Dr. Eric Weichel, MD

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Dr. Eric Weichel, MD
"It's important for me to educate my patients in a way that allows them to grasp at least the basics of their disease or condition so that they can ask questions and understand the answers. I view them as partners and together we work toward achieving the best visual outcome possible." Prior to beginning his post-graduate training, Dr. Weichel completed a combined six-year Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine program at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. He then served as an intern in Internal Medicine at Tripler Army Medical Center, was a resident in Ophthalmology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and completed a fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery at Wills Eye Hospital. Before joining RGW, he spent 13 years with the US Army—rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel—and served as the Director of Vitreoretinal Surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the Staff Vitreoretinal surgeon at the National Eye Institute/National Institute of Health. Dr. Weichel is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is licensed in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. He is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at both Georgetown University and the Uniformed Services University of Health Services in Bethesda, Md. His hospital affiliations include Anne Arundel Medical Center, Friendship Ambulatory Surgical Center, Georgetown University Medical Center and the Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Weichel is an active member of the Retina Society, the American Society of Retina Specialists and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Widely published with more than 80 journal articles, interviews, textbook chapters, posters and videos to his credit, Dr. Weichel has lectured or presented nationally and internationally on over 60 occasions. His research resume includes more than 25 studies and trials as principal investigator or co-investigator. He also serves as a Peer Reviewer for the Ophthalmology Journal, Retina Journal, Ophthalmic Surgery, Laser and Imaging Journal and JAMA Ophthalmology.

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DR. WEICHEL saved my eyesight and I love the Bowie Staff! God Bless all of you! I WAS GOING BLIND 3 YEARS AGO AND NOW HAVE 20-20 VISION. THANK yOU! tINA mARIE mOYER
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"It's important for me to educate my patients in a way that allows them to grasp at least the basics of their disease or condition so that they can ask questions and understand the answers. I view them as partners and together we work toward achieving the best visual outcome possible."

Prior to beginning his post-graduate training, Dr. Weichel completed a combined six-year Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine program at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. He then served as an intern in Internal Medicine at Tripler Army Medical Center, was a resident in Ophthalmology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and completed a fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery at Wills Eye Hospital. Before joining RGW, he spent 13 years with the US Army—rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel—and served as the Director of Vitreoretinal Surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the Staff Vitreoretinal surgeon at the National Eye Institute/National Institute of Health.

Dr. Weichel is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is licensed in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. He is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at both Georgetown University and the Uniformed Services University of Health Services in Bethesda, Md. His hospital affiliations include Anne Arundel Medical Center, Friendship Ambulatory Surgical Center, Georgetown University Medical Center and the Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Weichel is an active member of the Retina Society, the American Society of Retina Specialists and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Widely published with more than 80 journal articles, interviews, textbook chapters, posters and videos to his credit, Dr. Weichel has lectured or presented nationally and internationally on over 60 occasions. His research resume includes more than 25 studies and trials as principal investigator or co-investigator. He also serves as a Peer Reviewer for the Ophthalmology Journal, Retina Journal, Ophthalmic Surgery, Laser and Imaging Journal and JAMA Ophthalmology.

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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Magnetic
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Education

  • Medical School
    Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    Tripler Amc

    Completed in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    Walter Reed Amc

    Completed in 2001

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Wills Eye Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
    Northeastern Ohio University

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Canthotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Iridotomy
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery