Angelique Pillar, MD

Ophthalmologist & Eye Surgeon located in Frederick County, Frederick, MD

About Dr. Angelique Pillar

Board Certified Ophthalmologist & Eye Surgeon

Angelique Pillar, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist and eye surgeon at Maryland Vision Center in Frederick, Maryland. She stays up-to-date with the latest technological advancements in eye care and specializes in the use of modern diagnosis and treatment methods for cornea, external disease, and refractive and complex cataract surgeries.

Dr. Pillar graduated with a Bachelor of Science in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. She earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston, then completed her ophthalmology residency as chief resident at the University of Maryland in College Park. Dr. Pillar received advanced training in corneal and refractive surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio before joining the Maryland Vision Center. 

As the director of research, Dr. Pillar authored numerous journal articles and book chapters on the cornea and refractive surgery and received grants to present her research at multiple national scientific meetings. She continues her research with a focus on topics such as extending tissue utilization in endothelial keratoplasty, new technologies for dry eyes, and improving the quality of laser vision correction. 

Dr. Pillar is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, and the Cornea Society.

When she’s not at work, Dr. Pillar enjoys spending time with her husband and son. She stays active with tennis and running and likes to cook Thai and Turkish cuisine. She is an accomplished pianist and holds a black belt in karate.


 “I enjoy ophthalmology because it is a field in constant change.  It is very satisfying to develop new technology and surgery that has a direct benefit on patient’s quality of life.  I experience great joy watching my son grow and feel everyone deserves to enjoy their sight to the fullest.” - Dr. Pillar

Locations:

  • MD Vision Center - Frederick, MD

Presentations:

  • 2014 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO): “Choroidal Vessel Cross-Sectional Area Before and After Trabeculectomy”
  • 2015 Fall Educational Symposium, Cornea Society and Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO): “Time Between Tissue Preparation and Use On Endothelial Cell Viability in Endothelial Keratoplasty”
  • 2016 Cleveland Ophthalmologic Society (COS): “Corneal Trauma & Corneal Transplants”
  • 2016 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS): “Quality of Life and Satisfaction Among Physicians After Femtosecond Laser Vision Correction”

Publications:

  • Saeedi O, Pillar A, Jefferys J, Arora K, Friedman D, Quigley H. Change in choroidal thickness and axial length with change in intraocular pressure after trabeculectomy. British Journal of Ophthalmology. 2014 Jul;98(7):976-9.
  • Pillar AJ, Richa DC.  Treatment options for thyroid eye disease.  Current Treatment Options in Neurology. 2014 Aug;16(8):303.
  • Pillar A, Munir, WM. Post-keratorefractive surgery infections: management strategies. Current Ophthalmology Reports. 2015 Sept;3(3):139-146.
  • Pillar A, Krueger R. Advances in Refractive Surgery: June 2014 to July 2015. Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology. 2016 May;5(3):212–222.
  • Pillar A, Jeng BH, Munir WM. Positive End-Expiratory Pressure as a Risk Factor for Severe Positive Vitreous Pressure During Combined Penetrating Keratoplasty and Cataract Extraction. Cornea. 2016 Jul 20.
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Board Certified Ophthalmologist & Eye Surgeon

Angelique Pillar, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist and eye surgeon at Maryland Vision Center in Frederick, Maryland. She stays up-to-date with the latest technological advancements in eye care and specializes in the use of modern diagnosis and treatment methods for cornea, external disease, and refractive and complex cataract surgeries.

Dr. Pillar graduated with a Bachelor of Science in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. She earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston, then completed her ophthalmology residency as chief resident at the University of Maryland in College Park. Dr. Pillar received advanced training in corneal and refractive surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio before joining the Maryland Vision Center. 

As the director of research, Dr. Pillar authored numerous journal articles and book chapters on the cornea and refractive surgery and received grants to present her research at multiple national scientific meetings. She continues her research with a focus on topics such as extending tissue utilization in endothelial keratoplasty, new technologies for dry eyes, and improving the quality of laser vision correction. 

Dr. Pillar is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, and the Cornea Society.

When she’s not at work, Dr. Pillar enjoys spending time with her husband and son. She stays active with tennis and running and likes to cook Thai and Turkish cuisine. She is an accomplished pianist and holds a black belt in karate.


 “I enjoy ophthalmology because it is a field in constant change.  It is very satisfying to develop new technology and surgery that has a direct benefit on patient’s quality of life.  I experience great joy watching my son grow and feel everyone deserves to enjoy their sight to the fullest.” - Dr. Pillar

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