Dr. Michael M. Lai, MD, PhD


The Retina Group of Washington

600 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 320

Rockville, MD 20852 Directions

(301) 315-2198


4.9 out of 5

407 verified ratings

2 Locations

Chevy Chase, MD

5454 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 650

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

(301) 656-8100 Directions

Rockville, MD

600 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 320

Rockville, MD 20852

(301) 315-2198 Directions

407 Ratings, 299 Comments

Sep 19, 2023
Great experience ; great staff; excellent MD. Everyone is professional, welcoming, sensitive and discreet. Dr Lai is the BEST!!

Sep 16, 2023
Dr. Lai is fantastic! A perfect combination of intellect; support, professionalism, and care. Highly recommend!

Sep 15, 2023
very professional

Sep 13, 2023
Excellent !

Sep 7, 2023
Dr. Lai has been my Retinologist since May of 2009. He's an excellent doctor. He has our utmost confidence. We have recommended him to a number of friends. He's has a gentle approach & easy to talk with. I've had 3 cases of retinal tears & Dr. Lai has done an excellent job of fixing me up. My husband, Lewis, is now one of his patients as well. We are extremely grateful to Dr. Lai for all he has done for us over these past 14 years. We think the world of him. We are so very blessed to have him as our Retinologist.

Sep 6, 2023
Dr. Lai is very knowledgeable, thorough, and personable.

Aug 26, 2023
The best in every way. Diagnostics, treatment plan, execution of procedures, explanation of everything, efficient, and friendly!!!

Aug 25, 2023
Dr. Lai is professional, competent, and compassionate. He always answers every question thoroughly and never rushes an appointment. I have complete confidence that he has my best interests and eye health as his first priority.

Aug 24, 2023
very good doctor good service

Jul 28, 2023
Professional services.

Jul 21, 2023
Dr. Lai was patience, kind and understanding. He gave clear information and explanation to help me with my eye condition.

Jul 20, 2023
Great experience with Dr. and his staffs.

Jul 17, 2023
excellent physician

Jul 16, 2023
The Retina Group is a well-run practice. Everyone I encountered was friendly and helpful. Dr Lai takes the time to listen to me and to explain everything. He was very thorough in his examination and upbeat in his approach. I would recommend Dr. Lai to anyone.

Jul 15, 2023
Wonderful service

Jul 12, 2023
My visit was handled efficiently and in a friendly manner, as usual. Questions were answered, I was informed about each procedure, and my recovery from the eye shot was rapid. I am always comfortable when I come for my eye visits.

Jun 21, 2023
He was very Pleasant and polite. Very thorough.

Jun 20, 2023
As usual my visit with Dr. Lai was excellent. He and his staff are most professional and caring.

Jun 16, 2023
I was seen right away, before my scheduled appointment time. Everything went smoothly. It was a good visit.🥰

Jun 16, 2023
Dr. Lai is wonderful, patient, answers all my questions and explains everything that is going on with my eyes. I would highly recommend him.

Jun 14, 2023
Very good

Jun 6, 2023
Very thorough and answers all questions

Jun 6, 2023
The entire visit, from reception to exam to exit, was professional, informative, and welcoming. Dr. Lai took time to fully explain options and answer questions. I highly recommend his services.

May 27, 2023
Very thorough and professional. Explained everything clearly so I understood. All in all great experience.

May 26, 2023
Dr. Lai is professional, thorough, attentive, and caring. I have complete confidence in his management of my ophthalmologic health.

May 10, 2023
Excellent , very good and nice doctor . It is always a pleasure to see Dr. Lai , and I have been seeing him for several years and he is an excellent doctor. .

May 5, 2023
Dr Lai is always attentive and a good listener.He is patient and explains in detail how things are.I personally would not want anyone else

May 5, 2023
It was good to see Dr. Lai again. He is a very professional and thoughtful physician. I will continue to receive the treatment from him. I hope that my eye can be recovery soon. Thank you.

May 4, 2023
excellent experience

Apr 13, 2023
Dr Lai is excellent articulate and patient oriented. Very good experience. Thank you very much.

Apr 13, 2023
Dr. Lai has always provided exceptional care in the procedures and check ups I have had. He takes the time to listen to your questions and answers in a way you can understand.

Apr 12, 2023
Dr. Lai has provided outstanding medical care.

Apr 6, 2023
Dr Lai & his staff are very professional, nice and very helpful.

Mar 27, 2023
Dr. Lai is very professional and knowledgeable.

Mar 15, 2023
Great. Love Dr . Lai

Feb 3, 2023
I am very pleased with the result his treatment on my eye Thank u Dr.Lai .

Feb 2, 2023
As always my experience with Dr. Lai is a pleasure. Not only is he knowledgeable, but respectful, and kind to his patients. I would recommend him to anyone who needs any kind of help with there eyes.

Feb 2, 2023
Dr. Lai, as always, was professional & kind. He "fixed" my detached retina a couple of years ago, and everything's great.

Jan 25, 2023
Explained deverything well.

Jan 19, 2023
Dr. Lai provides exceptional medical eye care and has the patient’s best interest as a priority.

Jan 18, 2023
Dr. Lai is an expert Retina doctor, very experienced, professional, courtesy, prompt, knowledgeable, and caring.

Jan 14, 2023
Excellent experience with Dr Lai. He explained all aspects of my condition and was very helpful in planning my care

Jan 13, 2023
Dar. Lai is the very best. I am so very thankful to have his expertise available for my particular treatment. He has my full confidence.

Jan 9, 2023
Dr. Lai is a very caring and professional doctor. He explained everything to me each time I have an appointment with him. I couldn’t find a better specialist and a more knowledgeable one.

Jan 7, 2023
He explained everything very clearly

Dec 20, 2022
over 10years with him excelent hand on and hands on

Dec 16, 2022
Short and sweet

Dec 16, 2022
He is the best

Dec 15, 2022
Very high level of medical competence and compassion.

Dec 14, 2022
Extreme thorough. Excellent verbal support. Super professional.