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Dr. Michael Lai, MD

Ophthalmology*
5.0 (20)
Map Pin Small Clinton, MD
Accepting new patients
26 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Michael Lai, MD

Dr. Michael Lai, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Clinton, MD. They specialize in Ophthalmology, has 26 years of experience, and is board certified in Ophthalmology. They graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Lai, completed a residency at Wilmer Eye Inst-Johns Hopkins. Patients rated Dr. Lai an average 5.0 star rating.

Dr. Lai works at The Retina Group of Washington in Clinton, MD with other offices in Rockville, MD and Chevy Chase, MD. They frequently treat conditions like Degenerative Disorders of Globe, Progressive High Myopia and Macular Hole along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Lai's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Clinton
    9131 Piscataway Rd Ste 370, Clinton, MD 20735 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (301) 658-7097
  2. 2
    Rockville
    600 Jefferson Plz Ste 350, Rockville, MD 20852 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (301) 327-3241
  3. 3
    Daniel L Dellatorre MD
    5454 Wisconsin Ave # 940, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (301) 652-2957

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Degenerative Disorders of Globe
Progressive High Myopia
Macular Hole
Floaters
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Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
Diabetic Retinopathy
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Retinal Vascular Occlusion
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Allergic Conjunctivitis
Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
Blepharitis
Cataract
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Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
Chalazion
Chorioretinal Scars
Chronic Conjunctivitis
Conjunctiva Degeneration Deposit
Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
Disorder of Choroid
Drusen
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Dry Eyes
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Ectropion of Eyelid
Eye Cancer
Eye Infections
Eyelid Disorders
Glaucoma
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Hypertensive Retinopathy
Iridocyclitis
Lacrimal Gland Disorder
Macular or Retinal Edema
Migraine
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Nearsightedness
Ocular Hypertension
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
Retinal Cysts
Retinal Dystrophy
Retinal Hemorrhage
Retinal Ischemia
Retinal Neovascularization
Retinal Telangiectasia
Retinoschisis
Senile Cataracts
Stye
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Tear Duct Disorders
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
Visual Field Defects
Vitreous Hemorrhage
Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
Vitreoretinal Surgery
Accommodation Disorders
Acute Endophthalmitis
Anisocoria
Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Anterior Scleritis
Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
Astigmatism
Autoimmune Diseases
Bell's Palsy
Benign Tumor
Blind Hypotensive Eye
Blocked Tear Duct
Brain Disorders
Chorioretinitis
Choroidal Hemorrhage Rupture
Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
Chronic Endophthalmitis
Color Blindness
Conjunctival Hemorrhage
Contusion of the Eyeball
Convergence Insufficiency
Corneal Diseases
Corneal Erosion
Corneal Ulcer
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
Diplopia
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Dislocation of Lens
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
Endophthalmitis
Episcleritis Periodica Fugax
Esotropia
Exotropia
Eye Melanoma
Eye Pain
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Eyelid Spasm
Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
Foreign Body in Eye
Foveal and Macular Hypoplasia
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
Headache
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Herpetic Keratitis
Hypertropia
Hyphema
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Hypopyon
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Hypotony of Eye
Hypotropia
Iris Ciliary Degeneration
Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Juvenile Macular Degeneration
Keratitis
Keratoconus
Lazy Eye
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Magnetic Retained Intraocular Foreign Body
Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
Non-Magnetic Retained Intraocular Foreign Body
Nystagmus
Ophthalmoplegic Migraine
Optic Neuritis
Panophthalmitis
Paralytic Strabismus
Pars Planitis
Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
Posterior Scleritis
Posterior Uveitis
Presbyopia
Pterygium
Purulent Endophthalmitis
Retina Diseases
Retinal Hemangioma
Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
Serous Detachment Retina
Solar Retinopathy
Staphyloma Posticum
Strabismus
Trichiasis
Vascular Disease
B-Scan Ultrasound
Cataract Removal Surgery
Cornea Surgery
Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
Eye Examination
Eye Surgery
Farnsworth Lantern Test
Foreign Body Removal from Eye
Ocular Prosthetics
Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
Repair of Eye Laceration
Vision Screening
Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
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    Specialties*
    • Ophthalmology

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    Years of Experience
    • 26 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Chinese
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    NPI Number
    • 1962432260
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Associated Retinal Consultants At Beaumont Hospital
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • Wilmer Eye Inst-Johns Hopkins
    Residency
    Internship
    • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Ophthalmology
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    Dr. Lai has seen patients for Degenerative Disorders of Globe, Progressive High Myopia and Macular Hole, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Lai on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

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