Eric Areiter, M.D. — Ophthalmologist

     Dr. Areiter is a general ophthalmologist who was born and raised on Long Island, New York. He graduated cum laude with a major in Neurobiology from Cornell University before working as a researcher and scientist at Cornell for two years in the Neurobiology and Behavior department. He then earned his MD degree at the University of Virginia, and did an intern year in surgery and general medicine at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. Following this, he completed a rigorous residency program at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana where he performed among the most

surgical procedures of any resident over the past decade across every subspecialty of ophthalmology.
     Dr Areiter moved to Abilene, Texas after residency and founded a comprehensive ophthalmology department there as part of the Hendrick Medical Center hospital system, which quickly grew to be the busiest ophthalmology clinic within over a hundred miles. He has also authored many research papers and several ophthalmology textbooks, including "Principles and Practices of Ophthalmic Assisting" and "Cataracts and Cataract Surgery: Types, Risk Factors, and Treatment Options.”
He is passionate about bringing the latest in surgical and medical techniques across a range of ophthalmology subspecialties to Washington, with an emphasis on cataract and glaucoma surgery and treatment. Dr Areiter evaluates and manages a wide range of eye conditions including diabetic retinal disease and macular degeneration, plastic surgery, glaucoma, and corneal diseases among others. He performs the latest in no-stitch, small incision cataract surgery with topical anesthesia and minimal recovery times with the most advanced intraocular lenses available.