Washington DC Ophthalmologist
2 Wisconsin Circle , Suites 200 and 230
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815 US
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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology

Memberships

Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Consultation Fee

Free LASEK Consult

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Clinch has hospital affiliations at Georgetown University Hospital.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate, Cornell University
    Medical School, Jefferson Medical College
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Wills Eye Hospital, Fellowship: Louisiana State University Eye Center

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IntraLase LASIK Vs Traditional LASIK

We have both the microkeratome and Intralase at our office. Before we began using the Intralase laser, we had a higher rate of complication with the... READ MORE

Lasek Vs. Lasik: Pros and Cons

Some of my colleagues who perform the LASEK procedure do so b/c of the slight reduction in complications seen (since there is no corneal flap created... READ MORE

What Are the Side Effects of Having PRK and RK Procedures in Succession?

Patients who have had RK in the past often look for further vision correction in the future. These individuals do not make good candidates for LASIK... READ MORE

What is the Recovery Timeline After the PRK Procedure?

The PRK recovery process takes a little longer than with LASIK. Your surgeon would be most qualified to determine when and if you'll need a... READ MORE

How to Tell if I Got PRK or Lasik?

There is a pretty significant difference in your vision following PRK vs. LASIK. After PRK, your vision will typically be very blurry for many days or... READ MORE

Is It Safe to Have Laser Eye Surgery?

I agree with all of the other doctors. It is safe to have laser vision correction surgery after cataract surgery so long as you wait the appropriate... READ MORE

PRK Complications?

The best way to understand the full spectrum of potential side effects for any surgery is to read the doctor's consent form. We have our consent... READ MORE

Are TLC Lasik Doctors the Best for Laser Eye Surgery?

TLC has a great reputation. In the DC market, I know there are some very skilled surgeons there. I would ask around your friends, family, and... READ MORE

Correcting Laser Eye Surgery Side Effects

Sometimes LASIK can induce aberrations or errors as it corrects others. Contact your LASIK surgeon and have them scan your eyes to see what's... READ MORE

What is Visian Icl?

This STAAR Visian Implantable Contact Lens™ (ICL) is a type of phakic intraocular lens (meaning it's added to your eye without removing your... READ MORE

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