Announcements

June 30, 2021

Retired RGW Physician Dr. Spellman Honored by Johns Hopkins University (JHU)

Frank A. Spellman, M.D., who retired from RGW in 2020 after providing eight years of exceptional patient care, was inducted into The Indispensable Role of Blacks (IRB) at Johns Hopkins University on June 17, 2021. A joint project between the Black Faculty and Staff Association and the Office of the President, IRB highlights the important ways in which […]

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May 28, 2021

RGW Honors Its Physicians

In recognition of National Doctors’ Day, we wanted to highlight our amazing doctors! Thank you for your commitment to providing excellent patient care.

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May 28, 2021

Your Eyes and Sense of Sight

Did you know that your eye operates in much the same way as a camera? Just as the lens of a camera focuses entering light on a piece of film to produce a sharp image, the lens of your eye focuses light on the retina to form a picture that is then sent to the […]

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May 28, 2021

RGW Encourages Patients To Maintain Appointments During Pandemic

Over the past year, Americans have tried to avoid crowds and remain at home in an effort to comply with COVID-19 protocols and stay well. Equally important, however, is ensuring that ongoing and new medical needs are taken care of in a timely fashion. PBS recently aired a segment about the devastating consequences of delaying […]

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May 28, 2021

RGW Welcomes Dr. Arthi Venkat!

The Retina Group of Washington is pleased to announce the addition of Arthi Venkat, M.D., M.S., to the RGW physician staff. Dr. Venkat joins RGW from Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, where she served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Venkat earned both a Doctor […]

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May 28, 2021

Dr. Katira Shares Expertise on COVID-19-Related Eye Issues and Protection Strategies

On August 11, RGW’s Dr. Reshma Katira was interviewed by WERA 96.7-LP FM for their weekly program, Aging Matters. Dr. Katira discussed eye issues related to COVID-19, virus protection strategies, and eye care professional practice updates. Listen to Dr. Katira’s interview on the Aging Matters podcast here.

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May 28, 2021

Dr. Reilly Speaks About Age-Related Macular Degeneration

On June 24, RGW’s Dr. Gayatri Reilly was the keynote speaker in a BrightFocus Foundation Chat titled “Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)-Your Questions Answered.” Dr. Reilly provided updates on the latest AMD-related news for people living with AMD and their families. Listen to Dr. Reilly’s discussion and/or view the transcript here.

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May 28, 2021

RGW Thanks All Patients and Caregivers

To all RGW patients and caregivers, As our country continues to navigate the “new normal” of daily life during the COVID-19 pandemic, the physicians and staff at The Retina Group of Washington (RGW) would like to express our thanks to and admiration for all of our patients and their families. We know that daily life […]

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May 28, 2021

Dr. Fein Co-Hosts Photodynamic Therapy Webinar

RGW is proud that Dr. Jordana G. Fein co-hosted the July 8 professional webinar, “Photodynamic Therapy: A Look at How This Treatment Fits Into Today’s Retina Practice.” By sharing her extensive experience and expertise, Dr. Fein is helping U.S. ophthalmologists gain continuing medical education credits on this important topic and clinical advancement.

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May 28, 2021

RGW To Resume Normal Office Hours On May 11; Patient Safety Measures Firmly In Place

Dear RGW patients, The Retina Group of Washington (RGW) is pleased to announce that all of our offices in D.C., Virginia and Maryland will resume regular hours, effective Monday, May 11. Because the health of our patients, staff, doctors and community remain our top priority, RGW has implemented the following safety measures. These measures will […]

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May 28, 2021

RGW to Partner with PRISM Vision Group

On March 3, PRISM Vision Group™, the largest vertically-integrated eyecare services organization in the Mid-Atlantic region, announced that RGW will become its newest partner. RGW’s Dr. Reginald Sanders said “Medicine is changing around us, and over the past several years we have seen continued consolidation, particularly in the field of ophthalmology. For the past few […]

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May 28, 2021

Dr. Sanders to be Honored by Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington

On March 8, 2020, RGW’s Reginald J. Sanders, M.D., will receive the prestigious Professional Service Award for excellence in eye care from the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington (POB). Dr. Sanders will be honored at the POB’s annual Celebrate 20/20 event, previously known as the Night of Vision Gala, which brings together over […]

