Your retina is the part of your eye at the back, and it is responsible for turning the light sent from your cornea at the front into an image that you can see. It is susceptible, however, to disease and damage, which can threaten your vision now and in the long term. We at The Retina Group of Washington are your specialists when it comes to the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of retina complications in Bethesda. We are proud of our long history of dealing with issues that are related to the retina, and in keeping up with all the latest information. In fact, we’re at the forefront of the field, participating in numerous studies on the subject.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy are the two most common diseases impacting your retina. The macular is the small part at the center of it, and if it degrades, you will steadily lose central vision, in the middle of your visual field. There are two types, referred to as wet and dry. AMD should be screened for from age 40, but is most typical after age 60. Another of the retina complications in Bethesda, diabetic retinopathy, is the result of elevated blood sugar due to either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. With respect to actual physical injury, your retina can become torn and even fully detached. For those and other retina complications in Bethesda, turn to our experts for the appropriate care. This may be non-invasive methods, or in the case of retinal tears and detachments, surgery. If so, we do everything possible to promote the best outcomes and to keep you comfortable throughout. Be assured that we only utilize the state-of-the-art when it comes to both diagnostics and treatment.
Please contact us right away to schedule an appointment for any retinal concern you may have.