Retina Surgery in Woodbridge

Conditions that Should be Treated by Retina Specialists

Gone are the days of the family doctor who diagnoses every aspect of your health. Now, there are doctors for virtually every known specialty, including, eye doctors (ophthalmologists) who perform a host of important functions — from eye exams, to prescribing medications, and doing eye surgery. But there are times when an eye problem requires further specialized care. For these situations, a retina specialist is needed.

Retina specialists are just that — experts in conditions of the retina (the layer of light-sensitive cells at the back of the eyeball that trigger nerve impulses that pass from the optic nerve to the brain) and the vitreous (the gel-like substance that helps the eye maintain its round shape). At the office of Retina Group of Washington – Virginia – Woodbridge, our skilled team of professionals will diagnose and treat a wide range of retinal and vitreous diseases using state-of-the-art equipment.

Retina doctors specialize in these conditions:

  1. Retinal detachment: Tears that occur when the vitreous pulls away from the retina. Liquid that passes through the tear and settles under the retina can separate the retina from the back wall of the eye, resulting in a retinal detachment.
  2. Diabetic retinopathy: A potentially blinding complication of diabetes that damages the retina. It occurs when tiny retinal blood vessels become damaged from diabetes and begin to leak fluid or blood, resulting in blurred vision.
  3. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD): One of the most common eye diseases treated by retina specialists. It is a condition associated with aging, and is the leading cause of blindness among people over the age of 50 in America. AMD gradually destroys sharp, central vision.
  4. Macular hole/pucker: Scar-like tissue can damage the tiny portion of the retina responsible for seeing fine details clearly.
  5. Retinal vein occlusion: A blockage of the small veins that carry blood away from the retina.
  6. Cancers of the eye: Although uncommon, cancers can affect the outer parts of the eye, such as the eyelid or the inside the eyeball.
  7. Severe eye trauma: Accidents that involve a puncture wound or foreign body being lodged in the eye run the risk of damaging the eye and/or vision.

Committed to maintaining good eye health

At the office of Retina Group of Washington – Virginia – Woodbridge, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate eye care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

Retina care in Woodbridge

Retina Care in Woodbridge

Retina specialist in Woodbridge

Your retina is a vital part of your eye, and as such you don’t want just any eye doctor to deal with any problems, conditions, or diseases affecting your retinas, but rather a specialist. And we at The Retina Group of Washington are not just any specialists. Our practice has vast experience and has been at the forefront of not only using advanced techniques, but in being a part of bringing them into use in the first place.

Many retinal issues begin silently, which is to say that they are not showing you any noticeable symptoms early on. So you cannot always count on indications to alert you, motivating you to come in for our retina care in Woodbridge. Instead, it is wise to be proactive. A retinal exam once per year is key, especially if you are age 40 or older, or you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The reason is that macular degeneration is a common eye disease that impacts the retinas and that is one of the leading causes of vision loss later in life. And diabetic retinopathy may develop due to high blood sugar. Why risk physical damage to your retinas or vision loss, either of which may be irreversible? You don’t have to with our retina care in Woodbridge. We are on the cutting edge of technology, in terms of both diagnostics and treatment. And because we continue to participate in landmark clinical trials and in the development of new therapies and treatments, you know that you’re in the best possible hands when you come to our office. You can also depend on expert pediatric retina care as well as retinal oncology as a specialty.

Reach out to our office right now to arrange a convenient appointment for our retina care in Woodbridge.

2296 Opitz Blvd Suite 330
Woodbridge, VA 22191
(844) 749-3627