Marcus H. Colyer, M.D.
FellowshipGeorgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center
The Retina Group of Washington
ResidencyWalter 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 Herbert 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 twenty 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.
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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more