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Dertad Manguikian, M.D.

Dertad Manguikian, M.D.

Dr. Dertad Manguikian is the Founder of Fairfax Eye Associates, established in 1975. As an Ophthalmologist, Dr. Manguikian has dedicated his life to the restoration and preservation of vision. He has performed over 20,000 ophthalmic surgeries during his career and is known by his patients and the community as a talented, compassionate, and family oriented physician. He was a pioneer in bringing modern phacoemulsification cataract surgery to the Northern Virginia area. Dr. Manguikian practices comprehensive ophthalmology and specializes in advanced cataract and glaucoma surgery.

Dr. Manguikian earned both his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. He continued his training with an internship and residency in Ophthalmology at the American University Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon. Dr. Manguikian then completed a fellowship in Glaucoma at University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. He is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and has achieved Life Status membership from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Alex D. Manguikian, M.D., Ph.D.

Alex D. Manguikian, M.D., Ph.D

Dr. Alex Manguikian joined Fairfax Eye Associates in July 2013. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He completed his medical internship performed jointly at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and Inova Fairfax Hospital, in Falls Church, Virginia. Dr. Manguikian performed his ophthalmology residency training at the Flaum Eye Institute of the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York.

Dr. Manguikian practices comprehensive ophthalmology and specializes in advanced cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, and eyelid plastic surgery. Throughout his medical training and career, Dr. Manguikian has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including the prestigious John C. Forbes Award for Excellence in Biochemistry and the Sidney S. Negus Award for Excellence in Biochemistry, both from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has also served as a presenter at numerous scientific seminars and symposia around the country. Dr. Manguikian is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery.