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Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Surgery

The practice of ophthalmologists Harold Rodman, M.D. and Joel Engelstein, M.D., has been providing eye care to residents of the Washington Metropolitan area for more than 40 years. With a location in downtown Silver Spring, these well-respected eye doctors are known for their expertise in the care of patients with diseases of the cornea, cataract, glaucoma, infections and uveitis. The practice offers:

  • ultrasonic cataract surgery
  • intraocular lens implantation
  • corneal transplantation
  • glaucoma surgery
  • plastic surgery of the eyelids
  • dry eye care
  • emergency eye care
  • routine eye exams
  • glasses and contact lenses
  • diabetic exams
  • high blood pressure retinal exams
  • macular degeneration evaluation

Doctors Rodman and Engelstein specialize in the most modern surgical methods, including small incision, outpatient cataract surgery using topical anesthesia. They were among the first surgeons in the nation to use the modern method of partial thickness corneal transplantation, increasing the safety and success and markedly decreasing the recovery time of this procedure. They are board certified and enjoy longstanding teaching affiliations with Georgetown University and The Washington Hospital Center.