(207) 773-3937

195 Fore River Parkway, Suite 480, Portland, ME

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

What to Expect

The average length of your appointment is two to three hours depending on the severity and complexity of your eye problem. Both of your eyes will be dilated and this will affect your ability to drive.

Please arrange for a driver to accompany you to your visit.

While we attempt to see all patients promptly, we must occasionally see emergency patients and this can impact our schedule. We appreciate your patience should this occur.

What to bring to your first exam at The Retina Center of Maine

What to Bring

Your medical insurance cards If your insurance is an HMO or PPO please obtain the necessary referrals PRIOR to your visit.

Your glasses Both distance and near glasses if needed.

A complete list of medications with dosages Be sure to include any and all eye drops.

A list of prior eye problems and treatments