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Chevy Chase, MD Silver Spring, MD Washington, DC

Howard Weiss, M.D.

Dr. WeissDr. Howard Weiss MD - Glaucoma Specialist - Ophthalmologist DC - Cataract Surgeon Chevy Chase Maryland is a highly skilled cataract and glaucoma surgeon. His colleagues consult him regularly for his expertise in surgery and laser treatment; more than 50% of his patients are referred to him by other physicians. Among his patients are other doctors, including other ophthalmologists who perform cataract surgery. His expertise with all aspects of cataract surgery, including astigmatic and multifocal lens implants, has provided improved vision and reduced dependence on eyeglasses for many of his cataract patients. He is skilled in both “simply sonar” as well as bladeless “laser-assisted sonar” cataract surgery. He is a seven-time Washingtonian Magazine Top Doc.

Dr. Weiss’ practice encompasses all of general ophthalmology and has been complemented by teaching at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Georgetown University, and the Washington Hospital Center and by his involvement with research studies sponsored by the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

Doctor Weiss

Ophthalmologist Howard Weiss - Eye Surgeon

Harvard University, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA
Fellowship in Glaucoma

Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA
Ophthalmology Residency, Chief Resident

Harvard University, Boston, MA
Master of Public Health

Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Yale University, New Haven, CT
S.B., Magna Cum Laude

Academic Appointments and Affiliations
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Consultant in Glaucoma

Georgetown University Medical Center
Clinical Associate Professor

Washington Hospital Center
Glaucoma Review Board Senior Attending Surgeon

American Academy of Ophthalmology
Fellow; Honors Award

American Glaucoma Society

Washington Academy of Ophthalmology

CertificationsAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology
American Board of Ophthalmology

Publications and Lectures
Twenty publications in peer-reviewed literature

Eighty lectures at academic institutionsAmerican Board of Ophthalmology Glaucoma Specialist

Practice Leadership
Washington Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Chevy Chase, MD,
President & Managing Partner 2008-2019

The Eye Surgery Center, Silver Spring, MD,
Medical Director, 2007-2014

RecognitionWashingtonian Top Eye Doctor - best cataract surgeon in DC
Washingtonian Magazine Top Docs
National Guide of America’s Top Ophthalmologists
Washington DC-Baltimore-Northern VA Super Doctor’s Guide
Washington Consumers’ Checkbook
Bethesda Magazine Top Doctor


"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.

Premium Lens Implants

If you are seeking reduced dependence on eye glasses after cataract surgery in Washington DC, take a moment to explore advanced technology lenses such as Crystalens®, Acrysof® Restor, multifocal Tecnis® and Toric lenses for astigmatism correction.