Dr. Howard Weiss, MD

Dr. Howard Weiss, MD

Cataract Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. Howard Weiss, MD is a cataract surgery specialist in Chevy Chase, MD. He graduated from Tufts University and specializes in cataract surgery and ophthalmology.Read his story

5454 Wisconsin Ave Ste 950

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 97% of peers
Ocular Hypertension
more than 72% of peers
Glaucoma Surgery
more than 60% of peers

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Dr. Weiss' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Weiss "Dr Howard Weiss graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and received his MD from Tufts University. He then studied for his Master in Public Health degree at Harvard University, and returned to the Tufts-New England Medical Center where he was a resident and chief resident in ophthalmology. Dr Weiss completed his training with a glaucoma fellowship at Harvard's Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Weiss "Dr. Weiss is a highly skilled cataract and glaucoma surgeon. His colleagues consult him regularly for his expertise in surgery and laser treatment, including the use of astigmatic and multifocal lens implants to provide improved vision and freedom from eyeglasses for many of his cataract patients. His practice encompasses all of general ophthalmology and is complemented by teaching at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Georgetown University, and the Washington Hospital Center."

2  Specialties

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

7  Conditions Treated

  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Cataract
  • Eye Disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Senile Cataracts

8  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Examination
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Yale University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Tufts University
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Baystate Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Tufts New England Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Harvard-Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Harvard University School Of Public Health
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Weiss has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Weiss' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Weiss to family and friends
23 total reviews (19 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

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  • 1

Dr. Weiss' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (19)

My experience with Dr. Weiss and Washington Eye was very positive. He was calm and caring, not pushy about doing any enhancements, etc. The staff were all very professional as were the staff at the Surgery Center where the cataract surgery is performed. I had both eyes done, once month apart, and...more
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He repeatedly runs an hour late, which he says is "just the way he runs his practice." He's always rushed. Secondary cataracts are very common but he doesn't set you up for a follow-up visit six months and a year after surgery to check on that. Fees are high. ag laser machine is jammed into a...more
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Dr. Howard Weiss is an exceptionally outstandingly skilled ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract surgery. He performed surgery on both of my eyes and the results were excellent with no complications. I found him to be very knowledgeable and willing to answer all of my questions in a cordial...more
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Dr. Weiss performed my cataract surgery. He is incredibly thorough, explaining every aspect of the procedure and patiently answered questions that I raised. My eyesight is 100% better, I healed quickly and can see 20/20 in the eye now. I highly recommend Dr. Weiss.
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He is an excellent physician and I have been a patient of his for years. However the last three appointments I’ve had with him he has been extremely late. last time I waited close to an hour and a half. The other two appointments he was also over an hour late. You will get a perfunctory apology. He...more
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