Dulaney Eye Institute is a state-of-the-art surgery center designed, equipped, and staffed exclusively for outpatient surgery. Dulaney Eye Institute exceeds the highest standards required by the state of Maryland and maintains accreditation with the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Dulaney Eye Institute provides greater conveniences and care in a more relaxed atmosphere than a hospital setting.

Dulaney Eye Institute has been designed with your privacy, safety, and comfort in mind. We recognize that time away from your family and job is an inconvenience. Our waiting room is a comfortable space for your family and friends. Our fully-equipped operating rooms allow us to minimize your time at our facility while providing the latest surgical technology to your surgeon.

Outpatient surgery typically allows patients to be discharged within 30 minutes after surgery to recuperate in the comfort of their own home. DEI specializes in Ophthalmic Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC).

The Highest Quality Surgical Facilities

Dulaney Eye Institute includes four operating rooms, a laser suite, two sub sterile rooms, multiple pre-operative and recovery suites, and a comfortable reception area for patients and family members. In addition to cataract surgery, our center performs eye muscle, cornea, eyelid, glaucoma, retina, and other facial surgeries.


Dulaney Eye Institute is classified as Medicare Certified, ensuring that our patients receive the highest quality level of surgical services. The surgery center is licensed by the state of Maryland and is also accredited by the
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). The AAAHC is the leader in developing standards to advance and promote patient safety, quality, and value for ambulatory health care, through peer-based accreditation processes, education, and research. Accreditation is ultimately awarded to organizations that are found to be in compliance with the Accreditation Association standards. The AAAHC Accreditation means that Dulaney Eye Institute follows rigorous and nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by the AAAHC. Organizations seeking this accreditation are required to undergo an extensive on-site, peer-based survey of their facilities and services. Not all ambulatory health care organizations seek this accreditation and not all seeking the accreditation are granted it; however, Dulaney Eye Institute commitment to the highest quality patient care is evidenced by their drive to pursue this status.