Tysons / Alexandria / Manassas
Advanced Retina Center
Advanced Retina Center is a state of the art practice and facility dedicated to delivering the highest level of care to patients with retinal conditions.
Tysons / Alexandria / Manassas
Advanced Retina Center
Our physicians are specialized and experienced in conditions of the retina and uvea, and help provide expertise to help guide your treatment choices.
Who We Are
Founded in 2009 by J. John Woo, MD, Advanced Retina Center is a state of the art medical practice that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the deeper structures of the eye: the retina, macula, vitreous, and uvea. Some of these conditions can result in severe vision loss without prompt and proper treatment.
Our physicians are highly skilled and experienced in treating many of these conditions. We are board certified medical doctors and surgeons with advanced fellowship training and expertise in the specialty of the retina and uvea. Our practice uses a variety of advanced technology and the most up to date treatment options to deliver the highest quality patient care.more information on Who We Are
Our goal is to provide you with a focused retinal evaluation, with accurate diagnosis and treatment options to address the condition in a compassionate and caring manner.
Macular DegenerationAge-related macular degeneration, loss in the centre of the field of vision, occurs when the macula, the center of the retina, is damaged.
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Diabetic RetinopathyDiabetic retinopathy occurs when high blood sugar levels in diabetic patients cause damage to blood vessels in the retina.
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Retinal DetachmentRetinal detachment occurs when the retina separates from the back of the eye due to a break in the retina (retinal tear or hole) or due to the vitreous gel or membranes imparting traction, thereby pulling on the retina.
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Macular HoleMacular hole is a condition where the central-most area of the retina responsible for focusing and detailed vision breaks down leaving a central "hole" and causing a central blind spot due to an absence of retinal tissue.
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Retinal TearRetinal tear occurs when the vitreous gel pulls on the retina causing the retinal tissue layer to break or rip, which can cause bleeding into the eye and progress rapidly to a retinal detachment.
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Floaters and FlashesWhen patients experience and see "dots" or "lines" or "spiderweb" like symptoms in their vision, or see bright lights in the shape of an arc in their peripheral field of vision, it is called floaters and flashes, respectively.
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Macular PuckerMacular pucker, or epiretinal membrane (ERM), occurs when a fine film of cellophane like material forms on the retinal surface.
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UveitisUveitis are conditions that cause inflammation inside the eye, in a part called the uvea, which is the middle layer of the eye.
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Central Serous RetinopathyOften associated with stress or increased levels of cortisol, central serous chorioretiopathy (CSCR) is a condition that in most cases resolve on its own.
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Retinal Vascular OcclusionWhen a blood vessel in the retina becomes occluded, it can lead to serious and sudden vision loss. The treatment options and prognosis depend on which type of blood vessel becomes occluded and the severity of the obstruction.
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Our Medical Professionals
title or focusRetina
Dr. Woo is an accomplished retinal surgeon and specialist, with over 20 years of clinical and teaching experience, who continues to strive to improve the patient care experience.
title or focusRetina and Uveitis
Having expertise and formally trained with world renowned experts in the field of retina and uvea at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami and Mount Sinai Hospital in…
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Major insurance providers accepted
In addition to the insurance providers displayed above, we are contracted with Multiplan/PHCS, Railroad Medicare, and Workers Compensation. Please contact Advanced Retina Center to verify the current participation with your insurance plan to avoid potential unexpected or additional out-of-pocket expenses. If your insurance requires a referral from a Primary Care Physician (PCP), please obtain a referral for your office visit prior to your appointment.
Established for over 14 years
- 2009: Opened first office in Tysons, VA
Advanced Retina Center opened in July 2009 with the goal of becoming a trusted specialized practice for patients with retinal diseases.
- 2014: Opened second office in Alexandria, VA
With steady growth and service to the community, Advanced Retina Center opened a second office location in Alexandria, VA. In 2017, Dr. Timmes joined Advanced Retina Center. In 2021, Dr. Gulati came on staff at Advanced Retina Center.
- 2023: Opened third office in Manassas, VA
Advanced Retina Center opened its third office location in Manassas, VA, expanding access and care.
Read What Our Patients Say
The reviews are 100% true--this is a five-star practice. So grateful to the administrative team who prioritized my husband based on him having some concerning symptoms. He was able to see Dr. Gulati right away, and she was excellent. She was able to diagnose him quickly and fortunately allay his fears about his worrisome symptoms. We are extremely pleased to have found a fantastic practice and will be referring others accordingly!
Had emergency surgery for retinal detachment and I was terrified. Dr. Woo explained everything calmly and kindly before and after the surgery. And did an excellent job. I was afraid for the surgery, but I also knew I was in the best of hands.
Very professional and knowledgeable specialist!