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