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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...

August 20, 2017

Dr. Shilpa Rose shares these tips on Fox 5 for safely viewing the upcoming solar eclipse.  Directly viewing the sun, including an eclipse, can cause permanent damage to your eyes.  Direct damage to your retina can result from the sun's powerful, but harmful, light rays. Learn how to properly protect your eyes. Dr. Shilpa Rose appeared on Fox 5 to talk...

August 11, 2017

Staring at the sun or a solar eclipse without proper solar filters can lead to blindness.  The Great American Eclipse 2017 will occur on August 21, 2017.  Be prepared to witness this unique astronomical event with proper “eclipse glasses” or solar viewers. The sun can directly cause damage to the retina.  Your cornea and lens are not affected by the sun’s...

July 29, 2017

Almost everyone has a refractive error.  A refractive error occurs when light can not be sharply focused on the retina. Common types of refractive errors are: Nearsightedness -  also known as myopia Farsightedness - also known as hyperopia Astigmatism - a common secondary aberration in the focusing system of the eye Technically speaking, your...

June 27, 2017

Golfers have special visual needs and requirements.  Any athlete who competes at a competitive level knows the risks and hassle of wearing glasses or contact lenses.  Golfers who need glasses play with an additional handicap. Glasses can shift, fall off or break.  In some sports, such as martial arts, glasses disqualify you from competition because they...

May 22, 2017

Treatment of dry eye syndrome can vary depending upon the cause of your dry eye.  Many people suffer from dry eye due to meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).  MGD leads to rapid evaporation of your tears, thus causing dry eye syndrome. If you have dry eye related to meibomian gland dysfunction, we offer LipiScan and LipiFlow to accurately diagnose and treat...

May 15, 2017

Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is the most common cause of dry eye syndrome.  Upwards of 75% of dry eye patients have MGD which causes dry eye due to increased evaporation of the tears.  MGD is also known as meibomitis or meibomianitis (inflammation of the meibomian glands). Symptoms of MGD are exactly the same as dry eye symptoms, including:...