The Friedenwald Eye Institute offers the complete range of eye care services, including:

  • Eye examination, evaluation and prescribing of eye glasses
  • Screening and treatment for eye diseases including cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes-related eye problems
  • Evaluation of patients with visual loss
  • Cataract diagnosis and surgery
  • Multifocal and Toric lens implants to improve vision after cataract surgery
  • Contact lens prescriptions
  • Glaucoma diagnosis and medication, laser and surgical treatments
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology to evaluate and treat double vision or diminished vision caused by strokes, tumors, MS, thyroid disease and other conditions
  • Ocular plastic surgery, including cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, tear drainage system and eye socket
  • Pediatric ophthalmology and diagnosis and treatment for children with amblyopia (lazy eye, squint) and children and adults with strabismus (crossed eyes)
  • Retina services, including diabetic retina examination and treatment; diagnosis and treatment of macular degeneration; treatment for retinal detachments
  • Cornea and External Disease/Uveitis including diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease, dry eye syndrome, cornea transplantations and episcleritis

In addition, UMMC Midtown Campus is now home to the University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology (UMCDE) which specializes in diabetes and conditions caused by diabetes, and works in partnership with the Friedenwald Eye Institute and UMEA to provide eye specialized eye care for these patients.  People with diabetes are more likely to develop glaucoma and cataracts. They are also at risk for diabetic retinopathy, which is caused by blocked or damaged blood vessels. All these eye conditions can become serious, but they are treatable when found in their early stages, making regular eye exams crucial.

Emergency Eye Care

Emergency Eye Care is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In an emergency, contact UMMC Midtown Campus Emergency Department at 410-225-8100.

Free Eye Screening Program

University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus sponsors a free community eye-screening program for adults age 55 and older. For information regarding the program, call 410-225-8223.

For more information about the services we offer or to make an appointment, call 410-225-8070. Walk-in appointments are also welcome.