MedStar St. Mary's Hospital's ophthalmologists are trained in the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating a wide variety of disorders, conditions and injuries of the eyes. We specialize in both medical and surgical ophthalmology. Our ophthalmologists are able to diagnose diseases of the eye such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts. We also provide routine exams. 

Our technology, as well as our caring approach to treatment, is tailored to the specific needs of each individual patient. Should you require intervention to treat your vision, we offer the greatest level of comfort, minimally invasive techniques (such as small incision and no stitch cataract surgery) and state-of-the-art retinal laser treatments.

Our knowledgeable ophthalmologists offer a wide range of treatment options that include the following:

Cornea and Refractive Surgery

This surgery offers consultation, diagnostic evaluation and treatment of all aspects of anterior segment disease and surgery of the eye, including cataract surgery and LASIK laser surgery.

Glaucoma Service

This service offers comprehensive consultation and evaluation and treatment of glaucoma and anterior segment diseases.


This offers comprehensive consultation and evaluation and treatment of neurologic disorders affecting vision and eye movements. Common problems treated include multiple sclerosis, optic neuritis, myasthenia gravis, thyroid eye disease, blepharospasm, Bell's palsy, double vision, ischemic optic neuropathy, other optic nerve problems, pupillary abnormalities, unexplained vision loss, visual field defects, optic disc swelling, abnormal eye movements (nystagmus), and intracranial lesions affecting the visual pathway.

Retina Services

These services offer consultation, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment of all aspects of diseases of the retina, vitreous and macula. Special interests include: diabetic retinopathy, age related macular degeneration, retinal detachment, retinal vascular diseases, inflammation of the eye, infections of the eye, eye trauma, eye tumors, retinopathy of prematurity. Treatments offered include: laser surgery, vitrectomy surgery, scleral buckle surgery, pneumatic retinopexy, intraocular injections of Lucentis, Avastin, Kenalog or antibiotics.


Ophthalmology Services

  • Cornea surgery
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Glaucoma surgery
  • No-stitch cataract surgery
  • LASIK - Laser Vision Correction
  • Vitreoretinal Disease Surgery
  • Retinal Eye Surgery
  • Endophthalmitis Vitrectomy

Call 301-290-5915 to learn more. 

Eye Care Specialists

Walter Q. Wang, MD
Mark Whitten, MD
L. Edward Perraut, Jr., MD
Amanda Richards Lakusta, MD

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