August 28, 2018
There are several different types, or classifications, of cataracts and all decrease vision in some way or another. The 3 types differ in their appearance (morphology) and how eye doctors describe the cataract. One is not better or worse than the other and all decrease your vision in different ways....
What Causes Cataracts?
August 22, 2018
Cataracts are like grey hair. Almost everyone eventually gets a cataract, some at a young age and others at an older age. Cataracts are usually a part of aging, but certain diseases or conditions may predispose you to developing a cataract at an earlier age....
Lasers Used in the Eye
August 14, 2018
There are many types of laser eye surgery. There are many areas within ophthalmology which use laser surgery to treat eye disease...more than just laser vision correction. While laser vision correction is probably the most "famous," lasers are used in many parts of the eye....
Cataract Surgery and Dry Eye
July 9, 2018
July is Dry Eye Awareness Month and in recognition of that, this article discusses the relationship between cataracts and dry eye syndrome....
Brief History of Cataract Surgery
June 25, 2018
Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgical procedures and it is also one of the oldest. Cataract surgery was first documented more than 2500 years ago. The earliest recorded technique for cataract removal was couching....
Symptoms and Treatment of Cataracts
June 18, 2018
This month is Cataract Awareness Month. A cataract is the clouding of the natural lens of your eye causing blurry vision and other symptoms such as glare....
June is Cataract Awareness Month
June 11, 2018
June is Cataract Awareness Month and Whitten Laser Eye will help you learn what cataracts are, how they are surgically removed, and how long it takes to recover from cataract surgery....
Happy New Year | Our Year in Review
January 4, 2018
Happy New Year!
From all of us at Whitten Laser Eye, we wish you and your family a happy and healthy new year. We are honored to be part of the Chevy Chase, Richmond and Charlotte Hall communities and thank you, our patients, for your trust and confidence in our eye care.
2017 was a very busy and exciting year and we expect the same for 2018. Here are...
What is a Comprehensive Ophthalmologist?
November 28, 2017
Have an eye problem? See a comprehensive ophthalmologist.
Dr. Shilpa Rose is a comprehensive ophthalmologist at Whitten Laser Eye. A comprehensive ophthalmologist provides primary care for all diseases and conditions of the eye and around the eye.
Dr. Rose consults on all of our patients at our Chevy Chase, Richmond and Charlotte Hall offices who...
What is Vision Correction?
October 16, 2017
Vision correction procedures, such as LASIK, can reduce your dependence upon glasses and even make you completely glasses free! Vision correction surgeries fall into two basic groups.
There are vision correction procedures for the cornea and vision correction surgery for the lens. The cornea and the lens are the only two structures in the eye which can...
New Washington Office "Under Construction"
October 5, 2017
We are now located in our temporary office space located in the Barlow Building, Suite 1030, in Chevy Chase. The Barlow Building is the new Washington, D.C. location for Whitten Laser Eye. Our other two office locations in Richmond, VA and Charlotte Hall, MD have not moved.
Dr. Rose and Dr. Whitten are presently conducting their dry eye and vision...
Find the Best Cataract Surgeon for You
September 25, 2017
Finding the best cataract surgeon can be difficult. Cataract surgery is very common and chances are that you already know someone who has recently had cataract surgery. You will be overloaded with recommendations and opinions. As you start your own "research" in your quest for finding the best cataract surgeon, here are some questions you might want to...