Dr. Tamara Fackler, MD

Dr. Tamara Fackler, MD

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52 y/o
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Dr. Tamara K. Fackler, a medical retina specialist at Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center, brings over 20 years of clinical experience to the Annapolis practice. Dr. Fackler is board certified in ophthalmology and practiced in Florida and Washington, D.C., before joining Chesapeake Eye Care in 2005. She utilizes high definition OCT, digital fluorescein angiography and fundus autofluorescence to treat her patients’ retinal needs. A specialist in the treatment of wet (neovascular) macular degeneration, Dr. Fackler offers therapy with Avastin, Lucentis and Eylea. She maintains a large wet macular degeneration practice and has given over 10,000 intravitreal injections. Her experience also includes the treatment of central serous retinopathy and choroidal neovascularization from myopia and ocular histoplasmosis. Dr. Fackler provides laser and injection therapy for diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, and retinal vein occlusions. Dr. Fackler studied biochemistry at Harvard University and graduated cum laude. She earned her medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, an award given to the top students. She completed her ophthalmology residency at The Washington Hospital Center, where she served as Chief Resident her final year. In addition, she completed a fellowship in Corneal and External Diseases at The Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins, and also in Retinal Diseases at the prestigious Duke University Medical Center. Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and licensed to practice in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, Dr. Fackler is an active member of the American Society of Retina Specialists. She is a published author and has been involved in a number of clinical research studies, most notably on wet macular degeneration and retinal vein occlusions.

Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center

2002 Medical Pkwy Ste 320

Annapolis, MD 21401
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Avesis
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Davis Vision
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Tricare

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Drusen
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more than 99% of peers
Chorioretinal Scars
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more than 97% of peers
Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
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more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fackler "Dr. Tamara K. Fackler is a medical retinal specialist at Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center.   She is board certified, and has over 20 years of experience.

Dr Fackler utilizes spectral domain OCT, digital fluorescein angiography and fundus autofluorescence to treat her patients' retinal needs.   A specialist in the treatment of wet (neovascular) macular degeneration, Dr. Fackler offers therapy with Avastin, Lucentis and Eylea.  She maintains a large wet macular degeneration practice and has given over 10,000 intravitreal injections. Her experience also includes the treatment of central serous retinopathy and choroidal neovascularization from myopia and ocular histoplasmosis. Dr. Fackler provides laser and injection therapy for diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, and retinal vein occlusions.   "

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alternating Hyperphoria
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Solar Retinopathy
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Allergy Drops
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Patch
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Strabismus Examination
  • Vision Screening
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Harvard Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Riverside Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Washington Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Wilmer Inst/Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fackler has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Retina Specialists, Member

Dr. Fackler's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fackler to family and friends
4.6
based on 642 total reviews
Dr. Fackler's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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Dr. Fackler accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Avesis
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Davis Vision
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
    Tricare
  • Humana
    Tricare
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Tricare

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Hospitals where Dr. Fackler has admitting privileges

Anne Arundel Medical Center
2001 Medical Pkwy
Annapolis, MD 21401
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