Neil F Martin MD

Doctor Details
Dr. Martin is one of the first Washington DC area surgeons to offer bladeless laser assisted cataract surgery and intra ocular lens implants to provide near, far and intermediate vision without glasses. Dr. Martin is a specialist in cataract, L.En.S.™ (Lens Enhancement Surgery) and LASIK surgeries. He has performed thousands of refractive procedures including L.En.S., LASIK, PRK, and incisional surgeries. He performs all laser LASIK using the Alcon Wavelight FS200-EX500 workstation - the most advanced LASIK lasers in the United States. He was one of the first Washington area ophthalmologists to become involved in the care of laser vision correction patients in 1990.  He performs laser assisted cataract surgery with the Alcon LenSX. He implants the Alcon ReSTOR, Toric lenses and crystalens accommodative intr-ocular lens. Also, Dr. Martin implants Tecnis lens. He performs collagen cross linking (CXL) with riboflavin for the treatment of keratoconus and ectasia of the cornea.
A pioneer in laser and presbyopic lens, cataract surgery, and CXL, Dr. Martin has lectured, written many peer reviewed articles, and appeared on TV. He has been interviewed on the topic of laser vision correction or cataract surgery by Washingtonian Magazine, The Washington Post, Consumers Digest, The Gazette, The Associated Press, Men's Fitness, Parade Magazine, Business Week, American Health for Women, P.O.V., Prevention Magazine, NBC 4 News, Channel 9-CBS News, the TVMD PBS series and other radio, television, and print media throughout the U.S.
Dr. Martin pursued research on refractive uses of lasers and laser safety at the NIH in the 1980s. Dr. Martin holds 10 patents for innovations in drugs and medical devices. He also lectures extensively, and is the author of dozens of scientific papers, book chapters, and monographs.
Specialties: Laser assisted LenSx cataract surgery, Cataract surgery with presbyopic and toric implant lenses, all-laser blameless LASIK and collagen cross linking for keratoconus.

Education
    •    The Wilmer Institute, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 
Fellow, Fellowship in Cornea and External Diseases of the Eye 1980 – 1981
    •    The Shands Teaching Hospital, University of FL, Gainesville, FL 
Resident and Chief Resident, Residency in Ophthalmology 1977 – 1980
    •    The Shands Teaching Hospital, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 
Intern, Internship Internal Medicine 1976 – 1977
    •    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 
MD, Medicine 1972 – 1976
    •    Harvard College
AB magna cum laude, Chemistry 1968 – 1972
 
Organizations
    •    American Academy of Ophthalmology, Fellow
    •    Washington Academy of Ophthalmology, Member
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Doctor Details
Board Certified
Yes
Primary Specialty
Cataracts
Secondary Specialty
LASIK
Title
Ophthalmologist (MD)
Dave Houston
37 out of 95 people found this review helpful
Summary: Amazing
February 16th, 2018
I had my lasik procedure performed here. The experience was flat out AMAZING. Dr Martin, Tonoa and the rest of the staff were attentive, transparent and patient. My old contacts rx was -4, -5 and i had worn corrective lenses since i was 10. For those that aren’t familiar, that rx is pretty bad. I couldn’t really function with my glasses or contacts.

Less than 25 hours later I have 20/20 vision, which could improve to 20/10 in th next few weeks. I woke up the day after feeling amazing. There are potential side effects; dry eye, itchy eyes, etc but I followed Dr Martin’s instructions to the letter and have had very little discomfort. Do what your Dr tells you to do!

I can’t say enough about the experience. I’m so happy with my decision to look for a reputable provider and not get caught up in the price game. You will find cheaper providers. I found the provider I wanted (Dr Lamothe and Dr Martin) and I planned and saved for this. I’m not made of money. As you are looking for options, you have to have a consult with Washington Eye. You won’t regret it.
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