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Dr. Aziz Khanifar

Ophthalmology
Silver Spring, MD
20 years experience male

Locations

The Retina Group of Washington

Clinton, MD

Address

9131 Piscataway Road, Suite 500, Clinton, MD
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

3018566064

Insurances accepted

Medicare

The Retina Group of Washington

Silver Spring, MD

About

Bio

<i></i>I am a vitreoretinal surgeon serving the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. I care for medical and surgical disorders of the vitreous, retina, and macula including age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachment, retinal vein occlusion, diabetic retinopathy, epiretinal membrane, macular hole, and retinopathy of prematurity.

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Retinal Surgery

Doctor Q&A

16 Answers
11 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aziz Khanifar
Ophthalmology 20 years experience
Probably not: True double vision (seeing two of the exact same image) is usually only worrisome if it is present all the time. Extended visual tasks can cause eye s... Read More
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aziz Khanifar
Ophthalmology 20 years experience
Maybe: Cataract surgeons will utilize a great deal of information to decide on whether cataract surgery should be recommended, and not just one variable. The... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Aziz Khanifar
Ophthalmology 20 years experience
Probably not: The average eye pressure is between 10 and 22 and can vary during the day. In the absence of glaucoma, 18 should be fine.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aziz Khanifar
Ophthalmology 20 years experience
It depends: The duration of floaters associated with a retinal tear can vary greatly from patient to patient. While a large proportion of the floaters will likely... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aziz Khanifar
Ophthalmology 20 years experience
Maybe: Reddish discoloration of the eyes is common in upper respiratory infections, and may not always be associated with a viral conjunctivitis (commonly ca... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aziz Khanifar
Ophthalmology 20 years experience
Please see your doc: Each of these are concerning symptoms. Please be evaluated by your primary care doctor today.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aziz Khanifar
Ophthalmology 20 years experience
Possibly: Areas of non-perfusion can lead to neovascularization which can then lead to retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, and glaucoma. Laser applied to a... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aziz Khanifar
Ophthalmology 20 years experience
No : Lattice degeneration refers to areas of thinning, usually in the peripheral retina. Sometimes retinal holes or tears develop in association with latti... Read More
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aziz Khanifar
Ophthalmology 20 years experience
No: The order does not matter. If all drops are to be taken at the same time of day, make nature you wait a little between drops to ensure they don't rins... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aziz Khanifar
Ophthalmology 20 years experience
Yes: Hyphema is blood in the space between the cornea and lens (called the anterior chamber). Blood in this location will prevent light from focusing on th... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aziz Khanifar
Ophthalmology 20 years experience
No: Curved, wavy lines moving in your vision are likely to be floaters, and if not a new symptom, are likely to be completely benign. New onset floaters, ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Aziz Khanifar
Ophthalmology 20 years experience
Depends: If the crossing is happening all the time or if you feel that the baby is not seeing well, please have the baby evaluated by the pediatrician who may ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aziz Khanifar
Ophthalmology 20 years experience
See an eye MD: Seeing lights flashing could be a sign of a retinal tear which could lead to a retinal detachment and vision loss. Retinal tears are typically associa... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aziz Khanifar
Ophthalmology 20 years experience
Depends: High myopes can have the vitreous detach early in life. As the vitreous detaches, some patients can actually see the back of the vitreous moving in th... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aziz Khanifar
Ophthalmology 20 years experience
Should be examined: Floaters can be a sign of a retinal tear, especially if they are numerous, associated with flashing lights, and noticed suddenly. If untreated, this c... Read More
A 84-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aziz Khanifar
Ophthalmology 20 years experience
Call your eye MD: The surgeon wants to know when there is unexpected eye pain following surgery. The eye pressure could be elevated and this would need to be addressed.... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Khanifar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Khanifar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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thank you for taking the time to answer w/ your advice.UR appreciated
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, CA
Graduated 2002MD

Medical/Graduate school

Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, CA
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

Vanderbilt Eye Institute

Awards

Paul Kayser International Travel Scholar Award, Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology

Affiliations

American Society of Retina Specialists, Member
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmogy, Member
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