The diagnosis and monitoring of retinal diseases requires a complete eye examination. In addition, one or several types of tests or imaging may be needed by your physician to assess the health of your eyes.

A comprehensive ophthalmic examination is the first step in detecting and monitoring retinal disease. Following vision testing of each eye, eye pressure measurement and dilation of your eye, a retina specialist will perform a complete examination of the front and back of your eyes.

Dilation of the pupils may cause blurring of vision and sensitivity to light in some patients, so it is best if a driver accompanies the patient for these visits.

If you would like to see one of our retina specialists in consultation, you or your doctor may contact us directly for an appointment. The Retina Service, located on the 12th floor of our downtown Boston building, conducts patient appointments between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.

Telephone: 617-573-3288

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