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Chevy Chase, MD Silver Spring, MD Washington, DC

Howard Weiss, M.D.

Dr. WeissDr. Howard Weiss - Glaucoma Specialist & Cataract Surgeon Chevy Chase 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 and glaucoma surgery. He has repeatedly been an invited instructor at cataract surgery courses offered by the American Academy of Ophthalmology for continuing education of practicing ophthalmologists. His expertise with all aspects of cataract surgery, including astigmatic and multifocal lens implants (e.g. Restor, Crystalens, Tecnis, and Rezoom) as well as with bladeless femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery, has provided improved vision and freedom from eyeglasses for many of his cataract patients.

Dr. Weiss has pioneered two surgical procedures to treat elevated eye pressure: one for implanting a drainage tube to treat advanced glaucoma, and another to reduce eye pressure without entering the eye, so that his patients may have a safer, quicker and more comfortable recovery. His practice encompasses all of general ophthalmology and is 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

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Education
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
M.D.

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
Member

Washington Academy of Ophthalmology
Member

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American Board of Ophthalmology

Publications and Lectures
Twenty publications in peer-reviewed literature
1985 – present

Eighty lectures at academic institutions
1988- presentamerican_board_of_ophthalmology_logo

Practice Leadership
Washington Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Chevy Chase, MD,
President & Managing Partner 2009-present

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

Recognitiontop_doctor_logo
Washingtonian Magazine Top Docs – 2005-present
National Guide of America’s Top Ophthalmologists
Washington DC-Baltimore-Northern VA Super Doctor’s Guide
Washington Consumers’ Checkbook

PATIENT TESTIMONIALS

"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."
-Ellen

"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 has locations in Chevy Chase and Silver Spring. Our LASIK surgeons are dedicated to creating the best possible LASIK eye surgery outcomes.

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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.