Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Georgetown University
- Cataract Surgery
- Pterygium Surgery
- Cornea and External Diseases
- Cornea Transplant
- Refractive Surgery
- General Ophthalmology
Dr. J. Alberto Martinez is a board-certified ophthalmologist with fellowship training in Cornea and External Diseases. His peers have consistently elected him as a “Top Doctor” since his first year of practice. He is nationally and internationally recognized as a leader in corneal, cataract, refractive, and pterygium surgery. Dr. Martinez participated in the initial studies that led to the FDA approval of LASIK. He has been honored as “Teacher of the Year” unanimously by the residents at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC.
After 20 years in practice, Dr. Martinez has performed more than 15,000 procedures including cataract, cornea transplant, complex reconstruction of the eye and LASIK. LenSx® femtosecond laser, the greatest technological advance in laser cataract surgery for the past 20 years, became available in 2011, and Dr. Martinez is one of the very few surgeons in the mid-Atlantic region who have access to this technology. In addition, he is one of even fewer surgeons who have used more than one laser platform. Recently, based on largescale evidence-based clinical findings of his own patients, he changed to the Catalys® femtosecond laser for laser-assisted cataract surgery. He has performed over 400 laser-assisted cataract surgeries with a success rate of approximately 99%, resulting in a more accurate, gentler and safer surgery. Complications have been minor and easily solved.
Additionally, he has performed more than 10,000 pterygiectomies, with an astoundingly low recurrence rate of 0.8%. This is one of the largest volume of pterygium surgeries and lowest recurrence rates, placing Dr. Martinez as a pterygium “Top Surgeon” internationally. Dr. Martinez has been invited both locally and internationally to share his expertise regarding pterygium.
Board-Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology
Medical School: Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Internship: Internal Medicine, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX
Fellowship: Cornea and External Diseases, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
B.S.: Summa Cum Laude, American University, Washington, DC
Dr. Martinez in a long-time resident of Montgomery County, where he serves on several boards, including the Lions Club and the Board of Directors at Strathmore. He is also the founder and president of the Visionary Foundation, a nonprofit organization that focuses on eye surgical missions to impoverished countries.
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