Dr. Nicholas Ellyn, MD

Dr. Nicholas Ellyn, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
Dr. Nicholas Ellyn, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Alexandria, VA and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences in 1975 and specializes in ophthalmology.

4660 Kenmore Ave Ste 416

Alexandria, VA 22304

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
very high
more than 99% of peers
Eye Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Ellyn's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

47  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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3  Procedures

  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

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.


  • George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Wash Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • George Washington University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ellyn has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ellyn's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ellyn to family and friends
12 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Ellyn'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 (2)

Dr. Ellyn has been my ophthalmologist for 30+ years. When I experienced an eye emergency last year, he was kind, thorough, walked me through what was going to happen with the specialist and made sure I knew he was in this with me. A very scary experience was tempered by his unwavering calmness &...more
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Dr. Ellyn is thorough, amiable and really answers my questions to my satisfaction. My family of three sees him for our eye care and we are all comfortable. We find him professional. He makes you feel at ease as well. Overall, he's a great doctor.
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