Ophthalmologist in Edgewater
Like adults, children require routine eye care. Like anyone else, children are capable of developing issues of the eye, only unlike adults the problems that can affect children are often developmental in nature. In order to ensure that your child’s eyes and eyesight are developing normally, annual eye exams can be extremely helpful. Here at The Retina Group of Washington our ophthalmologist in Edgewater can provide your child with comprehensive care as well as with specific pediatric retina care if your child develops a specific problem involving the retina.
The retina is the light sensitive tissue located at the back of the eye that is responsible for sending light signals to the brain, so that light that travels through your eyes are understood as images. Issues and diseases that affect the retina will have a direct effect on the quality of your eyesight and these sorts of issues can damage or impair vision permanently. For children, retina issues can affect them for the rest of their lives, so immediate care is absolutely necessary. Here at The Retina Group of Washington our ophthalmologist in Edgewater can offer comprehensive exams, screenings, tests and other forms of eye care if needed, especially if a certain condition is found to be present. Children are capable of developing many issues involving the retina, including retinopathy of prematurity, neonatal vitreous hemorrhage, juvenile retinal detachment, ocular trauma, traumatic retinal detachment and choroidal rupture, persistent fetal vascular syndrome, coats disease and other causes of serous retinal detachment,, cavernous hemangioma and racemose hemangioma, benign and malignant pediatric retinal tumors including retinoblastoma, retinocytoma, combined hamartoma, choroidal osteoma and choroidal nevus, retinal abnormalities and malformations associated with chromosomal/genetic syndromes and defects, optic nerve anomalies, inflammatory and infectious diseases affecting the retina and choroid in children, neovascularization of the retina and choroid, as in sickle cell disease/trait, juvenile-onset diabetes, eales disease, and much more.
To ensure that your child’s health is well cared for, visit our ophthalmologist in Edgewater here at The Retina Group of Washington today.
Bowie Eye Surgeon
Many of us take our eye health and vision for granted, not realizing that we should be taking certain measures in order to keep our eyes and vision in good shape for the future. If you have an eye and retina disease, like macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, or retinal vein occlusion, one of the best ways to preserve your vision and keep your eyes in the best health possible is to visit a Bowie eye surgeon at The Retina Group of Washington for Avastin.
Our practice has participated in many of the landmark studies of new therapies for the medical and surgical treatment of adult retinal diseases. One of these therapies in particular is Avastin, also called Bevacizumab treatment, which is an eye injection used to treat several eye and retina diseases like macular degeneration. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in people over 50 years of age in the United States. AMD is caused by the breakdown of the central portion of the retina, called the macula, which is the highly sensitive part of your eye responsible for detailed central vision that is used for reading fine print, recognizing faces, and driving your car. Avastin can also be used to treat diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, diabetic macular edema, and central retinal vein occlusion. During this therapy, your Bowie eye surgeon will dilate the pupil and then numb the eye with anesthesia. The medication is injected into the vitreous, which is the jelly-like substance in the back chamber of the eye. Avastin is administered by an injection into your eye as needed at regular intervals (about every four to six weeks). Your ophthalmologist will tell you how often you will need to receive the injection, and for how long.
It is the mission of The Retina Group of Washington to preserve, restore, and enhance your vision. If you desire clear, comfortable vision and have an eye or retina disease, then selecting an eye care practice that offers Avastin may be the solution you’ve been looking for. Healthy eyes and a healthy body go hand in hand. Call our office today for further information regarding Avastin, or to schedule a consultation with one of our Bowie eye surgeons.
The Retina Group of Washington
16901 Melford Blvd, Suite 111
Bowie, MD 20715