conditions


Building 8 Floor 1

Main: (301) 295-1339
DSN: 295-1339


Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday
0800 - 1600