Marcus H. Colyer, M.D.

ophthalmologist in Fairfax

Fellowship
Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center
The Retina Group of Washington

Residency
Walter Reed Army Medical Center

"It’s obviously important to have the medical expertise to detect, diagnose and treat a retinal or macular disease. It’s also critical, however, to be able to explain yourself to patients ‘in English,’ so they understand their condition and why you’ve chosen a particular course of action."

A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point—where he received a Bachelor of Science (with majors in Chemistry and Life Sciences)—Dr. Colyer went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine degree at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey. He began his post-doctoral training with a transitional internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center where he also completed his Ophthalmology residency and served as chief resident. It was at The Retina Group of Washington that he completed his fellowship in Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery.

Dr. Colyer is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and holds licenses in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. He has hospital affiliations with Washington Hospital Center, Inova Fairfax Hospital and Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, and is an Assistant Professor at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine in Bethesda, Md. He also belongs to several professional and educational organizations including the Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retinal Specialists and Society of Military Ophthalmologists.

Based primarily on his interest in the management of ocular trauma, Dr. Colyer has more than 20 publications to his credit as well as more than 30 abstracts and presentations. He has been an invited speaker nationally on the topics of endophthalmitis, ocular trauma, and complex retinal detachment repair. He is also an active reviewer for the American Journal of Ophthalmology and Archives of Ophthalmology.

Office Locations

Fairfax, VA

Recent Media Appearances & Activities/Accomplishments

Drs. Eric D. Weichel & Marcus H. Colyer Co-author Article In Ophthalmology Journal on Military Combat-Related Intraocular Foreign Body Injuries

Drs. Eric D. Weichel & Marcus H. Colyer co-authored an article in a recent issue of Ophthalmology Journal on Military Combat-Related Intraocular Foreign Body Injuries. The findings—first presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Annual Meeting—documented trauma in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Drs. Weichel, Minarcik and Colyer Author Chapter for First Edition Of Expert Techniques in Ophthalmic Surgery

Drs. Eric D. Weichel, John R. Minarcik and Marcus H. Colyer recently wrote a chapter that will be published in the first edition of Expert Techniques in Ophthalmic Surgery. The chapter, “Intraocular Foreign Body Removal,” describes how to manage and surgically repair severe eye trauma associated with a retained intraocular foreign body. The textbook is scheduled to be published sometime early in 2014.

Dr. Marcus H. Colyer Receives Prevention of Blindness Society Research Grant to Work on Retinal Microchip Project

Dr. Marcus H. Colyer has received a D.C. Prevention of Blindness Society Research Grant to work on a cutting-edge retinal microchip project that he and others on the RGW Research team will use to help restore sight for patients blinded from genetic retinal diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa.

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