CentraSight® Offers Hope for People with End-stage AMD

People of all ages — particularly those age 60 and older — should have an annual eye exam that includes dilation of pupils to detect for signs of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Although it’s considered an incurable eye disease, certain treatments for AMD may delay its progression and help prevent severe vision loss.

At the office of Retina Group of Washington – Maryland – Chevy Chase our team of skilled professionals is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of end-stage AMD and, using advanced technologies, we can help improve your eye vision and quality of life.

AMD occurs when there is damage to the light sensing cells of the macula, the small area at the center of the eye’s retina responsible for most of our central vision. The disease is progressive and in its end stages, the macula reaches a point where central vision is lost in both eyes, making it difficult to perform everyday tasks. The CentraSight® treatment program could help improve your vision and reconnect you to the things in life you love to see and do.

CentraSight® is an FDA-approved medical telescope, about the size of a pea, which is implanted inside the eye to reduce the effects of the central vision blind spot caused by the disease. The telescope implant projects the objects that you’re trying to see onto the healthy area of the light-sensing retina that has not degenerated.

After a thorough examination and testing, we will discuss with you if you’re likely to benefit from the CentraSight treatment program. If so, our tests will indicate which eye should be treated and what your vision may be like after the telescope is inserted.

Optimal vision is our top priority

At the office of Retina Group of Washington – Maryland – Chevy Chase, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate eye care. If you are experiencing symptoms of end-stage AMD, contact us immediately. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

Genetic Testing Helps Identify People Who Are At High Risk For AMD

People of all ages — particularly those age 60 and older — should have an annual eye exam that includes dilation of pupils to detect for signs of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Although it’s considered an incurable eye disease, certain treatments for AMD may delay its progression and help prevent severe vision loss.

At the office of Retina Group of Washington – Maryland – Chevy Chase our team of skilled professionals is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of macular degeneration — a condition seen most frequently in older adults, where damage occurs to the light sensing cells of the macula, the small area at the center of the eye’s retina responsible for most of our central vision.

Personalized medicine has become a trend in many facets of health care, from oncology to cardiology, and genetic testing for AMD signals its foray into eye care. Personalized medicine is the tailoring of medical treatment to the individual characteristics.

One of the most effective diagnostic tools we offer is Macula Risk® PGx, a simple DNA test performed by rubbing a cotton swab on the inside of the patient’s cheek to help identify people who are at high risk for AMD progression. These high risk patients are then monitored regularly and given the appropriate eye therapy for maximum vision preservation based on the their specific genetic profile. Macula Risk® PGx offers the benefits of earlier detection, earlier treatment and better visual outcomes.

Our commitment to your vision

If you are experiencing symptoms of AMD, contact us immediately. At the office of Retina Group of Washington – Maryland – Chevy Chase, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate eye care. For more information on Macula Risk® PGx and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

Retina Doctor in Potomac

Retina Doctor in Potomac

Adult Retina Care in Potomac

Diseases such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, along with the tearing and detachment of retinas are some of the more typical issues that we face day in and day out here at The Retina Group of Washington, where eye health and vision as it relates to the back of your eye is our specialty.

It’s important to be aware of how important your retinas are. Without them, your eyes could not transform light into vivid images. And when they are working as they are supposed to, most people do not give much thought to their function. However, that does not mean that things are not going on outside of your awareness. For example, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy both form and progress through their early stages without any noticeable symptoms. If you did not get a yearly screening, the risk for vision loss and eye harm, possibly of a permanent nature, would be at a level that is unacceptable. Our retina doctor in Potomac is your source for both routine testing, done with the state-of-the-art in diagnostics; along with expert treatment and management of retinal disease. And in the case of a physical injury to your retina, where it becomes torn or detached from the rest of the eye, you will be reassured that our retina doctor in Potomac has the experience to perform surgery, backed by our vast experience in the field. We continue to be on the cutting-edge of developments in technology and techniques.

If you experience indications like floaters (spots in your field of vision), blurry vision, distorted vision, or loss of vision in general or in the center or sides of your visual field, it could be a sign of either advanced retinal disease or harm to your retina, so do not hesitate to come in and see our retina doctor in Potomac. For an appointment, reach out to our office for prompt attention.

The Retina Group of Washington
5454 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 650
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(301) 656-8100