Your retina, which is located at the back of your eye; and which is responsible for translating the light that is directed to it from your cornea into a view-able image, is subject to eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. It can also become torn or detached. At the Retina Group of Washington, you know you are dealing with specialists. And in addition to the expertise and experience of our Edgewater eye doctor in dealing with retinas, we are also proud to have the most advanced and up-to-date diagnostic equipment. And that is something that you can feel assured about when you come in for our retinal eye testing.
Common eye diseases, including those that affect the retina, share one essential trait: they do not have any noticeable symptoms during their early stages. As a result, they can form and progress without any identifying signs. And by the time you do become aware, it is usually because the disease has become advanced, causing you to suffer some degree of vision loss, damage to your eyes, or both. The impact of eye disease may not be reversible. And that’s a big reason why you should commit to a yearly examination done by our Edgewater eye doctor. Any signs of retinal disease will be detected in a timely manner. And that will greatly increase the odds of a positive outcome. But retinal eye testing is also done when you arrive with complaints of experiencing symptoms. Some of the conditions that are addressed here by our Edgewater eye doctor include macular holes, puckers, and edema; complications of cataracts, glaucoma, or eye surgery; eye trauma; other forms of retinopathy, such as sickle cell and central serous; and uveitis, among others.
To schedule either a routine yearly exam, or one to evaluate existing symptoms, just call our office.