Dr. Manfred A. Von Fricken, MD

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Dr. Manfred A. Von Fricken, MD

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The Retina Group of Washington 8505 Arlington Blvd Ste 300, Fairfax, VA 22031 Get Directions
(703) 698-9335

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      Specialties

      • 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
      • Blepharitis
      • Blind Hypotensive Eye
      • Blindness
      • Brain Disorders
      • Cataract
      • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
      • Chalazion
      • Chorioretinal Scars
      • Chorioretinitis
      • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
      • 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
      • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
      • Drusen
      • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
      • Endophthalmitis
      • Exophoria
      • Exotropia
      • Eye Cancer
      • Eye Infections
      • Eyelid Disorders
      • Floaters
      • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
      • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
      • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
      • Glaucoma
      • Heterophoria
      • Hyphema
      • Iridocyclitis
      • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
      • Keratitis
      • Lazy Eye
      • Macular Edema
      • Macular Hole
      • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
      • Marfan Syndrome
      • Migraine
      • Nearsightedness
      • Ocular Hypertension
      • Optic Neuritis
      • Paralytic Strabismus
      • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
      • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
      • Progressive High Myopia
      • Pseudotumor Cerebri
      • Purulent Endophthalmitis
      • 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
      • Strabismus
      • Stye
      • Thyroid Disease
      • Trichiasis
      • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
      • Vascular Disease
      • Visual Field Defects
      • Vitreous Hemorrhage
      • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

      Procedures Performed

      • Cataract Removal Surgery
      • Cornea Surgery
      • Cornea Transplant
      • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
      • Eye Surgery
      • Eyelid Surgery
      • Ocular Prosthetics
      • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
      • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
      • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Washington University St Louis

        Graduated in 1975

      • Internship Hospital
        Fla Shands Tchg Hospital

        Completed in 1976

      • Residency Hospital
        Georgetown University

        Completed in 1979

      • Fellowship Hospital
        University Ia

        Completed in 1980

      • Undergraduate School
        Rutgers University

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Farsi
      • German
      • Spanish
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      • Specializes in Ophthalmology
      • Board certified in Ophthalmology
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
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      Dr. Von Fricken says...

      "There's no secret about what it takes to win a patient's trust. Be truthful but tactful, speak to them in words they understand and treat each one as an individual and not just another name on that day's appointment schedule. They don't teach those skills in med school; they're part of who you are."

      Following his graduation from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts degree (with honors), Dr. von Fricken went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He continued his medical training with an internship in Internal Medicine at Shands Teaching Hospital at the University of Florida's School of Medicine, followed by a residency in Ophthalmology at Georgetown University School of Medicine and a fellowship in Vitreoretinal Diseases at University Hospitals and Clinics at the University of Iowa College of Medicine.

      Dr. von Fricken, who is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, belongs to numerous professional societies and organizations. He serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Georgetown University's Center for Sight and the Washington National Eye Center. He has hospital affiliations at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital where he served as Chief of the Ophthalmology Section for eight years. Dr. von Fricken is licensed in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

      Serving as the principal investigator in two phase III clinical trials for macular degeneration and as co-investigator in four additional clinical research trials is just part of the reason Dr. von Fricken has earned honors and recognition for his work. He was included in "America's Best Doctors" since 2001, has been selected each of the past 20 years as one of the D.C. area's top physicians by Washingtonian Magazine and received the 2005 Honor Award from the American Society of Retinal Specialists. He has authored or co-authored more than two dozen articles and abstracts and has presented clinical research at national and international meetings.