The Retina Group of Washington is a premier location for a Burke retina exam and is well known throughout the country for providing patients with outstanding service and quality. Because we partner with many different hospitals around the area, we can offer our patients the best and the latest in retinal exams, surgery and more.
Ar retina exam is designed to assess retinal health and to help prevent the progression of retinal diseases. Vision loss, blindness and blurry vision can all happen as a side effect of certain retinal diseases like age related macular degeneration. Age related macular degeneration, also known as AMD, can cause central vision loss. It can be found with a Burke retina exam and treated accordingly at our offices. Our diagnostic services cover the right tests that are needed to diagnose, evaluate and treat retinal conditions. This includes a digital fundus photography, optical coherence test, and something called a fluorescein angiography which allows us to see better inside the eye. We can even detect melanoma in the eye with these procedures, if it is found early enough.
A Burke retina exam often shows medical ailments like high blood pressure or diabetes, because these diseases affect the blood vessels within the eye, which causes bleeding. Many times, it is an eye doctor who is the first to find out that a patient is suffering from a medical problem that needs to be treated. We then suggest the patient visit their general practitioner for more information and proper treatment methods as needed. It is imperative that patients take the best care of their health, using diet and exercise as a tool to help their eyes stay healthy as well as their bodies. Many times, a change in diet and exercise can reverse medical issues like high blood pressure and diabetes.