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 surgeons to offer bladeless laser assisted cataract surgery and multifocal and accommodative intra ocular 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. He performs all-laser LASIK 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 Refrative 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.
He 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.
All laser LASIK, PRK and ICL surgery
Laser assisted and traditional cataract surgery
Cataract surgery with multifocal and toric lens implants
Refractive Lens Exchange for Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome
Corneal diseases and surgery
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 FL, 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
MD, Medicine 1972 – 1976
AB, magna cum laude, Chemistry 1968 – 1972
Academic Appointments and Affiliations
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
Awards and Recognition
Washingtonian Magazine – Top LASIK Surgeons and Top Docs
U.S. News and World Report – Best Doctors
The Washington Times – The Top Physicians in Washington, D.C.
Castle Connolly – Best Eye Doctors
Rate MDs Top 10 Ophthalmologists in Chevy Chase, MD
Bethesda Magazine – Washington Eye Physicians and Surgeons –Best Ophthalmologists