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Glaucoma Consultants of Washington
Glaucoma is a slowly progressive disease of the optic nerve (“the silent thief”) and if left untreated, can lead to blindness. Glaucoma Consultants of Washington has risen to become the premier glaucoma practice in the Washington DC Metro area. We are the only practice in the Northern Virginia region dedicated solely to the medical and surgical management of the various forms of primary and secondary glaucoma. We take great pride in providing compassionate and ethical medical care and will formulate an individualized treatment strategy that can often times be implemented by your primary eye care provider (Ophthalmologist or Optometrist) locally. In the event, surgical or laser treatment is needed, Dr. Ahmad is skilled in most glaucoma laser surgery techniques and incisional surgery including trabeculectomy (glaucoma filtering surgery), glaucoma tube implants, the revision of glaucoma filtering procedures, and combined cataract and glaucoma surgery. Once stable after surgery, your care can continue with your primary eye care provider. Read more...
Meet the Doctor - Sameer I. Ahmad, M.D.
Sameer Ahmad is a Glaucoma surgeon and specialist who was on the full-time faculty as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine from 2004 to 2007. A board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Ahmad specializes in the evaluation and management of patients with routine and complicated glaucoma. He is skilled in most glaucoma laser surgery techniques and his experience with incisional surgery includes glaucoma filtering surgery, glaucoma tube implants, the revision of glaucoma filtering procedures, and combined cataract and glaucoma surgery.
He has special interests in advanced surgical techniques for previously operated eyes, patients with corneal transplants, and neovascular glaucomas. His research interests are in developing novel glaucoma implants as well as utilizing medical informatics tools to improve patient education and health care delivery. Dr. Ahmad received his medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine where he was inducted into the prestigious AOA national medical honor society. He then served as a General Medical Officer in the United States Air Force for 4 years. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Duke University where he was also selected as Chief Resident and later completed his Glaucoma fellowship.Read more...