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Changing the way people see the world.

Leaders in the Treatment of Retinal Diseases

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National Retina Institute is committed to inclusion and diversity. We believe today more than ever; it isn’t speaking the words, but starts with a culture of service and listening.

For over 32 years, our goal has always been to provide quality care to everyone in Baltimore. National Retina is committed to doing our part in protecting sight with a pledge to serve all and do so equally, without prejudice. We support and defend the right to safe, caring, and equal treatment for all in our practice: patients and teammates.

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Why Choose
National Retina Institute?

We Put Our Patients First

Our eye surgeons are AAO board certified and take the time to listen to our patients. We specifically focus on:

  • Taking the time to listen to your concerns
  • Clearly communicating all treatment options and care provided
  • Offering you access to breakthrough treatments and clinical trials
  • Caring for you in the convenience and comfort of a community office close to home
  • Working in partnership with you and your referring physician
Fellowship Trained Retina Specialists

The Retina Specialists of The National Retina Institute provide highly specialized diagnosis and treatment of complex disorders related to the retina, the vitreous and the macula.

Serving the Greater Baltimore Area

“In our society, if you lose your sight, you lose your independence.”
Dr. Bert M. Glaser was an internationally respected retina surgeon who practiced for over 35 years. After devoting ten years as Professor of Ophthalmology and Vitreoretinal Surgery and as Director for the Center for Vitreoretinal Research at The Wilmer Eye Institute of The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Dr. Glaser established his own retina treatment center, which evolved into The National Retina Institute. Under Dr. Glaser’s direction, NRI became one of the most preeminent retina research and treatment centers in the world.


NRI Utilizes State-of-the-Art Technology, Including the use of:

  • NAVILAS Navigated Retina Laser System
  • Fluorescein Angiography (FA)
  • Indocyanine Green Angiography (ICG)
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  • Fundus Photography
  • Electroretinogram (ERG)
  • B-Scan ultrasonography

Our Locations


6325 Woodside Court
Suite 125
Columbia, Maryland 21046

(410) 919-4455
Fax: (410) 339-7326
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 5:00pm
On Call 24/7 (410) 919-4455

Owings Mills

21 Crossroads Drive
Suite 425
Owings Mills, MD 21117

(410) 337-4500
Fax: (410) 339-7326
Mon-Fri: 8am-4:30pm
On Call 24/7 (410) 337-4500


5420 Olney Laytonsville Road
Olney, MD 20832

(410) 919-4455
Fax: (410) 339-7326
Mon-Fri: 8am-4:30pm
On Call 24/7 (410) 337-4500