Mark L. Gonzalez, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (972 reviews)

Specialities: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Languages: Spanish, English

(301) 464-2864

About me

Mark Gonzalez, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist. He has expertise in comprehensive ophthalmology, cataract surgery, LASIK, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease and other medical conditions of the eye. He also provides routine eye exams for glasses and contact lenses.
Dr. Gonzalez has a special interest and expertise in refractive cataract surgery. This involves the use of premium Intraocular lenses in order to eliminate or greatly reduce the need for glasses after cataract surgery. Additionally he offers laser assisted cataract surgery, a state-of-the-art and potentially safer alternative to traditional cataract surgery.
Dr. Gonzalez has been instrumental in bringing the latest technology and innovation to MedStar Eye Institute. One such innovation is minimally-invasive glaucoma surgery, an alternative to traditional glaucoma surgery that can be performed at the same time as cataract surgery and affords less risk to the patient than traditional glaucoma surgery.
Dr Gonzalez is constantly updating his techniques and instrumentations in order to provide patients with the most accurate and optimal results. He also works with ophthalmology residents at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and participates in Grand Rounds at various MedStar Health hospitals.
Dr. Gonzalez sees patients at MedStar Eye Institute in Bowie, Silver Spring, and at the MedStar Health Medical Center in Leisure World.
In his spare time, Dr. Gonzalez enjoys spending time with his wife and their two kids. He is also an avid golfer and enjoys expanding his culinary skills.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Cataract
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Dry Eyes
  • Glaucoma
  • Inflammation Of The Eyelid
  • Iritis
  • Pterygium
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Pupil Function
  • Abnormalities Of The Eyes
  • Absence Of Eye
  • Accommodation
  • Acute Inflammation Of Orbit
  • Agenesis Of Eye
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Alternating Hyperphoria
  • Aniseikonia
  • Anisocoria
  • Anisometropia
  • Anterior Segment Diseases
  • Anterior Uveitis
  • Anterior Uveitis In Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Aphakia
  • Aphakic Bullous Keratopathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Conjunctiva
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Blepharospasm
  • Blind In One Eye
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Blood Clot In Eye
  • Blood In Eye
  • Blurred Vision
  • Buphthalmos
  • Cataract
  • Choroidal Neovascularization
  • Chronic Conjunctivitis
  • Ciliary Body Degeneration
  • Closed Angle Glaucoma
  • Color Blindness
  • Complications Of Lasik
  • Congenital Cranial Nerve 7 Palsy
  • Conjunctival Burn
  • Conjunctival Concretion
  • Conjunctival Cyst
  • Conjunctival Deposit
  • Conjunctival Edema
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Conjunctival Hyperemia
  • Conjunctival Injury
  • Conjunctival Pigmentation
  • Conjunctival Scar
  • Conjunctival Vascular Abnormalities
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Contact Blepharoconjunctivitis
  • Contact Lens Induced Corneal Edema
  • Contact Lens Infections
  • Contact Lens Related Problems
  • Contusion Of Eye
  • Corneal And Conjunctival Tumors
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Infectious Diseases
  • Cortical Visual Impairment
  • Cyst Of Eyelid
  • Cytomegaloviral Retinitis
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disorders Of Iris And Ciliary Body
  • Disorders Of The Vitreous
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectopia Lentis
  • Ectropion
  • Edema Of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Epiretinal Membrane
  • Esotropia
  • Excessive Tearing
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Complications Of Wegener
  • Eye Inflammation
  • Eye Lesions
  • Eye Nevus
  • Eye Pain
  • Eyelid Abscess
  • Eyelid Bump
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Itching
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Eyelid Malposition
  • Eyelid Trauma
  • Eyelid Tumors
  • Failed Vision Screening
  • Family History Of Glaucoma
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Floppy Eyelid Syndrome
  • Foreign Body Conjunctiva
  • Foreign Body Conjunctival Sac
  • Foreign Body Cornea
  • Foreign Body Eye
  • Foreign Body Eyelid
  • Fuchs Dystrophy
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery Complications
  • Glaucoma Suspects
  • Granuloma Of Conjunctiva
  • Graves Disease
  • Growth On Eye
  • Hemorrhage Of Eyelid
  • Hemorrhagic Conjunctivitis
  • Hereditary Eye Diseases
  • Herpes Simplex Dermatitis Of The Eyelid
  • Herpes Simplex Eye Infections
  • Herpes Simplex With Ophthalmic Complication
  • Herpes Zoster Dermatitis Of Eyelid
  • Herpes Zoster Eye Infections
  • Herpes Zoster Keratoconjunctivitis
  • Hypersecretion Glaucoma
  • Hypertelorism
  • Idiopathic Orbital Inflammatory Disease
  • Inclusion Conjunctivitis
  • Infectious Retinitis
  • Infectious Uveitis
  • Inflammation Of The Eyelid
  • Intermediate Uveitis
  • Intraocular Tumors
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Iridoschisis
  • Iritis
  • Juvenile Cataract
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconjunctivitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Laceration Of Eye
  • Laceration Of Eyelid
  • Lacrimal System Trauma
  • Legal Blindness
  • Lupus Eye Conditions
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Hole
  • Melanoma Of Eye
  • Microphthalmos
  • Myopia
  • Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction
  • Neovascular Glaucoma
  • Neurotrophic Keratoconjunctivitis
  • Neurotrophic Keratopathy
  • Night Blindness
  • Non Senile Cataract
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Allergies
  • Ocular Growth
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Infectious Diseases
  • Ocular Inflammatory Diseases
  • Ocular Oncology
  • Ocular Rosacea
  • Ocular Surface Diseases
  • Old Partial Retinal Detachment
  • Open Angle Glaucoma
  • Open Wound Of Eye
  • Ophthalmic Trauma
  • Optic Nerve Disease
  • Optic Nerve Injury
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Optic Neve Hypoplasia
  • Orbit Cancer
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Orbital Fractures
  • Orbital Inflammatory Syndromes
  • Orbital Tumors
  • Papilledema
  • Parasitic Conjunctivitis
  • Pars Planitis
  • Peripheral Vision Loss
  • Phacolytic Glaucoma
  • Phlyctenular Keratoconjunctivitis
  • Photophobia
  • Pigmentary Glaucoma
  • Presbyopia
  • Presumed Ocular Histoplasmosis Syndrome
  • Primary Congenital Glaucoma
  • Pseudoexfoliation Glaucoma
  • Pseudomembranous Conjunctivitis
  • Pseudophakia
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Pterygium
  • Punctal Stenosis
  • Red Eye
  • Refraction For Eyeglasses
  • Refractive Amblyopia
  • Refractive Errors
  • Retinal And Choroidal Tumors
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vascular Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Rosacea Of The Eye
  • Rubeosis Iridis
  • Ruptured Vessel Of Eye
  • Scleritis
  • Senile Cataract
  • Sensitivity To Light
  • Shingles Of The Eye
  • Sjogrens
  • Sports Related Eye Injury
  • Stargardt Macular Degeneration
  • Steroid Induced Glaucoma
  • Stevens Johnson Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Sudden Vision Loss
  • Superficial Injury Of Cornea
  • Traumatic Cataract
  • Traumatic Glaucoma
  • Unable To Close Eyes
  • Unexplained Tearing
  • Unexplained Vision Loss
  • Usher Syndrome
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis Rheumatoid Arthritis Syndrome
  • Viral Conjunctivitis
  • Viral Retinitis
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Changes
  • Visual Discomfort
  • Visual Disturbance
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Visual Impairment
  • Vitreoretinal Disorders
  • Weakness Of Eye Closure
  • Xerophthalmia
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Procedures I perform

