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Shilpa Rose MD | Washington DC Richmond Charlotte Hall | Laser Vision Correction Dry Eye SpecialistShilpa Rose, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist practicing in Washington, D.C. and in Charlotte Hall, MD (southern Maryland) with Dr. Mark Whitten at Whitten Laser Eye and Chesapeake Eye Care.  She has been in private practice since 2000.

She is an expert in dry eye, especially complicated conditions when associated with laser vision correction, LASIK or cataract surgery.  

Native Washingtonian

Dr. Rose is a true native to the D.C. area having been raised, educated and trained here.  She graduated from the nearby Eleanor Roosevelt Science and Technology Program with a special emphasis on the biologic sciences.   She graduated from The George Washington University (GWU 1992) with honors: both summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

After college, Dr. Rose remained a Colonial.  She was accepted to The Early Selection Program at the GWU Medical School where she also graduated with honors (Alpha Omega Alpha is the honors medical society).

Her internal medicine internship and Ophthalmology residency were also completed at GWU.  She served as Chief Resident during her senior year of residency.  

Most recently, you may have seen Dr. Rose on the local news,  educating the Washington, D.C. area about the solar eclipse.  She appeared on WUSA, FOX and NBC.

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Shilpa Rose MD Top Doc 2017Dr. Rose passed her board certification in 2000 and was recertified in 2010.  Board certification requires consistent participation in continuing medical education and passing a rigorous examination after completing residency and every 10 years.

This process insures that doctors, such as Dr. Rose, remain current with the medical literature, the most recent treatments for disease and with technological advances in their specialty.

In 2017, she was also named a “Top Doctor” in the Washingtonian’s 2017 selection.  Dr. Whitten was also named a “Top Doc.”

Vision Correction and Refractive Surgery

Shilpa Rose, M.D. has been part of the Washington, D.C. medical community since starting private practice in 2000.  Her clinical interests include the medical treatment of eye diseases, contact lenses and pre-operative evaluations for patients considering refractive surgery (e.g. LASIK, laser vision correction, the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay) and cataract surgery.

She enjoys patient care and focuses on patient education and disease prevention.  Insuring that her patients have appropriate expectations and understanding of their upcoming surgery is paramount to her.  

She compliments the surgical practice of Dr. Mark Whitten, also of Whitten Laser Eye and Chesapeake Eye Care.

Lectures and Teaches Nationally

As one of the most experienced physicians in the management and treatment of dry eye in the refractive surgery arena, Dr. Rose teaches and lectures to other physicians nationally.  She stresses the importance of treating dry eye in anticipation of eye surgery.  

Effective preparation of the corneal surface is integral to achieving reliable and outstanding visual results from any vision correction procedure, such as LASIK, the Raindrop inlay and cataract surgery.  

Dry eye management varies in both diagnosis and management.  In addition to traditional treatments for dry eye, she recognizes the importance of omega-3 supplements and is one of the few physicians in the area using both the LipiView and Lipiflow systems for the evaluation and treatment of dry eye due to meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).

Meibomian gland dysfunction is one of the more common causes of dry eye and, when recognized and treated, can lead to exceptional and reliable post-operative results.

“Raindrop” Correction for Presbyopia

Dr. Rose and Dr. Whitten introduced the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay to the Washington, D.C. area and have since performed the procedure on 100s of Washingtonians.

The Raindrop inlay is a procedure similar to LASIK, but is indicated for the treatment of near vision loss due to presbyopia.  As LASIK can correct distance vision, “Raindrop” can improve near vision loss.  No other team has as much experience.

As a “Raindrop” expert, she consults and lectures for Revision Optics, the manufacturer of the corneal inlay.

Dr. Rose and her family live in Bethesda.  Her physician husband  and she love to travel to watch their two boys compete on the lacrosse field, ice hockey rink or at the pool.

If you are interested in making an appointment with Dr. Rose at any of our locations, please call or email us!

Shilpa Rose, M.D.
Vision Correction & Dry Eye Specialist

Mark Whitten, M.D.
Vision Correction Surgeon
LASIK, Cataract & Raindrop


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