Jeremy Snow, MD
Nov 20, 2015 04:50PM ● Published by Cate Reynolds
Ever since he first peered inside an eye as a third year medical student, Dr. Snow had a longing to be an ophthalmologist. “It was so beautiful, so interesting, it was almost other-worldly; unlike anything I had been exposed to previously in medicine. I also loved that one could look inside an eye and discover information about the overall health of the patient; it was fascinating.”
Born and raised in New York City, Dr. Snow left for the bucolic beauty of the Berkshire Mountains to attend prestigious Williams College in Williamstown, MA. Dr. Snow graduated cum laude from Williams, and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society.
Dr Snow returned to New York City for his medical training, and received his M.D. degree from New York University School of Medicine. He also completed his three year ophthalmology residency at NYU, serving as a chief resident during his final year. After residency training, he completed a one year fellowship in medical retina at NYU, with extensive exposure to diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and other hereditary retinal diseases.
Dr. Snow finds that one of the most enjoyable and interesting aspects of ophthalmology is the integration of one’s overall health and its presentation in the eye. Not only are there diseases specific to the eye, such as cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration, but most any systemic disease can potentially present itself during an eye exam. “Occasionally, I’ll be able to tell a patient something about their past medical history, of which they were unaware.”
Dr. Snow recommends patients have routine complete eye exams, even if they have never had any ocular problems, as some treatable eye diseases may remain without symptoms, until later in their course. With proper diagnosis and treatment, potentially blinding conditions can be prevented. “Glaucoma is a good example of an eye disease which is usually very well controlled if diagnosed in time. It is generally a slow, painless, insidious loss of vision, initially peripherally, only affecting one’s central vision in its later stages. We have a number of different ways to evaluate the eye for detection of this potentially blinding disease, and preserving one’s vision.”
Dr. Snow has practiced in Annapolis for over 22 years. He continues to enjoy the patient interaction it provides, and his practice strives to avoid an “assembly line” approach with exams. “As a solo practitioner, it is nice to know that I, myself, examine all patients. Additionally, I perform virtually the entire exam myself, not relying on technicians. I believe patients appreciate this level of service.” He also welcomes urgent care exams and provides services for the Anne Arundel Community Health Center.
Dr. Snow is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and continues to achieve maintenance of certification through the ABO. “Ophthalmology is a wonderful medical specialty in that it often offers great satisfaction in being able to preserve and restore sight.”
Jeremy Snow, M.D.
2002 Medical Pkwy # 610
Annapolis, MD 21401