Columbia retina doctor

There are a great many complex structures in the human eye that are essential to clear vision. When it comes to turning light into images of what is in front of us the retina perhaps the most important component of the eye because its light sensitive cells focus the light coming into the eyes into clear images of the outside world that then go to the brain. When something goes wrong with the retina or a disease is inflicted on a related eye structure, our Columbia retina doctor at The Retina Group of Washington has the training, experience and technology to correct the problem.

Columbia retina doctor

Among the disorders that can affect the retina and the surrounding structures include diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal detachment or retinal vein occlusion. The unfortunate thing is that many of these eye diseases often exhibit no symptoms until they have reached advanced stages with irreparable vision damage. Only a retina exam by our Columbia retina doctor can detect the early presence and development of these conditions. During a retina exam our doctor will dilate the eyes and use a special magnifier to look for signs of these conditions. If there is an indication that the disease is present our doctor may do other tests including a fluorescein or indocyanine green angiogram, which uses an injected dye in the blood system to look for leaks in the blood vessels of the retina. Another test often used during a retina exam is an ocular coherence tomography, which uses a device similar to an ultrasound to non-invasively check for diabetic macular edema.

A retina exam is not only the best way to detect diseases affecting the retina the tests involved can also pinpoint which stage the disease is in, which is crucial information to prescribe the best treatment option. Depending on the degree of advancement of the specific disease detected our Columbia retina doctor can treat the condition with medication, or using lasers to stop the leakages. Call our office for an appointment for a comprehensive examination.

21045 Retinal Ophthalmologist

21045 Retinal Ophthalmologist

Your eyes get taken for granted until or unless they malfunction. Our adult retina care here at The Retina Group of Washington is based on the fact that only with experienced, skilled, cutting edge attention can you overcome the the types of problems that can affect your retinas and either restore or maintain a high degree of eye health.

Your retinas serve a vital role in your ability to see your best. They receive light that has entered through the front of your eyes, and are instrumental to turning that light into a view-able image. It’s fair to say that without your retinas operating properly, it would be impossible for you to experience even adequate vision, let alone excellent vision. The list of possible threats to your retinal health is extensive, but among the most typical issues that our 21045 retinal ophthalmologist addresses on a regular basis are age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and either torn or detached retinas. Among the possible consequences that are related to your retinas are physical harm to the blood vessels inside them, vision loss in the center of your visual field, and blindness. Some basic symptoms that you should be on the lookout for are blurry vision, any loss of vision however minimal, and spots in your field of vision (floaters). Diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration, however, do not reveal symptoms in their early stages. As such, it is recommended that anyone over 40 or who has either been diagnosed with diabetes or is at high risk for it by tested by our 21045 retinal ophthalmologist once per year. Fortunately, we have advanced methods of treatment as part of our adult retina care, both medical and surgical.

If you have any concerns about the wellness of your eyes, or your primary care doctor or eye doctor has suggested that you see a specialist in adult retina care, reach out to our office to book an appointment to be examined by our 21045 retinal ophthalmologist.

The Retina Group of Washington
7130 Minstrel Way, Suite 120
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 997-4443

21045 Retinal Ophthalmologist

21045 Retinal Ophthalmologist

Your eyes get taken for granted until or unless they malfunction. Our adult retina care here at The Retina Group of Washington is based on the fact that only with experienced, skilled, cutting edge attention can you overcome the types of problems that can affect your retinas and either restore or maintain a high degree of eye health.

Your retinas serve a vital role in your ability to see your best. They receive light that has entered through the front of your eyes, and are instrumental to turning that light into a view-able image. It’s fair to say that without your retinas operating properly, it would be impossible for you to experience even adequate vision, let alone excellent vision. The list of possible threats to your retinal health is extensive, but among the most typical issues that our 21045 retinal ophthalmologist addresses on a regular basis are age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and either torn or detached retinas. Among the possible consequences that are related to your retinas are physical harm to the blood vessels inside them, vision loss in the center of your visual field, and blindness. Some basic symptoms that you should be on the lookout for are blurry vision, any loss of vision however minimal, and spots in your field of vision (floaters). Diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration, however, do not reveal symptoms in their early stages. As such, it is recommended that anyone over 40 or who has either been diagnosed with diabetes or is at high risk for it by tested by our 21045 retinal ophthalmologist once per year. Fortunately, we have advanced methods of treatment as part of our adult retina care, both medical and surgical.

If you have any concerns about the wellness of your eyes, or your primary care doctor or eye doctor has suggested that you see a specialist in adult retina care, reach out to our office to book an appointment to be examined by our 21045 retinal ophthalmologist.

The Retina Group of Washington
7130 Minstrel Way, Suite 120
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 997-4443