The Eye Surgery Center, recognized as a Cataract Innovator, is an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) that specializes in same-day surgery of the eye with 11 ophthalmologists located just outside of Washington, DC, in Silver Spring, MD. We attract patients throughout the Tri-State area due to the skill of our caring physicians and staff.
The Eye Surgery Center has served the Washington, DC area and beyond for almost 20 years. We are proud that some of the most experienced surgeons in the area have chosen to do their surgery at The Eye Surgery Center. Well known throughout the country, our doctors are published writers and frequent lecturers. They are innovators, holding 14 medical patents and pioneers in laser cataract surgery. They are also caring members of the community, who donate their time and talents both here in our community and abroad.
We are committed to our patients and are dedicated to using the latest technology and research to provide outstanding treatment for all of our patients. We offer the highest quality eye surgery. Our physicians are among the most experienced and qualified in the country and are experts in the field of cataract surgery.
What It Means to Be a Cataract Innovator
Our center has the distinction of being a Cataract Innovator. We hold ourselves to the highest standard by taking personal responsibility for making our centers the finest examples of outpatient eye care in the country.
As a Cataract Innovator, our center staff and physicians:
- Provide excellence in all we do
- Strive for continuous improvement
- Apply proven best practices in all aspects of our work
- Continually meet or exceed national standards for patient care
- Offer the best patient experience possible
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Beginning in the late 1970’s it became apparent to Ophthalmologists that the procedure for removing a cataract and implanting a lens had evolved from a lengthy hospitalization with sand bags to a very short hospital stay with most surgeries taking less than 30 minutes and most patients spending only one night. This opened the door to the idea that ambulatory or “in and out” surgery was a perfect fit for eye surgery. Although the hospitals provided excellent care they were not designed to serve just one specialty. This evolution now made it possible for patients and their families to spend only two to three hours in a comfortable setting with state of the art operating rooms to have their eye surgery.
The Eye Surgery Center opened its doors in September 1984. It was one of the first Ambulatory Surgery Centers in the United States and the first in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia to be Medicare Certified. The Medicare Certification is not only a payment vehicle but stated that the Center met all the requirements of a hospital. In the early 1990’s the Center saw another opportunity to be one of the first Ambulatory Surgery Centers in the United States to apply for and be granted the prestigious Certification from the Joint Commission. This required the Center to undergo an arduous three day inspection of the Center, its doctors, clinical and clerical staff. The Center proudly continues to maintain this Certification. The Eye Surgery Center has always been forward thinking and has always embraced the newest technologies. The Center was the first in this area to perform laser cataract surgery and one of the first to implant refractive intraocular lenses. The Eye Surgery Centers commitment to our patients is to continually provide the newest technologies in patient care. The Eye Surgery Center has preformed over 100,000 eye surgeries for people from all over the world.
The Eye Surgery Center continually invests in cutting edge technology. Our center recently installed a state of the art femtosecond LenSx Laser. We utilize that laser to offer ReVista laser cataract surgery.