Kenneth S. Schwartz, MD, an Ophthalmologist with Washington Eye Physicians & Surgeons

Get to know Ophthalmologist Dr. Kenneth S. Schwartz, who serves patients in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Specializing in ophthalmology, Dr. Schwartz is a highly accomplished cataract and glaucoma surgeon with a special interest and expert advanced training in refractive cataract surgery and complex glaucoma surgery including tube shunt procedures. He sees patients at Washington Eye Physicians & Surgeons in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Washington Eye Physicians & Surgeons offers state-of-the-art LASIK laser vision correction to the greater Washington DC area. The practice is proud to host Washington DC’s top cataract surgeons, all of whom address droopy, heavy eyelids and much more to give patients a healthy, youthful, and relaxed appearance. They also perform reconstructive surgery of the eyelids and eye sockets, orbital tumors, eye prosthesis, tearing problems, blepharospasm, and more, thereby offering the most technologically advanced laser cataract surgery available today.

With an unwavering commitment to his specialty, Dr. Schwartz lectures on cataract and glaucoma surgery and diseases of the eye. He has been a Senior Attending Surgical Instructor for the doctors in training at Georgetown University/ Washington Hospital Center since 2003, and serves as a Physician Advisor for the Glaucoma Review Board.

A Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American Medical Association, the doctor is board-certified in ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology, which is an independent, non-profit organization responsible for certifying ophthalmologists in the United States of America. 

Following his undergraduate education, Dr. Schwartz earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. He then went on to complete an internship in internal medicine at Georgetown University Hospital, followed by a residency in ophthalmology at Washington Hospital Center, where he served as Chief Resident.

Wanting to further his training, he completed a glaucoma subspeciality fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, which is Ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report. 

Named one of Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Doctors and listed in the National Guide of America’s Top Ophthalmologists & the Washington DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Doctors Guide, Dr. Schwartz is a member of the Practicing Ophthalmologists Curriculum Committee for the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Among his various accolades, he has been the recipient of the Joseph Dessoff Award in Ophthalmology from Washington Hospital Center and the Resident’s Day Research Award (1st place). He has also conducted peer-reviewed journal publications on medical and surgical management of routine and complex glaucoma cases, as well as the use of diagnostic imaging techniques after glaucoma surgery.

With a passion for his profession, Dr. Schwartz does work abroad to train local surgeons in advanced surgical techniques. He has done mission work in Peru and Ghana where he treats complex cases and trains local physicians.

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Ophthalmologists are experts in the diseases, functions, and anatomy of the eye. They may provide routine care such as vision testing, as well as prescribe and fit eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, ophthalmologists are also surgeons. They repair traumatic injuries to the eye and perform cataract, glaucoma, and corneal surgery. 

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