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May 28, 2021

Dr. Cuong Vu Speaks at Foundation Fighting Blindness Seminar

On September 7, 2019, RGW’s Cuong D. Vu, M.D., participated in the Foundation Fighting Blindness’ D.C. Metro Area Vision Seminar. Dr. Vu contributed his expertise to a panel discussion titled “Current Updates on Retinal Health, Treatments, and Research – A Conversation.” The event was part of the Foundation’s Vision Seminar Series, which offers eye care […]

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May 28, 2021

7 RGW Physicians Named to Washingtonian’s 2019 Top Doctor List

Congratulations to the following Retina Group of Washington (RGW) physicians, who were recently designated as 2019 Top Doctors by Washingtonian magazine: Gordon A. Byrnes, M.D. Dal W. Chun, M.D. Vinay N. Desai, M.D. Geoffrey R. Kaplan, M.D. William B. Phillips, M.D. Frank A. Spellman, M.D. Eric D. Weichel, M.D. The annual ranking, determined through voting […]

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May 28, 2021

RGW’s Dr. Deborah Reid Selected as 2019 Top Ophthalmologist by FindaTopDoc.com

RGW is proud to announce that Deborah Reid, M.D., has been selected to represent Annapolis as a Top Ophthalmologist on FindaTopDoc.com, an online resource devoted to connecting patients and local physicians through actionable, medical-based content that empowers people to make informed healthcare decisions for themselves and their families. Dr. Reid will also be spotlighted in the […]

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May 28, 2021

RGW’s Dr. Berinstein, Dr. Garfinkel and Dr. Lai Share Expertise at American Society of Retina Specialists Meeting in Dallas

Over 400 retinal physicians and administrators of vitreoretinal practices convened at the American Society of Retina Specialists’ (ASRS) 21st Annual The Business of Retina Meeting in Dallas to learn business principles necessary to maximize practice success in an increasingly complex medical environment. RGW’s Drs. Daniel M. Berinstein, Richard A. Garfinkel, and Michael M. Lai were […]

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May 28, 2021

RGW’s Dr. Reginald Sanders Presents at 2019 Royal Hawaiian Retina Meeting

Dr. Reginald Sanders recently said aloha to leading ophthalmologists at the 2019 Royal Hawaiian Retina Meeting, where he was invited to participate as a guest speaker on a variety of retina-related topics. Dr. Sanders served on panels examining new treatments and advances for diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. He also lent his expertise to […]

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May 28, 2021

RGW’s Drs. Byrnes, Chun, Garfinkel and Osman Named Virginia Living’s Top Ophthalmologists of 2019; 45 Top Doctor Honors for RGW Since 2010

The Retina Group of Washington (RGW) is proud to announce that, over the past nine years, our ophthalmologists have consistently been named to the prestigious Top Doctor lists published by Washingtonian and Virginia Living magazines. The latest RGW physicians to receive this honor are Dr. Gordon A. Byrnes, Dr. Dal W. Chun, Dr. Richard A. […]

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May 28, 2021

Dr. Jordana G. Fein Takes Part in Virginia Hospital Center’s Medical Brigade to Honduras, Performs Cataract Surgeries On More Than Two Dozen Patients Including Young Children

Dr. Jordana G. Fein recently made her second consecutive trip to Honduras as part of the Virginia Hospital Center’s Medical Brigade’s annual effort to improve the health of communities in Honduras. Accompanied by a pediatric ophthalmologist, two senior residents from Georgetown/Washington Hospital Center and a pediatric Fellow from Children’s National Hospital, she participated in cataract […]

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May 28, 2021

Seven RGW Physicians Among Area’s Best Ophthalmologists In Annual Washingtonian Magazine’s “Top Doctors” Listing As Chosen by Peers in the Medical Field

Seven RGW physicians were included among the Maryland-Virginia-D.C. area’s best ophthalmologists in the Washingtonian Magazine’s “Top Doctors” listing as chosen by their peers in the field. Dr. Mohammed K. Barazi, T. Mark Johnson, Reshma C. Katira, Aziz A. Khanifar, Eric S. Lee, Alex Melamud and Frank A. Spellman were the doctors named in the annual rankings.

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