Mid Atlantic Retina is pleased that the FDA has approved gene therapy, voretigene (Luxturna), for very specific uncommon genetic retinal diseases, caused by mutations in the gene RPE65 which may cause a form of Leber Congenital Amaurosis or retinitis pigmentosa. These disorders cause severe loss of vision starting at birth or in early childhood. Not... read more
Mid Atlantic Retina partnered with the American Diabetes Association for their Annual Step Out Walk on Saturday, November 4th in Philadelphia. This was our 7th year in partnership with the ADA raising awareness and funds to stop diabetes. It was a great day for a great cause!
The Retina society held their annual meeting in Boston, MA October 5th-7th. Several of our physicians presented and Dr Omesh Gupta, MD was elected a member of the society this year. 1. Effect of Intraocular Pressure-lowering Medications on Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration Treatment Outcomes in Comparison of AMD Treatment Trials: Jason Hsu, MD, presenter 2.... read more
Mid Atlantic Retina teamed up with the Foundation Fighting Blindness at their 11th Annual VisionWalk on Saturday October 7, 2017 at Independence National Park in Philadelphia. It was our 5th year supporting this wonderful event, raising awareness and walking for a cure Thanks to all who came out to show their support!
Congratulations to Dr. Allen Chiang who is one of five distinguished physicians recognized by the Pennsylvania Medical Society as "Pennsylvania's Top Physicians Under 40".
Everyone is excited for the solar eclipse today but how will it affect your eyes? Dr. Sunir Garg will be appearing on Good Morning America between 7-10 am. He will also be on FOX 29 News between 2:30-3pm during their live coverage of the Eclipse. Tune in!
Dr Sunir Garg and Dr Allen Ho discuss the 2017 Solar Eclipse. 1. Ocular Surgery News/Healio. 2. How to view a solar eclipse. 3. Eclipse Excitement Sweeps the Region - August 20, 2017. 4. How to keep your eyes safe during the eclipse. - August 21, 2017 5. Eclipse of Fox: Millions converge across the US... read more
On Monday, August 21st millions of people in the U.S. will see day turn to night as a total solar eclipse passes over North America. The last time this happened from coast to coast was 1918. Viewing this event can damage your eyes. Here is important information from The American Academy of Ophthalmology regarding How... read more
Rosemarie Wade lost her vision over 20 years ago due to Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). Since then she has been living in darkness and traveling the world searching for treatments to restore her vision. This New Jersey local recently visited the Mid Atlantic Retina office at Wills Eye Hospital to receive the Argus II implant in... read more
Mid Atlantic Retina, team ophthalmologist for the Philadelphia Eagles, were checking players visions during training camp to get them ready for the upcoming season. Summer may have just started but we are gearing up for Fall and some Eagles Football.