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September 23, 2018

Everyone needs a thorough, or comprehensive, eye exam.  Regardless of age or vision, comprehensive eye exams can uncover more than just blurry vision.  Adults, older adults and children should all get routine eye exams....

September 13, 2018

Keeping ourselves healthy and active as we age involves a proactive lifestyle. Eating a healthy diet and taking simple common sense precautions may improve your muscles, joints, brain and even your eyes....

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....

August 7, 2018

Back to school means scheduling your child for a regular eye exam. As children grow, so do their eyes, and their visual needs are constantly changing. Until they reach the age of 18-21, you can expect their vision to be constantly changing as they grow....

July 31, 2018

The three most common eye ailments that eye doctors see are dry eye syndrome, blepharitis, and eye allergies. These three conditions have similar symptoms - itchiness, redness, gritty sensation in the eyes, blurry vision, intolerance to contact lenses, and swollen eyelids....

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....

May 21, 2018

Spring is here and so is the pollen.  For many of us, with or without allergies, the pollen can make us miserable causing uncontrollable itchy eyes and tearing. This year the pollen count is higher than usual and more people, even those without pollen allergies, are going to suffer from allergic conjunctivitis.  Allergic conjunctivitis is the medical term...

February 15, 2018

Diabetic retinopathy is the eye disease caused by diabetes.   Though diabetes is a leading cause of blindness, severe vision loss can usually be prevented with regular and timely eye examinations.   The American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Optometric Association and the American Academy of Optometry all recommend that all patients with the...

February 8, 2018

The most common method of treating glaucoma is with eye drops.  While laser treatment and glaucoma surgery may be required, eye drops are the most common "first choice." There are many causes of glaucoma.  The best way to treat a particular type of glaucoma is by treating the underlying cause.  "Open Angle Glaucoma" is the most common form of this...

January 11, 2018

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month where we bring awareness to this worldwide leading cause of blindness.   It can affect any age group and there are many types, but early detection and treatment can often prevent further vision loss or blindness. The National Eye Institute estimates that over 3 million people in the U.S. have this eye disease.  They...

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...

November 6, 2017

Every November is National Diabetes Month. Together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, the American Ophthalmology Association and the American Optometric Association, Whitten Laser Eye is helping raise awareness of diabetes and its impact on our community Approximately 1 in 10 Americans will have...