Because eye disease can come on slowly and without symptoms, it’s important to catch any eye problems before the condition progresses and becomes worse over time. At the Retina Group of Washington, our Ashburn adult retina doctor treats all types of retinal disorders, including macular degeneration. Macular degeneration affects central vision, which is used in cases like reading or driving.
If not treated properly, macular degeneration may cause vision loss and even blindness. Our Ashburn adult retina doctor also warns patients about serious diseases such as cataracts and glaucoma. Cataracts are also a leading cause of blindness in the United States. By the age 75, more than half of Americans are estimated to end up with cataracts. Glaucoma sometimes comes on with little to no symptoms, so this is why an annual exam is crucial. Because eyes can change without patients realizing, it’s highly important that our doctor track and keep up with each patient’s eyes and any vision changes that happen. If vision has progressed to a state where the vision loss becomes severe, it may be hard to get the eyes back to a healthier state in which vision is completely clear again.
The Retina Group of Washington employs a wide variety of different adult retina specialists who are there to meet each patient’s needs. Our Ashburn adult retina doctor can diagnose and treat many different retinal diseases, such as age related macular degeneration and dry AMD. Other conditions, like retinal detachment, need specialists such as ourselves to treat so that patients can be confident in their vision once again. Our network of doctors and association with area hospitals make us a leading provider in the Washington area, with area hospitals able to service patients and even perform surgeries for them. You won’t find a more convenient place than the Retina Group of Washington. We are on the cutting edge of eye care and retinal disease.