Why would you need a retinal exam, and what does it entail? It is recommended that adults have yearly eye exams done by a qualified eye doctor, but here at The Retina Group of Washington, we’re specialists among specialists. Our goal is to pay close attention to the wellness of your retinas, and by consequence your eyes and your vision in general.
Your retina is the part of your eye at the back. It receives light from the cornea, and turns it into a viewable image. Among the problems that can occur and lead to problems with your retina are diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration, along with the tearing or detachment of the retina for the rest of your eye. Each condition has a specific set of symptoms that are related to it, but it’s also true that some generalized signs are common for all retinal problems. So if you’re wondering when you should come in for our Laurel retina exam, the answer is when you experience indications such as floaters (spots that appear in your field of vision), blurry vision, loss of either central vision or peripheral vision, straight lines that appear to be wavy, and difficulties perceiving among colors. Our office is fully equipped with diagnostics that make it simple and accurate to determine if you are suffering from a retinal condition of any type. It goes without saying that being proactive is likely to bring about the best possible results, so don’t hesitate to get our Laurel retina exam. Various treatment and management options may be part of the protocol for you. Medical and surgical methods are possible.
If you have symptoms, either the ones we listed above or any unusual sign that causes you concern, just reach out to our office so we can arrange a prompt visit for our Laurel retina exam.