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Dr. David Forster, MD

Ophthalmology*
4.8 (17)
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39 years of experience

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Overview of Dr. David Forster, MD

Dr. David Forster, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Fairfax, VA. They specialize in Ophthalmology, has 39 years of experience, and is board certified in Ophthalmology. They graduated from University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and is affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Forster, completed a residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Forster an average 4.8 star rating.

Dr. Forster works at Northern Virginia Ophthalmology in Fairfax, VA with other offices in Alexandria, VA. They frequently treat conditions like Chalazion and Stye along with other conditions at varying frequencies. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Forster's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Office
    3975 Fair Ridge Dr Ste S100, Fairfax, VA 22033 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (703) 620-2701
  2. 2
    Northern Virginia Ophthalmology
    6363 Walker Ln Ste 150, Alexandria, VA 22310 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (703) 922-0906

Hospital Affiliations
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  • Inova Fairfax Hospital

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Chalazion
Stye
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Corneal Ulcer
Accommodation Disorders
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
Blepharitis
Cataract
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Chorioretinal Scars
Conjunctival Hemorrhage
Corneal Diseases
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
Drusen
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Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Dry Eyes
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Eye Cancer
Eye Infections
Eyelid Disorders
Farsightedness
Glaucoma
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Hypertropia
Hypotropia
Iridocyclitis
Keratitis
Lacrimal Gland Disorder
Lazy Eye
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Migraine
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Nearsightedness
Ocular Hypertension
Optic Neuritis
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
Presbyopia
Senile Cataracts
Squamous Blepharitis
Strabismus
Tear Duct Disorders
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
Excision of Chalazion
Eyelid Surgery
Acute Endophthalmitis
Allergic Conjunctivitis
Anisocoria
Anterior Scleritis
Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
Astigmatism
Blind Hypotensive Eye
Blocked Tear Duct
Chronic Conjunctivitis
Conjunctiva Cyst
Contusion of the Eyeball
Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
Corneal Erosion
Degenerative Disorders of Globe
Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
Diabetic Retinopathy
Diplopia
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Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
Duane Retraction Syndrome
Ectropion of Eyelid
Endophthalmitis
Entropion
Episcleritis Periodica Fugax
Esophoria
Esotropia
Exotropia
Eye Disease
Eye Injuries
Eye Pain
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Eye Trauma
Eyeball Contusion
Floaters
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Foreign Body in Eye
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
Headache
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Herpetic Keratitis
Heterophoria
Iris Ciliary Degeneration
Keratoconus
Macular Degeneration
Macular Hole
Macular or Retinal Edema
Paralytic Strabismus
Parasitic Endophthalmitis
Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
Pinguecula
Posterior Scleritis
Pterygium
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
Retinal Dystrophy
Retinal Hemorrhage
Retinal Vascular Occlusion
Serous Conjunctivitis
Trichiasis
Uveitis
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Visual Field Defects
Vitreous Hemorrhage
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
B-Scan Ultrasound
Cataract Removal Surgery
Contact Lens Treatment
Cornea Surgery
Eye Examination
Eye Procedure
Eye Surgery
Eye Test
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Farnsworth Lantern Test
Foreign Body Removal from Eye
Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
Tear Duct Surgery
Vision Screening
YAG Laser Capsulotomy
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    About Dr. David Forster, MD

    Specialties*
    • Ophthalmology

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    Years of Experience
    • 39 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Spanish
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    NPI Number
    • 1629054945
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Doheny Eye Institiute University So California
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • Georgetown University Medical Center
    Residency
    Medical Education
    • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Ophthalmology
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    Dr. Forster has seen patients for Chalazion and Stye, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Forster on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    17 patients have reviewed Dr. Forster. The overall rating for this provider is 4.8. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Forster.

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