To detect and treat potentially debilitating eye diseases as early as possible is a big part of the reason that it is so important that everyone have an annual eye examination from an eye care specialist such as our The Retina Group of Washington practice. Our ophthalmology office in is equipped with the latest diagnostic and therapeutic technology including digital imaging and laser equipment that allows our doctors to conduct an Ashburn retina exam to see deep within the eye’s structure and capture it’s movements digitally to make disease detection more accurate than ever before.
Debilitating eye diseases often exhibit no symptoms until they have reached advanced stages with irreparable vision damage An Ashburn retinal exam is the only way to detect the early presence and development of dangerous eye conditions. There are many disorders that can affect the retina and the surrounding structures including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal detachment or retinal vein occlusion. During a retina exam our doctor will dilate the eyes and use a special magnifier to look for signs of these conditions. If there is an indication that the disease is present our doctor may do other tests including a fluorescein angiogram, which uses an injected dye in the blood system to look for leaks in the blood vessels of the retina. Another test often used during a retina exam is an ocular coherence tomography, which uses a device similar to an ultrasound to non-invasively check for diabetic macular edema.
An Ashburn retinal exam is not only the best way to detect diseases affecting the retina the tests can help determine the stage that the disease is in, which is crucial information to prescribe the best treatment option. Depending on the degree of advancement of the specific disease our doctors can treat the condition with medication, or using lasers to stop the leakages. Make an appointment for an appointment with our office.