The Healing Power of Laser Therapy

Retinal diseases vary but they often share some common signs and symptoms, such as seeing “floaters,” “cobwebs” or flashes of light in your field of vision, or having blurry, distorted or even or reduced vision. All of these are warning signs that your eyesight may be in danger and medical attention is necessary.

At the office of Retina Group of Washington – Virginia – Alexandria, our team of highly-skilled eye specialists is well equipped to diagnose and treat conditions of the retina, helping to restore or maintain healthy vision for our patients.

We can treat some common retinal conditions with a non-invasive procedure known as laser photocoagulation — where the heat of the laser works to seal the tear or destroy actively growing abnormal blood cells. The procedure can be successfully used on patients suffering from the following conditions and others:
— age-related macular degeneration: where the center of the retina begins to deteriorate
— macular edema: a build-up of fluid in the macula, an area in the center of the retina
— diabetic retinopathy: retinal damage as a result of poorly-controlled diabetes
— retinal vein occlusion: a blockage of the small veins that carry blood away from the retina
— retinal detachments: the back of the eye pulls away from the layer of blood vessels that provides it with oxygen and nutrients

After this relatively painless procedure, the surgeon may administer a topical steroid to prevent inflammation. Bed rest is usually recommended for the first few days, giving time for the eye to fully heal.

We’re committed to keeping an “eye” on you

At the office of Retina Group of Washington – Virginia – Alexandria, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate eye care designed to stop or slow disease progression and preserve your vision. For more information on our office and the many services we provide, give us a call today.

Retina Doctor in Falls Church

Retina specialist, macular degeneration in Falls Church

Retina doctor in Falls Church

Retina doctor in Falls Church

Welcome to the Retina Group of Washington’s website! We’re happy to have you here. Look around our site for information on our services and for more on how our practice works. Our retina doctor in Falls Church specializes in a wide range of retinal diseases such as macular degeneration. Our retina specialists are highly trained in all aspects of eye and retinal care, keeping your eye health in mind. We are a leading provider of retinal services in the Washington area. We serve the Washington, Maryland and Virginia areas, and are linked to hospitals in the area as well.

Macular degeneration may cause vision loss or blindness and may happen to older adults. In fact, it is one of the leading causes of vision loss in people over the age of 60. Our retina specialist can diagnose and then subsequently treat macular degeneration in our offices. We have high tech technology that we use for all our vision testing in order to give you the most accurate test results, so you can feel confident you’re in the right hands. Our retina doctor in Falls Church can treat macular degeneration with a combination of vitamins that help reduce the risk of progression.

As one of the largest practices in the country, The Retina Group has relied on their team of doctors for over 35 years to deliver the most cutting edge in research and optical medicine. We see over 154,000 patients each year at our offices, which branch throughout the Washington, D.C. area and are close to major transportation hubs so that patients can get to our offices as conveniently as possible. Our retina doctor in Falls Church group attends many seminars and studies every year in order to keep up to date on the latest in retinal surgeries, procedures and techniques.

6354 Walker Lane, Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22310
(703) 313-8822