Refractive Lens Exchange

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Refractive Lens Exchange

Since 2002, Dr. Anthony Roberts has practiced as an eye physician and surgeon at Shady Grove Ophthalmology in Rockville, Maryland. Dr Anthony Roberts draws on experience in LASIK and other vision-correction surgeries, including refractive lens exchange.

Refractive lens exchange, also known as clear lens exchange, replaces the lens of the eye as one would do for a patient with cataracts. In the case of refractive lens exchange, however, the patient has no clouding of the lens and is seeking the procedure primarily to achieve permanent vision correction. An option for nearsighted or farsighted patients who cannot tolerate contact lenses, refractive lens exchange can significantly improve an individual’s quality of life.

Refractive lens exchange has become possible thanks largely to the clinical advancements that have made cataract surgery safer. Many clinicians now recommend the procedure for older individuals with hyperopia, or farsightedness, who have severe symptoms or moderate symptoms with evidence of incipient cataracts. Nearsighted individuals may need more careful assessment, as these individuals carry a greater risk of retinal detachment, though innovative technology has made elective refractive lens exchange a newly viable option.


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Dr. Anthony Roberts

LASIK surgery is the number-one elective surgery in the United States, and Dr. Anthony Roberts, operating out of his private practice, Shady Grove Ophthalmology, is one of the most experienced LASIK surgeons in the greater Washington, DC region. Located in Rockville, Maryland, Shady Grove Ophthalmology features state-of-the-art technologies to match the training and care provided by its physicians. Dr. Roberts has performed over 55,000 refractive surgeries in his 15 years of experience, and he holds certification to perform laser surgery using VISX technology. Before opening his own practice, Dr. Anthony Roberts earned his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. While there, he received acclaim for his ophthalmology research. He served as Chief Resident while completing his residency at Nassau University Medical Center and Stony Brook University. Currently, he acts as Chairman of Ophthalmology at Shady Grove Hospital. An avid football fan, Dr. Anthony Roberts also holds the distinction of being the Chief Ophthalmologist for the Washington Redskins. Individuals who visit LASIK surgeon Dr. Anthony Roberts will receive an honest appraisal of their vision needs. Dr. Roberts and his staff at Shady Grove Ophthalmology pride themselves on providing premium care. This begins with a frank assessment of the patient's vision, followed by a discussion of the benefits and risk of LASIK corrective eye surgery. Whatever the treatment, Dr. Anthony Roberts upholds a commitment to providing personalized care at Shady Grove Ophthalmology. To schedule an appointment or to learn more information, please visit the website at or call the office at (301) 279-0600.

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