Winchester, Virginia
(540) 722-3500
190 Campus Blvd, Suite 320
115 W Spring Street
Woodstock, VA

Retina Associates Welcomes Dr Shaina Rubino-Loverde

Retina Associates is proud to announce the addition of Dr Shaina Rubino-Loverde to our practice. Dr Rubino completed her training at the prestigious VitreoRetinal Surgery program in Minneapolis, Minnesota and we welcome her to our family. We have been fortunate to have grown our practice with careful additions of skilled and compassionate doctors, and after a long search feel fortunate to have found a doctor we know will be able to provide the same level of care for our patients as we have for the past three decades to the greater Winchester region. Dr Rubino's extensive surgical experience in advanced vitreoretinal procedures will undoubtedly advance our ability to provide retinal care to our community, furthering our ability to care for complex cases right here in Winchester. We look forward to working alongside her as she joins us in providing the same degree of skilled and compassionate care that we have developed a reputation for.

Dr Carter Retires

After serving the retina needs of the Winchester area for over 30 years, as of July 2021, Dr Carter has decided to retire from Retina Associates. Dr Carter was the first retina surgeon to provide care in our region, and countless patients have lived fuller lives with the benefit of the improved vision his care has afforded. He will be greatly missed in the practice he created and developed into what it is today, by both his partners and his patients. Dr Carter is a man of many interests and we look forward to hearing about where his passions take him with a bevy of free time on his hands! All of us at Retina Associates wish him the best in his retirement.

About us

Retina Associates is a group of Retinal Specialists who have been in practicing in Winchester, Virginia for over 30 years. We are a prominent member of the regional eye care and medical community, and service the greater Winchester area as well as northwest Virginia including Frederick, Clarke, Page, Warren, Shenandoah, and Rockingham counties, eastern West Virginia, and central and western Maryland. Our primary practice is located in Medical Office Building 2 of the Winchester Medical Center, and our satellite office is located in Woodstock Virginia. At both of our fully equipped offices, we provide in office evaluations and treatments, and out of our Winchester facility we also consult with the emergency department, inpatient services,  and neonatal unit, and perform outpatient surgery. Our doctors are experts in the treatment of retinal disease, including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and vein occlusions, as well as macular surgery, and surgery for retinal detachment. All of our doctors are board certified and members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, as well as the American Society of Retina Specialists. We are available 5 days a week to see both existing and new patients. 

What is a Retina Specialist?

A Retina Specialist is a type of ophthalmologist (eye doctor) who specializes in the treatment of disorders of the vitreous and the retina. All of our doctors have completed four years of undergraduate education, four years of medical school, one year of internship, three years of training in ophthalmology, and an additional two years of training in the treatment of vitreoretinal disease. You may be referred to a Retinal Specialist if your eye care provider or medical doctor has determined that you have a condition that requires our expertise, or you may also call our office for evaluation for retinal conditions. 

What does a Retina Specialist treat?

Retina specialists diagnose and treat disorders of the vitreous, retina, and macula. We care for patients with diabetes, including performing diabetic eye examinations and treating diabetic retinopathy and macular edema (swelling of the retina), wet and dry macular degeneration, retinal vein and artery occlusions, complications following cataract surgery, and a wide variety of surgical problems including epiretinal membrane/macular pucker removal, treatment of macular holes, treatment of retinal tears and detachments, and surgery for vitreous hemorrhage (bleeding within the eye).