Dr. Hameed Peracha, MD

Dr. Hameed Peracha, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
Dr. Hameed Peracha, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Silver Spring, MD and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University of Connecticut in 1989 and specializes in ophthalmology, anterior segment ophthalmology, and more.Read his story

8650 Georgia Ave

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Commonwealth Care
  • 17 More

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Top Care Areas

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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 98% of peers
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Peracha's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Peracha "Dr. Hameed U. Peracha graduated with four years of residency training in Ophthalmology and internship in General Surgery at the Washington Hospital Care Center, one of the most prestigious hospitals in the Washington, D.C area. Before his training in Ophthalmology, Dr. Peracha, completed six years of residency training in Clinical and Anatomic Pathology, and Nuclear Medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center. His training in Clinical and Anatomic Pathology gave him a better understanding of the disease process and its management. During his training at the University of Connecticut Health Center, he published several papers. He has been doing private practice since July 1995, and has since then, expanded his practice from Maryland to Virginia, all in hopes to better assist the growing number of patients with ophthalmologic needs. In addition, Dr. Peracha use to teach ophthalmology residents at the Washington Hospital Center and Fairfax Hospital. He is a certified physician and surgeon from the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Hameed Peracha performs comprehensive eye exams on each and every patient over the age of 12 years old. He is fully licensed and board certified in the field of ophthalmology, having practiced since July 1995. He is experienced in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of all ocular diseases from myopia and hyperopia to more advanced medical and surgical forms glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye syndrome and cataracts. Dr. Peracha is available 24 hours a day for questions or concerns you may have regarding your eye condition or medications. Some of the services he provides include: v Comprehensive Eye Examination v Contact Lens Exam v Dry Eye Syndrome v Flashes & Floaters v Diabetic Eye Examination v Cataract Refractive Surgery v YAG CAP v Glaucoma Medical / Laser / Surgecal Treatment v Eyelid Procedures"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Peracha "We have the technology and skills to handle all eye diseases and problems. With state-of-the art techniques and a dedicated staff, our practice is positioned to deliver the very best eye care. We ensure this quality by standing behind a commitment to our patients and Referring Physicians. This commitment includes communication, as well as, Expertise, Respect, Patient Education, Satisfaction and Availability."

6  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

73  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
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16  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Higher secondary school
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • University of Connecticut
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Washington Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Washington Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Peracha has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Peracha's Reviews

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11 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

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Dr. Peracha's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

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  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Peracha is a very good doctor and person. He is very polite and knowledgeable doctor. His office staff is very nice and friendly. I highly recommend him to you all as your ophthalmologist.
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Excellent bedside manor and skill. Office staff is very friendly and patient. Just had cataract surgery on one eye and can't wait to get the other one done.
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