Lasers Prove Effective in Treating some Retinal Conditions

Retinal diseases vary widely, but most of them cause visual symptoms and can affect any part of the eye. At the office of Retina Group of Washington – Virginia – Fredericksburg, our team of highly-skilled eye specialists are well equipped to diagnose and treat conditions of the retina, helping to restore or maintain healthy vision for our patients.

Many retinal diseases share some common signs and symptoms, such as seeing “floaters,” “cobwebs” or flashes of light in your field of vision, or having blurry, distorted or even or reduced vision. All of these are warning signs that need prompt medical attention.

We can treat some common retinal conditions with a non-invasive procedure known as laser photocoagulation — where the heat of the laser works to seal the tear or destroy actively growing abnormal blood cells. The procedure can be successfully used on patients suffering from age-related macular degeneration (where the center of the retina begins to deteriorate); diabetic retinopathy (retinal damage as a result of diabetes); retinal vein occlusion (blockage of the small veins that carry blood away from the retina); retinal detachments (at the back of the eye pulls away from the layer of blood vessels that provides it with oxygen and nutrients) and certain other conditions.

After this relatively painless procedure, the surgeon may administer a topical steroid to prevent inflammation. Bed rest is usually recommended for the first few days, giving time for the eye to fully heal.

Good vision is our top priority

The main goals of retinal treatment are to stop or slow disease progression and preserve, improve or restore your vision. At the office of Retina Group of Washington – Virginia – Fredericksburg, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate eye care. For more information on our office and the many services we provide, give us a call today.

Eye Exam in Stafford

Retinal eye exams in Stafford

Eye exam in Stafford

Eye exam in Stafford

At The Retina Group of Washington, we specialize in retinal eye exams and perform cutting edge treatments, research and diagnosis of retinal problems. Our practice is one of the largest in the country, and we offer Fellowship programs in order to train those seeking to become ophthalmologists and those seeking to currently fortify their education. We have provided the best eye exam in Stafford and testing for over 30 years, with a practice comprised of a group of highly trained doctors.

All of our locations that provide an eye exam in Stafford evoke the feeling of a warm and old-fashioned doctors office, so that patients feel comfortable and at home. Between all of our doctors, we offer many years of experience and knowledge on retinal diseases. Our doctors are some of the best in the field. Some of our testing includes digital fundus photography, or retinal photography, fluorescein angiographies, high speed indocyanine angiographies and B-scan ultrasonography. Our treatment procedures can help heal a wide range of retinal problems, using therapies such as cryotherapy, laser photocoagulation, steroid injections and more. Our surgeons have access to all major hospitals in the area, where we perform retinal procedures on a regular basis and offer surgeries at convenient locations.

Some of the locations include Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland hospitals. Our eye exam in Stafford is designed to treat diabetic retinopathy, among other retinal diseases. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease, and one of the leading causes of blindness in America today. Because it damages the blood vessels in the eye, the retina may begin to swell and leak fluid. Blindness or vision loss may occur. The condition may progress slowly over time and worsen vision loss, affecting both eyes usually. Early detection of the disease can help stop the progression and help vision loss from occurring.

1500 Dixon Street, Suite 204
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
(540) 654-5333