Dr. Toufic Melki, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 61

Dr. Toufic Melki, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Arlington, VA and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Georgetown U, School of Medicine medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with medical facilities Suburban Hospital and Virginia Hospital Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Melki to book an appointment.

Dr. Melki

Retina Centers Of Washington

1715 N George Mason Dr Arlington, VA 22205
Accepting new patients

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Great surgeon and always makes sure everything is right with the patient not just in their eye health but their nutrition and well being
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I highly recommend Dr. Melki for any retina problem, he is the best Retina specialist in the Rockville Area.
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Claudia Moreno – Mar 05, 2021
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Recently I was referred to Dr. Melki for a macular hole in my left retina. He quickly diagnosed the situation, expertly operated, and 10 days later the hole is repaired. I am extremely satisfied with the quality of his work along with his staff. Dr. Melki explained the entire process and continues follow up.
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Nate Zuckerberg – Jul 01, 2020
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I've suffered with posterior vitreous detachment in my left eye for over 2 years which created severely disruptive floaters. My peripheral vision was simply gone. 3 doctor's, domestic and abroad, told me to just deal with the floaters and they'd bother me less over time. They were so wrong. Not only did I not get used to the floaters, the disruption disrupted every single day. It was like looking through a rainy window....all the time. Ophthalmologists are reluctant to treat floaters. Few have invested in the expensive technology that maps eye floaters for proper diagnosis. And then one fine day I met Dr. Melki! Dr. Melki has sophisticated technology that clearly depicts the magnitude of floaters. Instead of speculating whether the case is severe or not; Dr. Melki's technology removes the guesswork. Within a month of consultation, Dr. Melki successfully performed vitrectomy surgery on my left eye. It's completely restored my vision. My peripheral vision is completely res
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Connor Cherer – May 25, 2020
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Dr. Melki is wonderful. Two years ago I needed surgery for macular pucker and he explained the procedure I was going to have in such a way that was very easy to understand. Everything went well-no pain and the results to date have been excellent. His staff is very nice and expertised with followup exams every year (about 4 times) since my surgery. The offices are always clean and well equipped. Also, I would give his front desk staff a 5 star rating. 5 Star ratings for: Accurate Diagnosis; Spends Time with the Patient; Easy Appointments; Friendly Staff, Beside Manner; Appropriate Follow-up; and Wait Time, approx 20 to 30 minutes,
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Mellstrom – Nov 02, 2019
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A reassuring story for anyone that has the misfortune to develop a torn retina. I was actually traveling in India and during the trip, I found that I had something in my eye that was not coming out and blocked my vision over a portion of the eye. No pain or discomfort. When I got back to Virginia, I decided that I should have it looked at and call a local optometrist that was in Ballston Mall. He had me come right in on a Saturday and after a quick exam, excused himself to make a call. He came back in and told me that I had an appointment with Dr. Melki for 6pm on the same Saturday and not to eat since surgery might be imminent. Dr. Melki opened his office that day to see me and had me in surgery the next morning to correct a major torn retina. That was over ten years ago, and I just recently had a clean checkup with him that showed no problems from the torn retina. It was a surreal experience, but the doctor and his staff made it as easy as possible.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Top rate: Great caring staff. I felt totally taken of every step of the way throughout the very frightening experience of a detached retina. I didn't realize how close I came to losing vision in my left eye. Time was of the essence and I was in an operating room 10 minutes away from home within hours of my first contact with Dr. Melki. Extremely satisfied and feeling blessed to have found Dr. Melki, six months later and I can read a menu without glasses. Thanks, Ed Evans
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Ed in Silver Spring, MD – Feb 18, 2019
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Dr Melki's entire office staff was extremely professional and efficient. My initial encounter with his staff was with his receptionist Salu who was the best receptionist I've ever dealt with at a doctor's office. No attitude and highly efficient, prompt and caring - every time. The other members of his staff were also attentive and efficient. Dr Melki was very honest and reassuring. He was confident and made me feel as though he could take care of the four holes in my retina. I highly recommend
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Lisa P in Arlington, VA – Oct 05, 2018
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I have been going to Dr. Melki for 20 years. While in California for vacation three years ago, I developed a detached retina. I called his office and was immediately put through to him. He scheduled surgery for the day after we returned to Maryland. By that time the only vision in the affected eye was a thin crescent of light at the top of what should have been my circle of vision. Thanks to Dr. Melki's skillful care, the repair was successful, and full vision in the eye was restored.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kenn Pendleton in Germantown, MD – Aug 08, 2018
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I was referred to Dr. Melki after I developed a mysterious infection in my left eye after cataract surgery. Once he determined that I could lose my eyesight in that eye, Dr. Melki wasted no time in arranging emergency surgery for Friday late afternoon/evening. The surgery was successful and I am now 20-20 in that eye. I cannot be more grateful to Dr. Melki and his staff for getting me through this unexpected crisis and letting me continue my work and play with perfect vision.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Rob R. in Rockville, MD – Jun 24, 2018
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He may be a good surgeon, but has no regard for your time. Was late arriving for my scheduled surgery, and the hospital staff said he's always late. His office staff tried to shake me down for a $1500.00 deposit, as they failed to procure prior authorization for the surgery, a detached retina, yet somehow I was able to call my ins.co, and the auth was there, I had to hand the phone to her....waited over an hour to be seen for my post op appointment. Really unhappy with his staff.
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Claudia in North Pito – Nov 23, 2017
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I highly recommend Dr. Toufic Melki. He is an excellent ophthalmologist & retina specialist. In the past 4 years, I have had 2 detached retina surgeries and 1 macular pucker surgery. I would have gone blind without his care. All were done on an emergency basis with no appointment. He explained everything in detail and went beyond the norms of a doctor ( calling on the weekend to check on me). In addition to his professionalism, he is very personable and easy to talk to and understand.
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Ray V in Arlington, VA – Nov 22, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Toufic Melki, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Arlington, VA and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Georgetown...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1991
U Wis
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Medstar-Georgetown University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1987
Medstar-Georgetown University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1986
Georgetown U, School of Medicine
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

Awards

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What are Dr. Toufic Melki, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Melki frequently treats Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia, Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens, and Degenerative Disorders of Globe. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Melki treats.

Where is Dr. Toufic Melki, MD's office located?

Dr. Melki's office is located at 1715 N George Mason Dr, Arlington, VA 22205. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Toufic Melki, MD speak?

Dr. Melki speaks Arabic and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Melki's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Melki treats Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Melki treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Melki treats Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Melki treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Degenerative Disorders of Globe
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Melki treats Degenerative Disorders of Globe more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Melki treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Melki's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(703) 522-2366

Dr. Melki accepts the following insurance:

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National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
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Locations

Retina Centers Of Washington

The Retina Centers of Washington1715 N George Mason Dr Arlington, VA 22205
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Retina Centers of Washington

Retina Centers of Washington15020 Shady Grove Rd Ste 302 Rockville, MD 20850
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Melki is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Suburban Hospital

Bethesda, MD

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

Virginia Hospital Center

Arlington, VA

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

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