Eye Surgery Center
The Eye Surgery Center at Atlantic General Hospital offers specialized
treatment for multiple eye conditions. Our board-certified ophthalmologists
specialize in the prevention, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of
eye problems, diseases and injuries. Our doctors provide patients the
exceptional care they need to improve their vision and overall quality of life.
Our focus on medical/surgical skills and technology enables Atlantic General
to provide state-of-the-art cataract surgery with advanced intraocular
lens options to eliminate or reduce dependency on glasses. Our eye team,
which includes specialists from
Retina Consultants of Delmarva, also provides diagnosis and surgical treatment of diabetic eye disease,
macular degeneration and corneal disease conditions.
Request an Appointment
Contact a member of our eye surgery team at Retina Consultants of Delmarva
at 410-546-8037 to request a consultation.
Vitreous and Retinal Disease
The retina is the nerve layer along the back wall of the eye and acts
like the film of the camera, while the vitreous gel is the clear substance
in the cavity of the eye. Many diseases can affect the vitreous or retina
in turn affecting your vision. These diseases include macular degeneration,
diabetic retinopathy, macular holes, macular wrinkling or retinal detachment.
The Eye Surgery Center at AGH offers the most advanced medical and surgical
techniques for addressing disorders of the vitreous and retina.
Our Medical Staff
Catherine Smoot-Haselnus, M.D.
Medical Director – Founder of Chesapeake Eye Center Dr. Smoot-Haselnus
provides comprehensive medical and surgical eye care. She is past president
of the Maryland State Medical Society as well as the Maryland Society
of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. She is former delegate to the AMA from
Maryland. Her residency training was at Albany Medical Center in NY. Medical
Degree: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Zaaira Ahmad, M.D.
Joining Retina Consultants of Delmarva from Michigan, Dr. Ahmad specializes
in vitreous and retinal surgeries. She is a peer-reviewed published author.
She completed her residency at George Washington University in Washington,
DC and a fellowship at the Kresge Eye Institute of Wayne State University
in Detroit, MI. Medical Degree: George Washington University School of Medicine
Todd M. Bescak, D.O.
Joining Chesapeake Eye Center from Ohio, Dr. Bescak specializes in cataract
and refractive surgery. He completed his residency at Doctors Hospital,
Columbus, OH (affiliated with Ohio State University). Medical Degree:
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
John W. Butler, M.D.
Cofounder of Retina Consultants of Delmarva, Dr. Butler specializes in
vitreous and retinal surgeries. He is a peer-reviewed published author
and also serves as a clinical assistant professor of ophthalmology at
the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his residency
at the Scheie Eye Institute of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
Medical Degree: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Jason M. Yonker, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Joining Chesapeake Eye Center from Michigan, Dr. Yonker is the only fellowship-trained
glaucoma specialist on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Dr. Yonker also
provides comprehensive medical and surgical services including cataract
and refractive surgery. He is a peer-reviewed published author and has
been a professor of ophthalmology at the Kresge Eye Institute at Wayne
State University in Detroit, MI where he taught the latest cataract and
glaucoma surgical techniques. Medical Degree: West Virginia University
School of Medicine