Top Retinal Ophthalmologist In Alexandria

Drs.  Reginald J. Sanders and William F. Deegan were selected by their colleagues in the medical field as “Top Doctors” in Ophthalmology as part of the 2015 “Top Doctors” published in the September issue of Washingtonian.  The bi-annual survey,  conducted for the first time online, solicited nominations from more than 12,000 physicians throughout D.C., Maryland and Virginia.  The list is designed to help readers find the best medical care in their communities, including primary care doctors and those specialists whom patients choose for themselves.

Early Vitrectomy for Spontaneous, Fundus-Obscuring Vitreous Hemorrhage.

Melamud A1, Pham H2, Stoumbos Z2.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To examine the visual outcomes of early intervention in the setting of fundus-obscuring vitreous hemorrhage (VH) presumed to be due to posterior vitreous detachment.

DESIGN:

Retrospective comparative case series.

METHODS:

All eyes that presented with a fundus-obscuring VH defined as vision of 20/400 or worse, and requiring a B-scan at presentation from 2003 – 2013, were evaluated. Eyes with any history of retinopathy; macular degeneration; recent trauma; presentation greater than two weeks after onset of symptoms; or follow-up of less than two months were excluded. The main outcome measure studied was final best-correct visual acuity (BCVA) as dependent on the time to surgery.

RESULTS:

92 eyes met inclusion criteria with a mean follow-up of 490 days. Initial BCVA was logMAR 2.218 (Snellen equivalent 20/3000-20/4000 range 20/400- light perception); final BCVA was 0.318 (Snellen equivalent of 20/40-20/50 range 20/20 – light perception, p < 0.001). 56 patients (60.8%) had either a retinal tear or a retinal detachment. Patients who underwent surgery within 1 week had no significant improvement over all others, however a significant improvement was found when comparing early versus delayed surgery groups (p<0.05). There was a significantly increased risk of developing a macula-off retinal detachment in patients who did not undergo surgery within one week of presentation.

CONCLUSIONS:

Early surgical intervention results in similar visual outcomes compared to a conservative approach. However, early intervention significantly reduces the incidence of severe vision loss related to macula involving retinal detachment. This study highlights the importance of close follow-up given the high risk of retinal detachment in fundus-obscuring vitreous hemorrhage.
Am J Ophthalmol. 2015 Jul 21. pii: S0002-9394(15)00449-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2015.07.025. [Epub ahead of print]

Retina Specialist in Alexandria

Alexandria Ophthalmologist

Retina Specialist in Alexandria

Retina Specialist in Alexandria

Taking care of your eye health should be a priority. With routine eye exams and checkups, you can be sure of where your eye health is and if there are any measures that you should be taking in order to maintain it or improve it. Here at The Retina Group of Washington, our resident retina specialist in Alexandria can help provide you with more specialized care if you need it, making sure that your retinas are healthy and that any eye conditions that you may have that directly affect the retina are kept in check on a regular basis.

Your eyes are very sensitive, and their health can be sensitive as well. With routine checkups and exams, you can make sure that your eyes are in good health and that any issues or concerns are caught, diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. This is especially important in terms of your vision. Many eye problems, diseases and other conditions can have an effect on your vision if left untreated. Issues concerning the retina can often lead to blindness, which is what our retina specialist in Alexandria is here to help prevent at The Retina Group of Washington. Retinal detachment, retinal vein occlusion, diabetic retinopathy, macular pucker and macular hole, and macular degeneration are some of the diseases that our retinal specialists can help you deal with. If you exhibit any risk factors of such diseases, it is imperative that you schedule frequent checkups and screenings in order to catch them at their first signs. If you already have a condition or are experiencing any symptoms of such conditions, our specialists can help you monitor your symptoms and provide treatment when and where necessary. With the proper guidance and treatment, you can always be sure that your eyes are in good hands and that your vision can be preserved as best as possible.

Here at The Retina Group of Washington, our team of retina specialists in Alexandria can provide you with complete and comprehensive care when it comes to the retina or the macula. If you are at risk for developing and eye condition or already have one, visit us here at The Retina Group of Washington for the comprehensive care that you need today.

Retina Doctor in Alexandria

6354 Walker Lane, Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22310
Phone: 703.313.8822

Ophthalmologists in Alexandria

Retina Group of Washington in Alexandria

Welcome to Retina Group of Washington, Alexandria location.

The retina surgeons that Alexandria counts on are not just one doctor. Here at The Retina Group of Washington, we’ve got several retina specialists that Alexandria calls its own. Whether you are in the north or south end of the county, there is a doctor near you. Furthermore, The Retina Group of Washington has 14 locations around Virginia, Maryland and Washignton D.C. RGW is one of the largest and most highly respected retina and macula groups in the country. Each location has multiple highly trained surgeons who specialize in areas such as detached retina, macular, vitrectomy, and macular hole surgery. They can help you with a multitude of eye related problems.

Dr. Katira, Alexandria Eye Doctor

Dr. Katira, Alexandria Eye Doctor

Our ophthalmologists in Alexandria come from a variety of backgrounds which attests to their extreme patient care and delicate examinations. They are well known for their retinal detachment repair, management of complicated diabetic retinopathy cases, and advanced macular hole surgery techniques. Our doctors are well respected eye surgeons in the Alexandria community who have performed extensive research on eye related problems and delivered lectures and speeches. In addition to being well known for their work with diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration, our eye surgeons in Alexandria specialize in ocular oncology. Their skills qualify them as retina surgeons that Alexandria can trust.

Retina Group of Washington – Alexandria

6354 Walker Lane, Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22310
Phone: 703.313.8822