At CVRC, our goal is to provide you with a superior experience from the time you check in to the time you leave our office. We understand the concerns that patients have with potentially vision-threatening eye conditions. We strive to offer the highest quality care available in an atmosphere of excellence, compassion, integrity, and innovation. These qualities are reflected in our mission statement. Please let us know if you have any special needs or requests prior to your visit.
What Is A Retina Consultant?
Retina Consultants specializes in the evaluation and treatment of all types of vitreoretinal disorders including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments, macular puckers, macular holes, complications of cataract surgery, ocular trauma.
Retina Consultants is committed to providing you with state-of-the-art vitreoretinal eye care. We use the latest diagnostic and treatment technologies available including laser, ultrasound and ophthalmic imaging. Most treatments are performed here at our office, including laser surgery and intra-ocular injections. Some surgical procedures are performed in the hospital. Our surgeons have privileges at many of the region’s finest hospitals for patients who require hospitalization.
Your First Visit
We want you to feel comfortable at Cumberland Valley Retina Consultants. Here are some important things to know in preparation for your first visit.
- Print and fill out the following forms before your visit: Patient History Record and Patient Information Sheet.
- Plan for 2 hours for your first visit.
- Bring a list of all medications you are currently taking.
- Have your current medical insurance card(s) available, as well as billing information.
- If your insurance requires co-payments, we accept cash, check, credit or debit cards.
- If your insurance requires authorization for you to see a specialist, please bring an insurance referral which is separate from your insurance card. This is typically obtained from your insurance company or your primary care physician.
- Bring picture ID such as a drivers license.
- Bring sunglasses (rain or shine) because your eyes will be dilated for the first visit.
- If possible, arrange for someone to drive you home.
Again, please bring all requested items with you to your appointment. Please call at the main office if you have any questions. We are here to help!
Insurance & Billing
Cumberland Valley Retina Consultants participates with most Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia insurance companies. If you have any questions regarding our participation with your medical insurance carrier, please contact us at the phone number below or talk with your insurance company directly.
If your insurance company requires that services be authorized prior to your first visit, you are responsible for obtaining that referral from the appropriate source. This is most often your primary care physician (PCP). We will handle all of your insurance authorizations for any future visits.
We will bill your insurance carriers directly. You will only be billed the portion of your charges that your insurance does not pay. If your insurance company pays you directly, please contact our Patient Accounts department and/or send the endorsed check to us so we can apply it to your balance.
We are pleased to offer you the convenience of paying your account balance by personal check, debit card, VISA or MasterCard. We can take VISA or MasterCard payments over the phone.
If you have any questions or concerns about insurance or billing, please contact our patient accounts department at 301-665-1712. Our patient accounts department office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm.
The retina and vitreous are essential to our vision. The retina is a delicate, multilayered light-sensitive membrane lining the inside wall at the back of the eye. It is connected by the optic nerve to the brain. The macula, at the center of the retina, creates our ability to see detail. The central pit in the macula that produces the sharpest vision is the fovea. Surrounding the macula is the peripheral retina, which enables our peripheral vision. Attached to the retina, the vitreous is a gel-like substance that fills the eyeball between the lens and the retina. When the retina or vitreous are damaged from injuries, infections, illness, aging and diseases such as diabetes, vision can become impaired.
Retina Consultants is committed to providing our patients with the finest vitreoretinal care available which includes providing them with information on common retinal diseases. This page is dedicated to providing our patients with information on vitreoretinal diseases that we manage and treat.
Select the eye disease you are researching from the list below for an in-depth overview.
- Age-Related Macular Degeneration (dry & wet)
- Anti-VEGF Medication Treatment
- Central Serous Retinopathy
- Choroidal Neovascular Membrane
- Closure of Retinal Blood Vessels
- Cystoid Macular Edema
- Cytomegalovirus Retinitis
- Diabetic Retinopathy (Non-Proliferative & Proliferative)
- Dislocated Lens (non-Intraocular Lens Implant)
- Epi-Retinal Membrane
- Flashes & Floaters
- Fluorescein Angiography
- Laser Treatment of Eye Diseases, including NPDR & PDR
- Macular Hole
- Ocular Histoplasmosis Syndrome
- Pigment Epithelial Dystrophy
- Pneumatic Retinopexy
- Posterior Vitreous Detachment
- Proliferative Vitreo-Retinopathy
- Retinal Blood Vessel Occlusion
- Retinal Detachment
- Retinitis Pigmentosa
- Scleral Buckling Surgery
- Trauma & Intra-Ocular Foreign Body
- Vitreous Hemorrhage w/ Retinal Tear & Retinal Detachment
- Vitrectomy Surgery