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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

September 3, 2017

I had LASIK myself and I know firsthand how it can enhance and improve your golf game.  Being on the golf course is a completely different experience when you don't have to wear glasses or contact lenses.  It's more than just being "glasses or contact lens free."  The whole visual experience and ability to play golf is better. I never imagined that my...

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...

August 20, 2017

Shilpa Rose, M.D., as she appeared on WUSA 9, gives advice on how to safely view the upcoming solar eclipse of the sun. A solar eclipse of the sun is a very uncommon event in North America.  The last total eclipse of the sun in the United States was in 1918 when the path of totality traveled from Washington to Florida. Are you protecting your vision from...