Fredericksburg Ophthalmologist

Retina surgery in Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ophthalmologist

Fredericksburg ophthalmologist

When you need the very finest ophthalmologic care, you will want to make an appointment to be seen at The Retina Group of Washington. We are a well-established retinal care practice that is considered to be one of the leading retinal care groups in the United States. We have been providing excellent care in the area since the 1970’s. Our practice has 14 offices located around Maryland and Virginia, including our office in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Patients who come to our practice for retina surgery or to be seen by an outstanding ophthalmologist are very happy with the care they receive. When you need to be seen by a Fredericksburg ophthalmologist whom you can put total faith in, come visit us at our Fredericksburg office of The Retina Group of Washington.

Several of our ophthalmologists are based out of our Fredericksburg office. They are: Dr. T. Mark Johnson and Dr. Eric S. Lee. Whether you need retina surgery, or some other kind of ophthalmology care, you can rest assured that you receiving the finest treatment from our Fredericksburg ophthalmologist. There are currently 26 of the finest retina surgeons in our practice altogether. Although they may work out of different offices they freely consult with each other regarding case specifics. So, in effect, when you are receiving treatment by one of our ophthalmologists, your case may well be reviewed by many other of our fine surgeons.

If necessary, our Fredericksburg ophthalmologist will be able to provide you with expert retina surgery. Our in-office state-of-the art equipment is very helpful in providing full and precise diagnostics regarding your particular case. In our office we are able to use the following diagnostic equipment: digital fundus photography; fluorescent angiography; digital high-speed indocyanine angiography; optical coherence tomography; and B-scan ultrasonography. We are also able to provide a variety of in-office retinal treatments including: Avastin, Lucentis, and Macugen therapy; cryotherapy; and steroid injections. Should you need in-hospital surgery, our surgeons have privileges at all of the area major hospital and ambulatory surgery centers where retinal procedures are commonly performed. If you would like to be seen by our fine eye surgeon at our Fredericksburg location, contact us for an appointment.

1500 Dixon Street, Suite 204
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone: 540.654.5333

RGW Selects Modernizing Medicine, Inc., for EMA

Modernizing Medicine, Inc., the creator of the Electronic Medical Assistant® (EMA™), a cloud-based, iPad native, specialty-specific electronic medical record (EMR) system, announced today that The Retina Group of Washington has selected EMA Ophthalmology to replace its legacy EMR solution. Use of the highly specialized EMR system will help streamline physician workflows and improve patient care across the entire practice.
With 26 physicians working across 14 offices, The Retina Group of Washington is one of the largest and most highly respected retinal and macular practices in the country. The Retina Group of Washington is well known for its extensive experience and sub-specialty expertise of its leading physicians and surgeons. Deeply committed to the advancement of care, the group is constantly conducting cutting-edge research and administers a Fellowship program to train future ophthalmologists.
“As one of the leading retinal practices in the country, we constantly look for ways to make our physicians’ lives easier and improve care,” said Dr. Michael Rivers, current Board member at The Retina Group of Washington and head of their EMR system selection committee.
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Early Vitrectomy for Spontaneous, Fundus-Obscuring Vitreous Hemorrhage.

Melamud A1, Pham H2, Stoumbos Z2.



To examine the visual outcomes of early intervention in the setting of fundus-obscuring vitreous hemorrhage (VH) presumed to be due to posterior vitreous detachment.


Retrospective comparative case series.


All eyes that presented with a fundus-obscuring VH defined as vision of 20/400 or worse, and requiring a B-scan at presentation from 2003 – 2013, were evaluated. Eyes with any history of retinopathy; macular degeneration; recent trauma; presentation greater than two weeks after onset of symptoms; or follow-up of less than two months were excluded. The main outcome measure studied was final best-correct visual acuity (BCVA) as dependent on the time to surgery.


92 eyes met inclusion criteria with a mean follow-up of 490 days. Initial BCVA was logMAR 2.218 (Snellen equivalent 20/3000-20/4000 range 20/400- light perception); final BCVA was 0.318 (Snellen equivalent of 20/40-20/50 range 20/20 – light perception, p < 0.001). 56 patients (60.8%) had either a retinal tear or a retinal detachment. Patients who underwent surgery within 1 week had no significant improvement over all others, however a significant improvement was found when comparing early versus delayed surgery groups (p<0.05). There was a significantly increased risk of developing a macula-off retinal detachment in patients who did not undergo surgery within one week of presentation.


Early surgical intervention results in similar visual outcomes compared to a conservative approach. However, early intervention significantly reduces the incidence of severe vision loss related to macula involving retinal detachment. This study highlights the importance of close follow-up given the high risk of retinal detachment in fundus-obscuring vitreous hemorrhage.
Am J Ophthalmol. 2015 Jul 21. pii: S0002-9394(15)00449-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2015.07.025. [Epub ahead of print]

Retinal Vein Occlusion in Young Patients

The management of retinal vein occlusion (RVO) has changed dramatically over the last 3 decades since the results of the Branch Vein Occlusion Study (BVOS) and Central Vein Occlusion Study (CVOS) were published in the 1980s and 1990s.

While most patients who present with RVO are 60 years of age or older, young patients can pose particular diagnostic and treatment challenges.

In this installment of Practical Retina, current RGW retina fellow Dr. Luke Lindsell and Dr. Michael Lai from Washington, D.C., address what should be included in an appropriate diagnostic work-up for younger patients who present with RVO, provide pearls for detecting uncommon underlying systemic etiologies, and review their treatment paradigm.

You can read about it in their article entitled “Current concepts in managing retinal vein occlusion in young patients” for the July/August 2015 issue of the journal Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers & Imaging Retina.

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Source: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina July 2015 – Volume 46 · Issue 7: 695-701

Ophthalmologists in Fredericksburg

Retina Group of Washington in Fredericksburg

Welcome to Retina Group of Washington, Fredericksburg location.

At The Retina Group of Washington, we focus on the care of retinal and macular diseases, and we have assembled nationally recognized experts as well as the most advanced diagnostic and treatment technology available to give you and your vision the best results modern medicine can provide. Your vision is your most precious sense, so if it is being threatened by an eye condition, you want to find the most qualified help available to protect it.

Dr. Lee, Fredericksburg Eye Doctor

Dr. Lee, Fredericksburg Eye Doctor

Early diagnosis and treatment of vitreoretinal disease can mean the difference between great vision, good vision, and no vision after treatment. If you are experiencing the symptoms of a vitreal or retinal condition, it’s important to contact a qualified eye doctor in Fredericksburg right away. Our eye surgeons in Fredericksburg have extensive knowledge in retinal and macular diseases.

At Retina Group of Washington, we are one of the largest and most well respected retina groups in the country with 14 offices around Virginia, Maryland, and Washignton DC. We are one of a select number of practices that truly emphasizes the treatment of conditions affecting the retina and macula. Many other ophthalmologists in Virginia and from across the country trust us with cases requiring special care. Our team of retinal specialists is dedicated to patient care, and we have state of the art technology necessary to provide eye surgery for progressive eye diseases.  Our team works concurrently with your doctors to explore options for the most advanced treatment for your eye disease.

Retina Group of Washington – Fredericksburg

1500 Dixon Street, Suite 204
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone: 540.654.5333