Ophthalmologist Lindsay Dawson MD Eye Doctor - Cataract Doctor and Glaucoma Doctor Washington DC

Lindsay E. Dawson, M.D.

Dr. Dawson is a fellowship-trained cataract and glaucoma surgeon. She provides general ophthalmic care to patients in the Washington, DC area, with a focus on the diagnosis, medical and surgical management of glaucoma. She performs many of the latest minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries (MIGS), while also offering traditional surgeries and laser treatment. She also performs cataract surgery, utilizing advanced technologies such as the femtosecond laser and premium intraocular lenses, when appropriate, to help manage astigmatism and presbyopia.

Dr. Dawson was born and raised in New York. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, where she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society. She then went on to complete her medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She remained in Philadelphia for her ophthalmology residency at the Scheie Eye Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her training with a one-year glaucoma fellowship at the Duke Eye Center.

She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the National Medical Association (NMA), the American Glaucoma Society (AGS), and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS).

Outside of work, Dr. Dawson enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys being outdoors, cycling, baking, and DIY projects.

  • Duke Eye Center Durham, NC, Glaucoma Fellowship
  • Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Philadelphia, PA, Ophthalmology Residency
  • Pennsylvania Hospital Philadelphia, PA, Internal Medicine Internship
  • University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine Philadelphia, PA, Doctor of Medicine
  • Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA, Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Neuroscience, Summa Cum Laude

My visit with Dr. Dawson was amazing! Her staff was so friendly and thorough and she explained my results of everything in a way that was easily understood. My overall impression of Dr. Dawson was that in addition to being so sweet and professional, she’s also extremely knowledgeable and well trained in her profession. I’ll definitely be going back to Washington Eye! Joseanne L.

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Member
  • National Medical Association (NMA) Member
  • American Glaucoma Society (AGS) Member
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Member

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