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Excercise After PVD is Safe
February 27, 2013 By Randall Wong, M.D.

I believe exercise after sustaining a posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) to be safe.  Many doctors recommend a “no exercise” period after a PVD to decrease the risk of retinal tear and retinal detachment.  This does not make sense to me. PVD Causes Retinal Tear A retinal tear may occur after a posterior vitreous detachment, but … Continue reading Excercise After PVD is Safe

Does Aspirin Cause Macular Degeneration?
February 14, 2013 By Randall Wong, M.D.

Australian researchers claim aspirin use may cause macular degeneration. Many take aspirin to prevent heart attacks. What can you do?

Emergency, Elective and Cosmetic Surgery
December 13, 2012 By Randall Wong, M.D.

The difference between emergency surgery and elective surgery is only the immediacy of the surgery. Loss of function can occur in both types and both are covered by insurance.

When a Retinal Detachment Becomes an Emergency
July 18, 2012 By Randall Wong, M.D.

There are only 2 emergency situations faced by a retinal surgeon. Not all retinal detachments are emergencies…most are not.

Vitrectomy for Floaters (FOV)
May 24, 2012 By Randall Wong, M.D.

Floaters can be bothersome changes in your vision. Floater only vitrectomy, shown here, is the basic operation a retina specialist uses to treat patients with floaters.

This Doctor's View on Social Media and Medicine
April 19, 2012 By Randall Wong, M.D.

We’re off to Chicago this weekend to participate on a roundtable to discuss what I’ve learned from this blog and social media.

Does Cataract Surgery Cause Macular Degeneration?
April 11, 2012 By Randall Wong, M.D.

Sometimes macular degeneration is diagnosed just after successful cataract surgery. These disappointed patients often wonder if AMD is caused by the cataract surgery?

Back from the AAO
November 8, 2011 By Randall Wong, M.D.

We just got back from the AAO in Florida. As co-founders of our new company, we were validated beyond our expectations. We told the story of how this website has changed the way I practice.

October is the AAO Meeting
October 18, 2011 By Randall Wong, M.D.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology starts this week. I will be going to learn about the latest in retinal disease, but also will be teaching…about marketing.

Avastin Does Not Cause Infection
September 8, 2011 By Randall Wong, M.D.

The FDA issued an alert that 12 cases of intraocular infection were linked to Avastin. The infections; however, were linked to a single pharmacy and, perhaps, dirty syringes.


Currently, I see patients with retinal diseases; macular degeneration, retinal detachment, macular holes, macular pucker within several different's a different arrangement, but it allows more continuous care with many eye specialists. In addition, I am very accessible via the web. To schedule your own appointment, call any of the numbers below.

Virginia Lasik | Office of Anh Nguyen, M.D.
Randall V. Wong, M.D.
Contact: Layla

A: 431 Park Avenue, Suite 103 • Falls Church, Virginia 22046
Ph: 703.534. 4393
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Dressler Ophthalmology Associates, PLC
Randall V. Wong, M.D.
Contact: Ashley (Surgery/Web)
Chrissy Megargee (Web)

A: 3930 Pender Drive, Suite 10 • Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Ph: 703.273.2398
F: 703.273.0239
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