Your retina is located at the back of your eye, and is where light is focused after entering through your cornea. It is a vital part of your vision, and there are several diseases that can affect it, and thereby threaten to damage your eyes and impair your ability to see your best. At The Retina Group of Washington, we have been adult retina specialists for over 40 years now. We are the leaders in state-of-the-art eye care, and we continue to lead and participate in studies to bring you, our valued patient, the most effective and safe methods of treatment. Our ophthalmologist in Fredericksburg is here to tend to the well-being of your retina and the macular, the small part at the center of it, so that you can enjoy good optical health now and in the future.
Diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, and ocular trauma are diseases that are linked to your retinas and macula. They can also be affected by complications of cataracts and glaucoma. And because most eye diseases, including those that commonly have an impact on the retinas, have no obvious symptoms until they reach the more advanced stages, you should be examined once per year for indications of these largely silent conditions. Our ophthalmologist in Fredericksburg uses advanced diagnostic testing and is up to date on the best and latest treatment options.
Diabetic retinopathy can cause damage to your retinal blood vessels, eventually blocking the blood flow and causing vision loss. Of course, only those with type one or type two diabetes need to be concerned about diabetic retinopathy, but it’s also true that some people have undiagnosed diabetes, so don’t let your eyes be at risk unnecessarily. Age-related macular degeneration, the most common reason for vision loss from the age 60 and up, can result in severe vision loss and the hindrance of your normal lifestyle. Our ophthalmologist in Fredericksburg will work with you to decide on the most appropriate treatments for both diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. These can include management techniques and non-invasive solutions, as well as retinal surgery, including laser treatments and microsurgery.