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Dr. Salman Dar

Dr. Salman Dar


Board-Certified Ophthalmologist

“Our first and foremost aim is to ensure the best possible functional vision and outcomes after eye surgery”

Dr. Dar is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist with expertise in comprehensive ophthalmology, cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, refractive surgery (LASIK and PRK), and a wide range of other medical conditions of the eye. Dr. Dar has extensive experience in cataract surgery having performed thousands of micro-incision cataract surgeries, utilizing the latest laser-assisted technologies as well as years of experience with toric, multifocal, and trifocal lens implants to help reduce the need for glasses after cataract surgery. He also performs refractive laser procedures on the cornea such as LASIK and PRK. In addition to this, he is fellowship trained in Glaucoma and able to treat a wide range of glaucoma patients ranging from mild to severe cases. He performs various Glaucoma laser procedures (LPI, SLT, etc.), newer Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgeries (MIGS), and traditional filtering (Trabeculectomy) and tube shunt (Glaucoma Implant) surgeries.

Dr. Dar received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and the University of Minnesota, where he grew up in the Midwest. He then went on to perform his residency and fellowship training on the east coast at the George Washington University and Columbia University, respectively. He was awarded the prestigious honor of serving as Chief Resident during his training. Dr. Dar has taught many residents cataract surgery at Columbia University in New York, and since moving back to the greater Washington D.C. area he has continued teaching residents at the George Washington University.

Dr. Dar has numerous peer-reviewed publications in ophthalmology, such as his most recent publication in the Journal of Glaucoma. He is also an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Glaucoma Society, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Dr. Dar speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Spanish fluently. He also performs surgical mission trips abroad doing complex cataract, glaucoma and other eye surgeries in Ecuador and Guatemala. When he is not working, he enjoys traveling with his wife and family as well as playing guitar and various sports such as soccer, tennis, basketball and biking.