  • Accommodating Lens Implant
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Arterial Biopsy
  • Aspheric Intraocular Lens Implant
  • Astigmatism Lenses
  • Cataract Removal
  • Cataract Screening
  • Complex Cataract Surgery
  • Conjunctival Biopsy
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Contact Lenses
  • Corneal Surgery
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Diode Laser Cyclophotocoagulation
  • Electroretinogram
  • Emergency Ophthalmology
  • Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Examination Of Eyes
  • Eye Health
  • Free Graft To Conjunctiva
  • General Eye Care
  • Glaucoma Procedures
  • Glaucoma Screening
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Implant Lens
  • Intraocular Lenses
  • Iridectomy
  • Iridotomy
  • Iris Surgery
  • Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Vision Correction
  • Lysis Of Adhesions Of Conjunctiva And Eyelid
  • Macular Degeneration Screening
  • Microsurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery Migs
  • Monofocal Intraocular Lens Implant
  • Monovision
  • Multifocal Lens Implant
  • Multifocal Lenses
  • No Stitch Cataract Surgery
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Post Cataract Laser Surgery
  • Premium Intraocular Lens Implant
  • Premium Lens
  • Prescription Eyeglasses
  • Prescription Lenses
  • Prosthetic Eye
  • Prosthetic Replacement Of The Ocular Surface Ecosystem
  • Punctal Plugs For Dry Eyes
  • Pupilloplasty
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Replacement Of Contact Lens
  • Retina And Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Imaging
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Soft And Hard Contact Lens Exams
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • Toric Intraocular Lens Implant
  • Toric Lenses
  • Vision Testing And Screening In Young Children
  • Visual Electrophysiology
  • Visual Field Testing
  • Work Related Vision Screening
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Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20010

301-464-1192

Fax 301-464-2864

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4000 Mitchellville Road
Bowie, MD, 20716

301-464-1192

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3305 North Leisure World Boulevard
Silver Spring, MD, 20906

301-598-1590

Fax 301-598-1596

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8630 Fenton Street
Silver Spring, MD, 20910

301-565-0222

Fax 301-585-9050

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106 Irving Street Northwest
Pob South 420
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-8550

Fax 202-877-8544

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Fax 202-877-8544

Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology

Residency Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2007)

Internship Program: Mercy Medical Center (2004)

Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine (2003)

Hospital affiliations

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.9
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.9
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.8
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.8
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.8
  • Aug 26, 2021

    Physician could notate any patient requests not addressed and revisit the concern with patient during next or subsequent visit(s)

  • Aug 25, 2021

    I would, and have, recommended Dr. Gonzalez for years. The issue I have is that means subjecting someone to MedStar's very unfriendly process before they can get to the medical practice.

  • Aug 19, 2021

    Very satisfied.