Your First Appointment:
Many times patients will have been diagnosed with a retinal condition or another doctor may have referred you to our office. Sometimes it may be for an emergency. What can you expect?
We will care for you with compassion. We understand that you are often worried or concerned and may not know what to expect. We will guide you through every step of the way. Dr. Adams will sit down with you and personally provide you with careful and thorough explanations of your condition and treatment options.
We offer same-day treatment for many eye conditions.
During your initial examination, we will dilate your eyes. The dilation may blur your vision and may make you very sensitive to light, particularly sunlight, until the dilation wears off, usually within a few hours. You may wish to have someone with you to help you drive home after the visit, particularly if same-day treatment is required and/or is performed.
Depending on the amount of testing required, please set aside at least an hour-and-a-half for the initial evaluation. If additional testing is required or depending on the type of treatment required, your visit time may be extended.
Click on the Following for Brief Descriptions of These Patient Education Topics:
What is a Retina Specialist?
A retina specialist is a medical doctor who has completed ophthalmology residency and additional fellowship training in medical & surgical treatment of the retina. Dr. Adams completed his residency at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute and his fellowship also at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, followed by additional training in electrophysiology of the retina at the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Overview of the eye and the retina, excerpted from Dr. Adams' patient education book:
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