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The Retina Group of Washington Experience

The Retina Group of Washington (RGW) is one of the largest and most highly respected retinal and macular practices in the country. The collective resume of our renowned and highly trained physicians, as well as the local community atmosphere we create in each of our conveniently located offices, afford patients a unique dual experience. They receive unparalleled professional care from a doctor whose medical expertise is enhanced by his/her ability to tap into the extensive resources and knowledge base of the entire RGW practice when treating retinal, vitreous and macular diseases. And each of our physicians is dedicated to his/her own individual office, facilitating a "small practice" feel and extending the highest level of personal service that patients find comforting and convenient.

It is for these reasons among others that patients have trusted their retinal and macular care to the doctors of RGW since the practice opened in 1982. We have a terrific track record for attracting the best and brightest physicians, allowing them to rank among the national leaders in conducting clinical research and to provide top caliber teaching and training to residents and fellows.

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Doctors Expertise

What truly distinguishes RGW is the vast experience of the retinal physicians and surgeons who practice here. The broad breadth of experiences and training allows patients to benefit from the regular and sustained collaboration the RGW physicians have with each other.

Important News & Announcements

Two RGW Physicians Named “Top Ophthalmologists”
By Medical Colleagues In Washingtonian Top Doctors

Drs. Richard A. Garfinkel and Manfred A. von Fricken were named “Top Ophthalmologists” by colleagues in Washingtonian’s Top Doctors, published in the... Read more

Drs. Alex Melamud & Gayatri S. Reilly Complete Medical Missions,
Perform Surgeries on African, Caribbean Patients in Need

Drs. Alex Melamud and Gayatri S. Reilly each recently completed personal medical missions to Africa and the Caribbean, performing surgeries on—and... Read more

Dr. Robert Murphy Honored by Rose Mass of John Carroll
Society Event for Continuing RGW Tradition of Volunteer Work

Dr. Robert Murphy was honored at the March 30 Annual Rose Mass of the John Carroll Society for the volunteer work that he and other doctors at RGW have done... Read more

New Alexandria Office Opens, Offers Cutting-Edge Equipment
In Northern Virginia’s First-Ever Electrophysiology Lab

The practice’s new Alexandria office (6354 Walker Lane/Suite 100) has opened, introducing cutting-edge diagnostic equipment as part of an... Read more

Dr. Richard A. Garfinkel Receives 2014 Professional Service Award
At Prevention of Blindness Society “Night of Vision”

Dr. Richard A. Garfinkel received the Professional Service Award at the Prevention Of Blindness Society of Metro Washington’s March 29 “Night of... Read more

Six From RGW Selected “Top Doctors in Virginia”
In 2014 Virginia Living Magazine’s March Issue

Six RGW physicians have been selected “Top Doctors in Virginia” and will be recognized in the March issue of Virginia Living Magazine. Drs. Daniel M.... Read more

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