Winchester, Virginia
Retina Associates, P.C.
(540) 722-3500
190 Campus Blvd, Suite 320

About us

Retina Associates is a group of Retinal Specialists who have been in practicing in Winchester, Virginia for close to 30 years. Drs. Carter, Steuer, Ruggiero, and McFarland have over 60 years of experience treating medical and surgical disease of the retina and vitreous. We are a prominent member of the regional eye care and medical community, and service the greater Winchester area, eastern West Virginia, and central and western Maryland. Our practice is located in Medical Office Building 2 of the Winchester Medical Center. Here we provide our in office evaluations and treatment, perform consultations 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, vein occlusions, 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. 

Retina Associates will be Woodstock, Virginia Feb 2020

To better serve the people of Shenandoah, Page, Warren, and Madison Counties as well as those in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Retina Associates is proud to announce that we will be opening a fully operational retina office in Woodstock.  At this location all of our providers will be seeing patients and will provide the same level of excellence in care as well as the same breadth of procedures and evaluations as we do at our main office in Winchester. We are aiming to be operational by February 2020 and will be seeing both existing as well as new patients at this location.

We are currently making appointments for this location starting in February.  Please call our office and ask to schedule an appointment to see us at this office. 

Dr Steuer Appointed as President of the Medical Staff

As of January of 2018, our own Dr Steuer has been named President of the Medical Staff at Winchester Medical Center. Dr Steuer continues his involvement in our regional hospital's affairs with this recent prestigious appointment. Aside from his clinical contribution to our regional health system, Dr Steuer's tenure in Winchester has demonstrated continuous involvement with the management side of our hospital, highlighting his personal and the practice's commitment to providing quality health care to Winchester and the Shenandoah Valley. 

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).

Retina Associates helps to reduce the burden of diabetic eye disease in Guyana

Retina Associates' Dr Carter recently participated in another service trip organized by ORBIS to help improve the quality of eye care in Guyana. His mission work there was specifically geared toward improving the recognition and treatment of diabetic eye disease. Follow this link for an article in the local newspaper from Guyana. 

Retina Associates now prescribing  Foresee Home monitoring program for Age Related Macular Degeneration 

Retina Associates is now offering Foresee Home, a cutting edge home test to follow patients with dry macular degeneration. This test has been proven in clinical trials to pick up disease progression to the wet form of the disease sooner, and earlier treatment yields better visual results. Clinical trials performed by the National Eye Institute using this device have demonstrated that 94% of patients had their disease progression detected and treated before the vision dropped below 20/40. And again, with this disease earlier treatment often yields improved outcomes, resulting in  greater retention of vision and independence. 
This device is covered by medicare, and many patients will not pay anything out of pocket, pending insurance coverage. 
Please click here to learn more about this exciting device from the manufacturer, or call our office to inquire or schedule an appointment.