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John R. Millwater, M.D.

Dr. Millwater brings forty plus years of ophthalmological experience to Washington EyeJOHN R. MILLWATER, M.D. - Ophthalmologist DC and Chevy Chase Maryland Physicians & Surgeons, which he joined in 2017. He practices comprehensive ophthalmology including the diagnosis and treatment of cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal diseases. He has been teaching ophthalmology residents at the Washington Hospital Center since entering private practice in 1974.

Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
Residency in Ophthalmology

Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
Internship in Internal Medicine

Georgetown University Medical School, Washington, DC
M.D.Ophthalmologist DC Educated at Georgetown University School of Medicine

University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

Academic Appointments and Affiliations
Washington Hospital Center
Senior Attending Ophthalmology

Sibley Memorial Hospital
Affiliate Staff & Credentials Committee

American Academy of OphthalmologyOphthalmologist DC - American Academy of Ophthalmology Fellow

Washington DC Ophthalmological Society

Georgetown Clinical Society
Life Member

District of Columbia Medical Society

Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee
Representative for Washington DC Ophthalmological Society

Board Certification
American Board of OphthalmologyAmerican Board of Ophthalmology certified Ophthalmologist in Washington DC
State Medical Licenses DC and Maryland

Military Service
U.S. Naval Hospital Guam

Awards and Recognition
Georgetown University School of Medicine Founders Alumni Award 2012
American Academy of Ophthalmology Distinguished Service Award 2007
Washingtonian Magazine Top DoctorsWashingtonian Top Doctors - Best Ophthalmologists DC
Georgetown Clinical Society Man Of the Year 1994


"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.

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