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Dr. Ragland has performed refractive surgery for more than ten years. He initially performed RK (radial keratotomy) in 1995 and completed the certification to perform PRK laser surgery in 1996. Dr. Ragland was the first surgeon in Prince George’s County, Maryland to offer LASIK to his patients in 1997 and has performed more than 3,000 laser vision correction procedures.
Dr. Ragland earned his undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Science, from the University of Akron, in Akron, Ohio. He then attended Graduate School at the Ohio State University College of Medicine majoring in Human Gross Anatomy. After one year, Dr. Ragland enrolled in The Ohio State University College of Medicine and earned the Degree of Doctor of Medicine in three years. Dr. Ragland served as Resident Surgeon at the Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia for three years before relocating to Prince George’s County, Maryland and entering private practice. Dr. Ragland is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Ragland was one of the first physicians in the Washington metropolitan area to train and teach in the field of Laser Vision Correction. He has presented laser surgery seminars to physicians at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC. He has also performed Live Surgery seminars and presented videoconferences for the Ophthalmology Section of the National Medical Association international meetings.
Dr. Ragland is a member of numerous professional societies including the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and The Maryland Medical and Chirurgical Society.