What distinguishes The Retina Group of Washington from any other Washington-area practice—and from most groups around the country—is the vast experience and sub-specialty expertise of our retinal physicians and surgeons who are both local and national leaders in treating vitreoretinal diseases. Each doctor's extensive individual training, coupled with the collaboration and consultation with their RGW colleagues, contributes to a unique environment that assures patients receive the highest quality and most comprehensive care.
Our physicians are technically proficient in diagnosing—and absolutely compassionate in treating—the broad range of retinal and macular disorders. We handle the most common patient problems, including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, macular holes and macular puckers, and are uniquely qualified to treat neonatal and pediatric retinal diseases, including retinopathy of prematurity, familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR) and Coat's Disease among others. Our practice also features one of the few ocular oncologists in the country who frequently treats patients with pediatric cancers such as retinoblastoma and adult tumors such as ocular melanomas.
Clinical research has always been an important part of our practice over the past 30 years. RGW has established a renowned research and clinical trial center, at which our doctors have conducted countless cutting-edge investigative projects. They have participated in multiple national studies, published literally hundreds of articles in the scientific literature and spoken at medical conferences and other prominent events throughout the world. This vast experience has allowed our practice to become a national leader in retinal education. It is a responsibility we take pride in meeting; RGW provides the majority of retinal training for residents and fellows in the Washington, D.C. area.
Giving back to the community is one of RGW's founding principles. Our practice is the leading provider of indigent retinal and macular care in the entire Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. This philanthropic approach, combined with our physicians' support of resident and fellowship education, reflects RGW's commitment to help those less fortunate—and to advance the retinal/macular field by offering training and learning opportunities for qualified physicians.