PO Box 1182, Windham, Maine 04062

Your Exam

During your visit your eyes will be thoroughly examined by a retina physician. Depending on the initial findings, specialized testing may be ordered. Some of the testing that are offered include:

Fundus Photographs 
These involve the use of a sophisticated digital camera to study the retina.

Fluorescein Angiography
 This photographic study allows the physician to obtain more detailed images of the retina. After an intravenous injection of fluorescein a digital camera will record precise information about the retina, blood vessels and optic nerve.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
 This test uses a scanning laser to provide detailed high resolution images of the macula that are helpful in the diagnosis and treatment of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other macular diseases.

 This test uses sound waves to image the back of the eye when the view is obscured by a dense cataract, blood or other opaque material. The ultrasound also helps the doctor to diagnose ocular tumors and other conditions.

After completing the exam, our retina physicians will discuss the findings and recommend treatment. Some treatments can be performed during that visit, however, other procedures may have to be scheduled at a later time.

Retina Center of Maine doctor examines a patient
In office procedures include laser therapy for various ocular conditions, intravitreal injections, pneumatic retinopexy and cryotherapy. Surgical procedures that cannot be performed in the office are done at Mercy Hospital Fore River.

What to expect at the Retina Center of Maine

Retina Center of Maine is now closed.

Dr. Mark Balles, and his staff thank you for your trust and allowing the Retina Center of Maine to provide the best possible retina care for you and your family.

If you would like us to send you your medical records please fill out the attached form and mail it to us. Medical Record Release Form.

What to bring to your first exam at The Retina Center of Maine To read a thank you letter from Dr. Mark Balles, MD: click here.

PO Box 1182, Windham, Maine 04062