Dr. Richard Roe, M.D. Retina Specialist
Retina Detachment, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular degeneration
Dr. Richard M. Roe is a Board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in the treatment of diseases of the retina and vitreous. After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Sciences with honors at the Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Roe went on to receive a Masters of Health Sciences degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He then attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA and completed an internship in medicine at the The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Thereafter, Dr. Roe completed his residency training in ophthalmology at the Manhattan Eye Ear & Throat Hospital and New York University. He went on to complete a two year vitreoretinal fellowship at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.
Dr. Roe has been involved with numerous national clinical trials and has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on diseases of the retina, uveitis, and vitreoretinal surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, and the Korean American Medical Association.
Retinal Detachment: The retina is a layer of tissue that lines the inside of your eye and sends visual messages to the brain. When the retina is detached it is pulled or lifted from its original position. If not treated promptly, retina detachment can lead to permanent vision loss.
Macular degeneration: Also know as age related macular degeneration. Is the leading cause of vision loss in the USA. This condition is commonly found among people over the age of 60. It is also seen among people in their 40’s and 50’s.
Diabetic Retinopathy : Individuals who are diabetic may also have an eye disease called diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is caused when blood vessels in the retina are damaged due to high blood sugar levels. Blood vessels swell and even close or leak, which can end up with loss of vision.