Randall Wong, M.D.
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  • Fairfax, VA
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Randall Wong, M.D. was featured
Feb 10
Randall Wong, M.D. commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Diabetics With Eye Problems'
"I'm assuming that most of you are receiving Lucentis because of diabetic macular edema? There is another treatment for DME, called Ozurdex. It is a sustained release intraocular steroid and is very effective. It has been FDA approved for about…"
Feb 10
Randall Wong, M.D. commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Diabetics With Eye Problems'
"@MapleSugar @missrobbie @amanda02 As a retina specialist, perhaps I can lend some perspective. ATE's stands for Arterial Thromboembolic Events. It includes nonfatal stroke and heart attack. Lucentis and other anti-VEGF drugs carry the same…"
Feb 9
Randall Wong, M.D. commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Diabetics With Eye Problems'
"There can be several reasons why your doctor "won't" sign your papers - one very good reason could be that with therapy and/or glasses, you might see better. Also understand that ratings exams for disability are completely different…"
Jan 30
Randall Wong, M.D. replied to Vikki's discussion 'bleed after 3 months po vitrectomy' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"Lucentis generally works within just a couple of days, but that really only means the "abnormal vessesl" (the neovascularization) shrink up and can't bleed. You've still got blood in the vitreous which may re-distribute and may…"
Dec 8, 2014
Randall Wong, M.D. replied to Vikki's discussion 'bleed after 3 months po vitrectomy' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"Vikki, PDR can be pretty tough. If the PDR is not controlled, it will likely cause blindness by either causing; 1. A diabetic retinal detachment 2. Neovascular glaucoma Fortunately, since PRP was "invented" this usually does not occur.…"
Dec 7, 2014
Randall Wong, M.D. replied to Vikki's discussion 'bleed after 3 months po vitrectomy' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"Vikki, I assume you had a vitrectomy for complications of proliferative diabetic retinopathy such as; 1. vitreous hemorrhage, 2. retinal detachment More often, vitrectomy is performed for non-clearing blood in the vitreous. During the operation,…"
Dec 7, 2014
rick (aka: #blankieboy) left a comment for Randall Wong, M.D.
"Doctor Wong congratulations on being named a featured member of the week."
Sep 7, 2014
Randall Wong, M.D. was featured
Sep 7, 2014
Randall Wong, M.D. commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Diabetics With Eye Problems'
"Best of luck. r"
Sep 2, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
No diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
I have been asked several times by the community of TuDiabetes to share my tecahing and knowledege about diabetic reitnopathy.
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http://retinaeyedoctor.com
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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 (aka: #blankieboy) 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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