Neil Martin MD - Top LASIK Surgeon Chevy Chase – Best Cataract Surgeon DC

Neil F. Martin, M.D.

Dr. Martin is a highly regarded laser eye surgeon. He has performed thousands of refractive procedures including LASIK, PRK, and the ICL for patients who are not LASIK or PRK candidates. He is one of the first Washington DC area eye surgeons to offer bladeless laser assisted cataract surgery and multifocal and accommodative intraocular lens implants to provide near, far and intermediate vision without glasses.

He was one of the first Washington area ophthalmologists to perform laser vision correction, starting in 1990. Dr. Martin performs all-laser LASIK surgery using the Alcon Wavelight Suite – the FS200-EX500 workstation – the most advanced LASIK lasers in the United States.

He performs laser assisted cataract surgery with the Alcon LenSx. He implants the Alcon multifocal ReSTOR lens, the astigmatism correcting Toric lens and the Bauch and Lomb Crystalens accommodative intraocular lens. Dr. Martin implants the AMO Tecnis multifocal and toric lenses. He performs Refractive Lens Exchange for selected patients. He has performed many cases of collagen cross linking (CXL) with riboflavin for the treatment of keratoconus and ectasia of the cornea.

Dr. Martin has performed many techniques of corneal transplant surgery including penetrating keratoplasty and DSAEK.

A pioneer in laser and presbyopic lens, cataract surgery, and CXL, Dr. Martin has lectured, written many peer-reviewed articles, and has appeared on TV. He has been interviewed on the topic of laser vision correction and cataract surgery by Washingtonian Magazine, The Washington Post, Consumers Digest, The Gazette, The Associated Press, Men’s Fitness, Parade Magazine, Business Week, American Health for Women, P.O.V., Prevention Magazine, NBC 4 News, Channel 9-CBS News, the TVMD PBS series and other radio, television, and print media throughout the U.S.

Dr. Martin pursued research on refractive uses of lasers and laser safety at the NIH in the 1980s. Dr. Martin holds 10 patents for innovations in drugs and medical devices. He also lectures extensively and is the author of dozens of scientific papers, book chapters, and monographs.

  • The Wilmer Institute, The Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore, MD, Fellow, Fellowship in Cornea and External Diseases of the Eye 1980 – 1981
  • The Shands Teaching Hospital, University of Florida Gainesville, FL, Resident and Chief Resident, Residency in Ophthalmology 1977 – 1980
  • The Shands Teaching Hospital, University of Florida Gainesville, FL, Intern, Internship Internal Medicine 1976 – 1977
  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Maryland, Medicine 1972 – 1976
  • Harvard College Cambridge, MA, Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Chemistry 1968 – 1972

Dr. Neil Martin is an OUTSTANDING surgeon! The improvement in my vision is like a miracle. I was so impressed by his care and attention to every detail. Aileen A.

  • Washingtonian Magazine Top LASIK Surgeons and Top Docs
  • U.S. News and World Report Best Doctors
  • The Washington Times The Top Physicians in Washington, DC
  • Castle Connolly Best Eye Doctors
  • Rate MDs Top 10 Ophthalmologists in Chevy Chase, MD
  • Bethesda Magazine – Washington Eye Physicians and Surgeons Best Ophthalmologists
  • Georgetown University Medical Center Clinical Assistant Professor
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Fellow
  • American College of Surgeons Fellow
  • American College of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Member
  • Washington Academy of Ophthalmology Member
  • American Board of Ophthalmology, Certified in 1981
  • State Medical License in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia and Florida

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