Dr. Manfred Von Fricken, MD

Dr. Manfred Von Fricken, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
Dr. Manfred Von Fricken, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Fairfax, VA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Washington University St Louis in 1975 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

8505 Arlington Blvd Ste 300

Fairfax, VA 22031

Contact Information

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Von Fricken performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Progressive High Myopia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Degenerative Disorders of Globe
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Von Fricken's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Von Fricken "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.


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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

85  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
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Panophthalmitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • 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


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12  Procedures

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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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.


  • Rutgers University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Washington University St Louis
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Fla Shands Tchg Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Georgetown University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • University Ia
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Von Fricken has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • German
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Von Fricken's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Von Fricken to family and friends
10 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

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Dr. Von Fricken's 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 (1)

Dr. Von Fricken is a seasoned physician of great skill and warmth which is wonderful combination.
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