Alexandria Ophthalmologist

Taking care of your eye health is important, especially if you happen to be at risk for developing a certain eye related condition or if you believe that you may have one based on any sudden symptoms. Here at The Retina Group of Washington, our Alexandria ophthalmologist can provide you with the comprehensive care that you need. With routine eye health monitoring and regular treatment as needed, you can take better care of your eyes even if you happen to have macular hole or macular pucker.

The macula is part of the retina, which is the light sensitive tissue located at the back of the pupil that is coincidentally the part of the eye that transmits images to the brain. The macula itself is responsible for a person’s central fine vision. This is what allows us to see the words printed on a page or make out tiny details in an image. Macular pucker is when there is a growth of clear tissue over the macula that ends up contracting on the surface, thus causing visual distortion in the retina and adversely affecting the central vision. Macular hole, however, occurs when there is a partial or full thickness loss of tissue in the central retina. This sort of change can lead to a progressive and permanent loss of central vision, which will result in a black spot in the center of your visual field. There are several things that can increase your likelihood of developing macular pucker or macular hole including age, trauma, inflammatory conditions, retinal vein occlusions, retinal tear or detachment, or previous eye surgery. If you visit us here at The Retina Group of Washington on a regular basis for exams and testing, our Alexandria ophthalmologist can monitor your eye health and look out for the first signs of these conditions, especially if you exhibit one of the risk factors for either one.

In order to make sure that your overall eye health and vision health remain in good standing, it is important that you get the proper eye care that you need. Here at The Retina Group of Washington, our Alexandria ophthalmologist can perform whatever services you require in order to maintain your eye health, even treating macular pucker and macular hole if you need it.