Belcara Health Ophthalmology offers the most technologically advanced treatments and procedures in ophthalmology available today. Lead by Dr. Richard Adler, our experienced staff in Baltimore, Maryland, is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to help our patients achieve their goals of vision clarity and comfort. Dr. Adler is a board certified Ophthalmologist and a member of several prestigious medical organizations. He trained at top tier institutions, including University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and has over 20 years of experience in patient care.
At Belcara Health Ophthalmology, we use state of the art equipment and advanced techniques to give you the comfort and vision results you want. In addition to routine eye exams and prescriptions for eyeglasses and contact lenses, we provide services to treat a range of eye conditions, including LASIK Laser Vision Correction, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetic Eye, Dry Eye, Refractive Lens Exchange and Macular Degeneration. Dr. Adler is a nationally recognized innovator in Dry Eye treatment and is frequently invited to speak throughout the country on his groundbreaking advancements for this common eye condition. But most importantly, Dr. Adler is known for his kind and gentle manner and for providing excellent results for his patients
We are committed to developing lifelong relationships with our patients. Belcara Health was designed with the safety, comfort, convenience and care of our patients in mind. Each staff member takes great pride in providing patients with exceptional personal attention. Our goal is for every patient to leave our practice feeling appreciated, well cared for and looking forward to their return visit to our Baltimore, Maryland, center.
Same-day appointments are available for urgent ophthalmology issues. As our patient, we make sure you have access to your doctor, when you need it. Because we value you and your time, we take great care to stay on schedule and honor appointments on time.
Comprehensive Eye Care*
Early detection of eye diseases is critical to save your vision and keep your eyes feeling healthy and normal. Dr. Adler has decades of experience and expertise in providing the comprehensive eye care you need to prevent, diagnose and treat common eye diseases. At Belcara Health, we use advanced technology to examine your eyes and detect any irregularities, including: cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, dry eye, and vision issues. These conditions are often painless, so it is very important to have regular eye exams.
Dry Eye syndrome is a common condition in which inflammation and inadequate tear productions cause the eyes to feel dry, fatigued and irritated. There are numerous factors that can lead to dry eye syndrome, including age, environmental conditions and diseases – and if left untreated, it can cause permanent damage and vision impairment. Belcara Health offers a groundbreaking, advanced treatment using IPL (Intense Pulse Light) technology. Dr. Adler is a pioneer of this technique, which is painless and highly successful.
LASIK is a procedure that uses laser technology to restore clear vision. It is a highly popular procedure for correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatisms. It is important to have a thorough diagnostic exam to ensure your eyes meet the criteria for this treatment. Dr. Adler has the experience, skill and technology to accurately assess your eyes and correct your vision using this proven, effective procedure.
Glaucoma is an eye disease in which there is a buildup of pressure within your eyes, causing damage to the optic nerve and, if left untreated, can lead to permanent vision loss. The most common form of this disease progresses slowly and painlessly, so regular exams are critical. Glaucoma can be treated in multiple ways, including eye drops, medicine, traditional surgery and laser surgery. Dr. Adler will create a customized treatment plan to preserve your vision and restore eye health.
Diabetes can cause a variety of eye conditions, including: cataracts, glaucoma and retinopathy, which is a common in diabetic patients. Retinopathy is damage to the blood vessels of the retina. Dr. Adler uses advanced laser technology and techniques to treat this condition, helping patients alleviate pain and maintain their sight.
Macular degeneration results from the deterioration of the central portion of the retina and causes the loss of vision in the center of the visual field. Risk factors include family history, smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and having light eye color. There are 2 forms of this condition: “dry” and “wet.” Unfortunately, there is no cure for dry macular degeneration at this time. Wet macular degeneration, which is much more common, can be addressed with a variety of treatments that will improve your sight to varying degrees and prevent the condition from worsening. Options include medications, laser procedures, photodynamic therapies and vitamins.
Cataracts are a progressive eye disease in which the clear lens of your eye becomes cloudy and impairs vision. Cataract surgery will replace your cloudy lens with lens implants and restore clear vision. There are multiple lens implant options available, so Dr. Adler will work with you to select the right ones for you.
Refractive Lens Exchange*
Refractive Lens Exchange corrects your vision by removing your natural eye lens and replacing it with a “bionic” lens. This procedure also corrects Presbyopia, which is the aging of the eye that causes the need for reading glasses. Refractive lens exchange is becoming increasingly popular for people over 40 years old who don’t want to be dependent on glasses or contact lenses. An added benefit is that it eliminates the need for cataract surgery in the future.