If you are having problems with your eyes, and need to see a retina specialist, you will definitely want to come and visit us at The Retina Group of Washington. Our vision care practice specializes in retina care for both adults and children. Whether you need retina surgery, or other types of eye care, you should come to see our eye doctor in Capitol Hill whenever you need to see an adult retina specialist.
At our Capitol Hill office, our two expert retina surgeons are Dr. Sonya Bryant and Dr. Frank A. Spellman. There are many different types of eye problems which are related to the retina. The retina is the part of the eye that receives the light image and transmits it to the brain. Many serious eye diseases are related to the retina including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal detachment. Our eye doctor in Capitol Hill will be able to accurately diagnose your eye problem, and then provide you with the best treatment, which may or may not include retina surgery.
One of the conditions that our patients come in to see our eye doctor in Capitol Hill for is a retina tear. Some patients may actually have retina tears which do not need to be treated. However, retina tears can be dangerous in some cases because they can lead to retinal detachment. When the retina detaches, it is pulled from its normal position from the back of the eye. If this is not promptly treated, it can cause permanent vision loss. If there are small or large areas of the retina that are torn, these retina breaks can lead to retinal detachment. Our ophthalmologist will be able to assess your individual case and determine which retinal tears need to be treated. At the center of the retina, is an area called the macula. This is the part of the eye that allows a patient to see fine, detailed vision. If there is an untreated retinal detachment, it may continue to spread until it eventually affects the macula. A retinal tear or detachment can be found during a comprehensive eye exam. If you have a small hole in the retina that does not affect your vision, it may not need to be treated at all. However, if a retinal break is found, and you are experiencing new vision problems, there are several different ways at the problem can be treated, including with retina surgery. A retinal detachment is usually repaired surgically by our eye surgeon. Laser surgery can also be used to help with problems related to diabetic retinopathy.