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Philip H. Scharper, Jr., MD

Philip Scharper, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist who grew up in Lutherville, Maryland. He went to Loyola High School and Loyola College, finishing with a degree in Business Administration. Following a post-baccalaureate year of premedical courses at Goucher College, Dr. Scharper completed his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

He spent a year in Honolulu, Hawaii completing a transitional internship with both internal medicine and general surgery training, where he was awarded Intern of the Year. He did his ophthalmology residency at the Georgetown University/Washington Hospital program, and then spent three years in Birmingham, Alabama for his training in vitreoretinal surgery.

Dr. Scharper specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases of the retina, including diabetic retinopathy, macular holes and pucker, retinal detachments and macular degeneration. His particular interests are complicated retinal detachment and diabetic retinopathy cases. His research interests are in proliferative vitreoretinopathy prevention, retinal detachment prevention, and combination treatments for both macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

Dr. Scharper has professional memberships with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the American Society of Ocular Trauma, the Helen Keller Foundation for Research and Education, and with MedChi, a Maryland physician association.