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 over 20 years. 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. 

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. 

Retina Associates is now in Cumberland Maryland

Retina Associates is now seeing patients at the office of Dr Failing, at 925 Seton Drive in Cumberland Maryland. We realize how difficult transportation can be for patients who require frequent treatments, and are pleased to be offering a comprehensive array of treatments and diagnostic services at a more convenient location for our patients living in the Queen city and the greater Cumberland Valley Area. Current patients can request follow ups to be in the Cumberland office, and new patients can call our office in Winchester at (540) 722-3500 to schedule an appointment to be seen there.