Educating our patients is as important to us as it is to them.

The more you know, the better it is for both of us. Patient education can play a critical role in your care, and our online resources provide information that is easy to access, read and understand.

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Our clinical studies research new retinal disease therapies.

Our doctors have always embraced the use of well-designed and safe investigative trials that test promising new treatments. We have participated in countless national research studies, many of which have resulted in FDA approval of current treatments.

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Using the latest technological advancements helps produce better outcomes for patients.

We use cutting edge technology to accurately detect and treat retinal diseases at their earliest stages. It allows us to detect minor changes before they lead to major problems—and produces better visual outcomes.

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Our patients know they’re in the best possible hands. And they’re delighted to tell you all about it.

"These doctors were as quick to diagnose my detached retina as they were careful in treating it. Their decisiveness allowed them to identify the problem, repair the damage and save my vision."

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The Retina Group of Washington

The Retina Group of Washington (RGW) is one of the largest and most highly respected retinal and macular practices in the country. What sets us apart is the extensive experience and sub-specialty expertise of our physicians and surgeons, who complement their patient care by conducting cutting-edge research and administering a Fellowship program to train future ophthalmologists.

Long-time Success

RGW has for more than 35 years relied on the collective knowledge of their highly-trained & accomplished doctors.

Comprehensive Care

Diagnosis and treatment of the full range of retinal & macular diseases, plus conducting cutting-edge clinical research trials.

Small Practice "Feel"

Each location embraces the warmth of an old-fashioned doctors office where patients feel comfortable and receive customized personal care.


RGW’s doctors offer several hundred years of collective experience in diagnosing, treating and performing surgeries on the full range of retinal and macular diseases. They are acknowledged to be among the finest in the field and are frequently recognized with professional awards or asked to write articles or make presentations on a variety of industry subjects.

26 Doctors
250 + Years of Collective Experience


Our offices are situated throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area in convenient locations in suburban Maryland and Virginia, and in the District of Columbia. All are in close proximity to either public transportation or major highways, allowing patients easy access from wherever they live or work.

Patient Care

Our doctors use the most highly sophisticated and specially-designed medical instruments to evaluate the retina, vitreous and macula. Since RGW regularly participates in landmark clinical studies of new therapies and procedures, we are uniquely prepared to provide the most comprehensive medical and surgical treatment of any and all adult retinal diseases.

50 + Clinical Studies
154K Patients Seen Per Year

“I would recommend RGW to anyone with a serious eye problem. The doctors take the time to explain themselves in a way you can understand. And they are so very thorough and treat you like a person, not just another patient.”

Martha Bowen - Springfield, Va.

“So my story is one of thankfulness for the medical technology…and my personal appreciation for Dr. Byrnes — his craft, expertise and support.”

Peggy Payne - Manassas, Va.

“Everyone there gives me a warm welcome and asks how I’m doing. Thank goodness Dr. Berinstein acted so quickly after identifying my problem. If he hadn’t, I wouldn’t be here.”

Raul Falconi - Washington, D.C.