Randall Wong, M.D.
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rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Randall Wong, M.D.
"Doctor Wong congratulations on being named a featured member of the week."
Sep 7
Randall Wong, M.D. was featured
Sep 7
Randall Wong, M.D. commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Diabetics With Eye Problems'
"Best of luck. r"
Sep 2
Randall Wong, M.D. commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Diabetics With Eye Problems'
"@Cinderfella - so the question is whether you've had sufficient PRP? The goal would be to ensure you've had enough. Perhaps then, this would be tailored with anti-VEGF injections (Avastin, Lucentis, Eylea). Very subtle differences between…"
Aug 27
Randall Wong, M.D. commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Diabetics With Eye Problems'
"If I may add my "two cents." Diabetic retinpathy is probably best treated by a retina specialist who treats more than diabetic retinopathy because at some point diabetic retinopathy can be a surgical disease. Most retina specialists are…"
Aug 27
Randall Wong, M.D. commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Diabetics With Eye Problems'
"Jane, I'm a little confused. Did you mean to say you had laser surgery due to a tear in your retina? Tears in the retina are usually unassociated with diabetes. In severe cases of diabetic retinopathy, where a retinal detachment has occurred, a…"
May 5
Randall Wong, M.D. replied to TI's discussion 'Cataract Surgery- Hard Lens vs Soft Lens' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"Intraocular lenses, in general, do not cause any inflammation or pain. They have been used for over 35 years and are considered standard of care. Randy"
Apr 7
Randall Wong, M.D. replied to TI's discussion 'Cataract Surgery- Hard Lens vs Soft Lens' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"You are welcome. Have a great weekend. r"
Sep 7, 2013
Randall Wong, M.D. replied to TI's discussion 'Cataract Surgery- Hard Lens vs Soft Lens' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"The normally clear tissue which holds the implant almost always gets cloudy with time. A Yag laser (different type of laser used to treat diabetic retinopathy) can open up the cloudy tissue and restore vision. I wrote this article on Posterior…"
Sep 6, 2013
Randall Wong, M.D. is now friends with Mike, Doris D and Manny Hernandez
Aug 12, 2013
Randall Wong, M.D. replied to TI's discussion 'Cataract Surgery- Hard Lens vs Soft Lens' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"Amanda, Glad to be so some help. Get the cataract removed, let your retina specialist better examine and treat you and move forward! Stay well. Randy Randall V. Wong, M.D. Retina Specialist Fairfax, VA 22031 www.RetinaEyeDoctor.com"
Aug 12, 2013
Randall Wong, M.D. replied to TI's discussion 'Cataract Surgery- Hard Lens vs Soft Lens' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"Should not have to ask for IOL. I would dare to say it's standard of care. There are a few exceptions, such as, if you are extremely, extremely near-sighted and have a prescription of about -20. In this situation, vision is actually better…"
Aug 12, 2013
Randall Wong, M.D. replied to TI's discussion 'Cataract Surgery- Hard Lens vs Soft Lens' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"TI, It is standard. The part about the laser/glue/soft lens......have him/her explain better. I think they were attempting to advise you about the "in the event of developing a retinal detachment requiring oil..." Randy Randall Wong,…"
Aug 11, 2013
Randall Wong, M.D. replied to TI's discussion 'Cataract Surgery- Hard Lens vs Soft Lens' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"amanda02, Monofocal- presently the gold standard. Usually calculated so that you can see clearly for distance. You will need to use reading glasses. This is still the most common type of IOL used. Multifocal - these lenses allow you to see both at…"
Aug 11, 2013
Randall Wong, M.D. replied to TI's discussion 'Cataract Surgery- Hard Lens vs Soft Lens' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"Tina, I forgot to say that, with regard to the resultant vision, there really is no difference between the hard or "soft" IOLs. Perhaps, due to a larger size, the hard IOL may have a tiny advantage. At our office, we use the silicone or…"
Aug 11, 2013
Randall Wong, M.D. replied to TI's discussion 'Cataract Surgery- Hard Lens vs Soft Lens' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"Tina, I'm a little wary of the explanation linking laser and cataract formation, but okay, so you've got cataracts. The issue with the "soft" or silicone lens is that, in the highly unlikely event, you would need silicone OIL to…"
Aug 11, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
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I have been asked several times by the community of TuDiabetes to share my tecahing and knowledege about diabetic reitnopathy.
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I am a retina specialist and have created a website to teach my patients, and others, about diabetic retinopathy.

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At 7:36pm on September 7, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Doctor Wong congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 2:42pm on September 7, 2014, Linda G said…

AWESOME RANDALL!! You're a FEATURE MEMBER!! BRAVO!

At 11:57am on April 20, 2013, David (dns) said…

After watching your videochat here on tuD, I requested a fluorescin angiogram simply as a precaution. The results were quite good, and now I have a baseline yardstick for future reference. Thanks very much for the excellent advice!

At 10:37am on March 22, 2013, Marie B said…

Hi Dr. Wong, would you consider giving us a donation of any size as part of our current fundraising campaign?

http://www.tudiabetes.org/forum/topics/let-s-celebrate-tudiabetes-6th-birthday

We want to be able to reach even more PWDs and be able to bring them informative and helpful programs, such as your recent chat. thanks!

At 7:49pm on March 3, 2013, Linda G said…

Thank you...infinitely...for the valuable information shared on the video chat!!

At 2:14pm on March 1, 2013, jrtpup said…

Thank you SO much for the video chat today! I learned a lot, but even more exciting is learning how you practice/interact with patients! I wish all medical professionals were as accessable/interactive as you :)

At 6:57am on October 25, 2012, Marie B said…

oh yes , he gets a dialated exam every year. His a1c is consistently in the 6s. (mine too). thanks so much.

At 5:27am on October 25, 2012, Marie B said…

thank you Dr. Wong. My husband has been type2 for 20 years and he's never had it done, so naturally I worry.

At 1:56pm on October 24, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Dr. Wong, I'm a long time type1 w/ retinopathy (all burned out) and I was shocked today to hear my type2 sister had a Fluorescein Angiography done today. She does not have symptoms of retinopathy, is it common practice these days to do this as a baseline? I think she's been type 2 maybe 5 years. thanks for being here.

At 6:41pm on August 2, 2012, Josh F said…

Congrats and well deserved!

 
 
 

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