Waldorf retina specialist
If you are having vision problems, you can do no better than to see one of our ophthalmologists at The Retina Group of Washington. At our esteemed retinal care practice, we had 27 expert ophthalmologists on staff, many of whom specialize in different areas of ophthalmologic care. Our Waldorf retina specialist can provide you with necessary eye surgery, including cryotherapy to fix a detached retina.
If you have a sudden increase in the number of floaters in your eyes, or are experiencing flashing lights, or feel that you have a dark curtain which has covered part of your field of vision, you should visit our practice for immediate care. Our Waldorf retina specialist can fully assess your vision problem and let you know what is causing the exact vision problem you are experiencing; you will also be told which type of vision care you will need. If you have a retina which is torn, cryopexy, a form of cryotherapy, will freeze the area around the retinal tear. This will seal the retinal break, and keep future problems from occurring due to a retinal tear. This treatment is used by our eye surgeon when there is a large amount of blood in your eye, and the laser treatment that we generally use cannot effectively reach the retina. If you have a retinal break, and it is promptly found, both of these treatments are considered to be highly effective to avoid a retinal detachment. Our patients can receive either of these procedures, either cryopexy or laser treatment of retinal tears, at all of our Retina Group of Washington offices. Whenever you experience problems that can be symptoms of a retinal tear, it is important that you make an appointment to come in and see our eye doctor immediately for prompt diagnosis and treatment, if necessary.
For an appointment to see our Waldorf retina specialist, simply contact our office today. If you think you need an immediate appointment, please let our office staff know so that they can schedule it for you.
Clinton MD Retina specialist
Disorders of the eye require highly trained specialists and advanced technology to diagnose and treat. This is especially true when the dealing with diseases of the retina, a delicate sheet of tissue that lines the back of the eye where images are focused before being sent to the brain. The Retina Group of Washington, our Clinton MD retina specialist practice is expert in diagnosing and treating disorders involving the retina as well as the rest of the eye. Our practice’s 14 offices serve Maryland, Virginia and Metro DC with state-of-the-art optical diagnostic and therapeutic equipment and technology. Our team of 22 surgeons has collectively over 200 years of experience preserving and restoring vision for our patients.
Since the retina is such a thin, delicate sheet of tissue it can tear or detach from the wall of the eye. When this occurs our Clinton MD retina specialist must repair the break in order for the eye to have something to focus the incoming images on. There are two approaches that can be used either laser therapy (heat) or cryotherapy (cold). Laser therapy uses intense light to heat the area of the tear or detachment and meld it back together. Cryotherapy uses the exact opposite condition; the procedure uses extreme cold to create an adhesive scar that seals the retina against the wall of the eye. Our doctor will first numb the eye and once it is numbed uses a freezing probe to freeze the area around the retinal tear, reattaching it to the wall of the eye. The whole procedure takes about 15 minutes and the patient feels no pain or discomfort. An eye patch will be worn for several hours after the procedure to protect the eye until the numbness wears off.
Our Clinton MD retina specialist has a choice of using either the cryotherapy or laser treatment for a retinal tear or detachment. The choice usually comes down to each doctor’s preference and experience with the particularities of the individual case. Sometimes a retinal tear can produce bleeding in the eye, which may block the laser beam from reaching the spot of the tear. Bleeding does not block cryotherapy probes, so in these cases our doctor will usually opt for the cryotherapy approach. If you are experiencing an eye problem or have a sudden change in vision please call one of our offices and have a specialist evaluate your problem.
The Retina Group of Washington
9131 Piscataway Road, Suite 500
Clinton, MD 20735-2508