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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 24, 2018

Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is one of the most common causes of dry eye. It affects the quality of the “meibum,” the oily layer of the tear film which prevents rapid evaporation of tears....

July 1, 2018

July is Dry Eye Awareness Month. It is our goal to help improve awareness about dry eye through educating and communication with our patients. In the coming weeks, we’ll be publishing several articles related to dry eye....

June 1, 2018

Whitten Laser Eye will be partnering with NBC Sports Washington digital segments "What We Saw" and "Looking Ahead" segments....

March 20, 2018

The first laser vision correction procedure was performed 30 years ago.  March 25, 2018 is the exact day when the first laser was used to perform PRK, the first laser vision correction surgery.  Since then, the procedure has been refined such that LASIK is now the most common laser vision correction procedure. History of Laser Vision Correction The...

January 22, 2018

Whitten Laser Eye is growing to better serve our patients! The attached press release announces the formation of One Vision Eye Partners in Annapolis, Maryland.  Whitten Laser Eye is now part of this market-leading network of physicians.  This network is recognized for clinical excellence in the Mid-Atlantic region. We will continue to provide...

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...

October 30, 2017

Halloween should be a fun time for everyone.  Here are some helpful safety tips to keep your “ghosts and goblins” safe on Halloween.  Every year hundreds of eye injuries related to costumes and masks are treated in emergency rooms.   These tips are shared from: American Academy of Ophthalmology Prevent Blindness American Optometric...

October 21, 2017

An FDA advisory panel recommends approval for Luxturna, a novel gene therapy for the treatment of two inherited retinal diseases which cause blindness.  Both Leber's congenital amaurosis and retinitis pigmentosa 20 are rare types of retinal blindness caused by a defective RPE65 gene. The FDA will not officially consider approval of Luxturna until January...

September 11, 2017

We moved!  Our Washington, D.C. office has moved to nearby Chevy Chase, Maryland.  This move is effective immediately.  Our Richmond, Va. and Charlotte Hall, Md. offices are unchanged. Both Drs. Mark Whitten and Shilpa Rose are located at our new office. New Washington, D.C. Address for Whitten Laser Eye Our new office is located in the Barlow Building. ...

September 11, 2017

Dr. Shilpa Rose has a new office location in Chevy Chase.  She will continue to support Dr. Mark Whitten and Whitten Laser Eye at the new Chevy Chase office located in the Barlow Building. Dr. Rose New Office The new office is located in the Barlow Building on Wisconsin Avenue in Chevy Chase.  Entrance to the Barlow parking garage is behind the...

August 20, 2017

Dr. Rose was recently interviewed by Kristi King of WTOP.  She talks about the dangers of the Great American Eclipse of 2017 and why children are at highest risk from losing vision by directly looking at the sun. The total eclipse of the sun is unusual in the United States.  The last total eclipse of the sun in the United States occurred in 1918.  The last...