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Arthur L. Schwartz, M.D.

Dr. SchwartzArthur L. Schwartz, M.D. - Glaucoma Specialist Washington DC and Chevy Chase is a nationally recognized specialist in glaucoma and cataracts. He has pioneered the use of laser technology in the treatment of glaucoma. Colleagues selected him as one of only 69 glaucoma specialists nationwide to be included in the original publication “Best Doctors in America.” In addition to his well-recognized clinical practice, Dr. Schwartz has given more than 150 lectures and has more than 100 published articles dealing with glaucoma, and has authored 8 book chapters. He directs the Glaucoma Service at the Georgetown-Washington Hospital Center facility. He has served as a principal investigator for the Normal-Tension Glaucoma Study and for two National Institutes of Health sponsored collaborative studies; the Advanced Glaucoma Intervention Study and the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study. Dr. Schwartz has particular expertise and enjoys treating patients with coexisting cataracts and glaucoma, as well as patients suspicious for glaucoma.

Laser surgery for glaucoma both open-angle and narrow-anglebascom-palmer-logo
Management of coexisting cataracts and glaucoma
Evaluation of patients suspicious for glaucoma
Decision making in the appropriateness of cataract surgery
Microsurgical trabeculectomy
Normal tension glaucoma


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National Institutes of Health
Special Fellowship in Glaucoma

Mount Sinai Medical School, New York City, NY.
Ophthalmology Residency, Chief Resident

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City, NY

Columbia College, New York City, NY

Academic Appointments and Affiliations
Georgetown University Medical Center,
Clinical Professor
Washington Hospital Center, Glaucoma Review Board,
Georgetown-Washington Hospital Center, Glaucoma Service,
American Academy of Ophthalmology,
American Glaucoma Society,
Charter Member
American Glaucoma Society Foundation Board,
Washington Academy of Ophthalmology,

American Board of Ophthalmology

Honors and Awardsamerican_board_of_ophthalmology_logo
Alpha Omega Alpha
Honors Award American Academy of Ophthalmology
Prevention of Blindness Society Professional Service Award
Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctors
“Best Doctors in America”
Golden Apple Teaching Awardtop_doctor_logo


"My experience is always positive."
-Marvin L.

"The doctors and staff are always professional, courteous, and informative."
-Mary A.

"I have had perfect experience at this practice."
-Joanne R.

"My eye doctor is friendly and knowledgeable. All of my questions were answered. He is professional but down to earth."
-Carole K.

"My eye doctor is extremely helpful."

"Now both of my eyes feel like they are in the land of OZ."
-Joyce B.

"I never thought I would ever say that I enjoyed surgery, but it was really fun! No pain or discomfort."
-David F.

"My eye doctor explained the surgery and made me feel very comfortable - he built trust."
-Michelle S.

"I am thrilled with the results of my procedures. I am even golfing better!"
-Helane G.

"Excellent surgeon but also a very patient oriented courteous doctor who carefully explains his patients' options."
-Susan S.

"A World Class person and an absolutely great Doctor."
-Chuck W.

Laser Vision Correction

If you are seeking a Washington DC LASIK eye surgery specialist you have come to the right place. Washington Eye Physicians & Surgeons is located in Chevy Chase. Our LASIK surgeons are dedicated to creating the best possible LASIK eye surgery outcomes.

look AS good as you feel

Eyelid Surgery can reduce the aging, tired, or sad look caused by drooping eyelids. The Oculoplastic Surgeons also perform reconstructive surgery of the eye socket and orbital fractures of the facial bones, including eye prostheses, tearing problems, lid twitches, and blepharospasm.

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