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Dr. Randall Wong

Ophthalmology
Fairfax, VA
34 years experience

Locations

Office

Fairfax, VA

Address

3930 Pender Drive, Suite 10, Fairfax, VA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Medicare

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Cigna

About

Bio

I am a retinal specialist and have been in practice for almost 20 years. I have a blended family including 5 kids and 2 labrador retrievers. I play competitive tennis, love Dunkin' Donuts coffee (can't stand Starbucks) and manage youth hockey teams. I gave up the traditional "doctor/owner" dreams years ago and work for multi-specialty ophthalmic practices in northern Virginia. I am passionate about the Internet and am recognized for my work and experience utilizing social media to effectively improve health information globally for the public.

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery

Doctor Q&A

71 Answers
2 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Amblyopia: Lazy eye is the layman's term for amblyopia or strabismus. One of the eyes is truly weaker and usually deviates in (toward the nose) or out (toward t... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Guessing: Can't make a diagnosis without an examination.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Many Possibilities: A discharge may represent anything from allergies to infection. Does it occur in both eyes, is there pain, how long has this been going on, how old i... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Thyroid Disease: The most common disease causing exophthalmos, a condition where the contents of they eye "push" the eyeball out of the socket, is disease of the thyro... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Simple Solution: The common causes all stem from some type of irritation to the eye; dryness and allergy are probably the most common. Certain infections, too, cou... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
No: In fact it will prevent any injuries...Thus preserving your vision!
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Short lived floaters: The most common effect after yag laser capsulotomy for an "after cataract" is floaters and improved vision. The floaters should resolve within a few ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Histoplasmosis: Histoplasmosis is an initial infection of the lungs giving flu-like or cold-like symptoms...The fungus can sometimes infect the retina (the inside lig... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
I'm confused: Not sure strabismus is related to the ability or inability to wear contacts.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Allergies?: Itching is usually associated with allergy. Contact lenses, pain and redness can be a setup for infection. While it sounds like allergy, get exa... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Cancer of the Eye: A choroidal melanoma is a malignant tumor. It may blind and spread to other organs. There is no diagnostic test and treatment; e.g. Radiation, enucl... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Stop!: You could have either an abrasion or corneal ulcer. You must not wear your lenses and see your eye care provider today.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Depends on Cause: The term physiological means that there is an explanation, or a specific reason, for the double vision. For instance, you could have double vision ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Don't Know: Omega 3 fatty acids are suspected to improve patients with macular degeneration. This has yet to be proven, but a study is underway to determine this... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
No: Refractive error is simply the strength of glasses needed for you to see well. It is the "medicine" in your glasses. Refractive error is directl... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Easy: There are two types of eye doctors; an optometrist and an ophthalmologist. There are a few <a href="http://www.Retinaeyedoctor.Com/2009/10/difference... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Not Sure: Floaters and headaches could be related. What type of prednisone, e.g. Oral? And for what reason? Floaters and headache may be caused by severe in... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Serious Problem: The only treatment for corneal ulcer is copious use of antibiotic known to be effective against the particular type of bacteria causing the infection.... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Maybe: As a retinal specialist, i see lots of people bothered by "floaters." the cause varies and so does the natural history. In many young people, i'... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Get examined: Get a dilated eye exam to ensure that you don't have a retinal tear. Retinal tears can lead to a retinal detachment which can blind.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
See your PCP: If the eyes are not the cause of the pain, i'd recommend you see your family doctor/primary care provider. Lots of other things can give similar sy... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Yes: Your cornea is most likely scratched, but other more serious injuries could give you exactly the same symptoms. Can't distinguish between a corneal ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Probably not: Soaps/detergents can irritate the cornea causing sensitivity, redness and blurry vision. Think of it as a chemical abrasion, but make absolutely sure... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Unlikely: I am not aware of any usual instances causing all 3 symptoms. I would suggest; however, you consider sinus disease as a possible cause of eye pain, e... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Great Prognosis: Irdiotomy for narrow angle glaucoma is usually 100% effective in preventing a glaucoma "attack" from angle closure glaucoma. This is true if the irid... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Confusing answer: Usually cataract surgery is done once. The cataract is removed for ever. Sometimes an implant needs to be removed. More frequently, the clear t... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Don't Play Doctor: If the heart rate is a real concern, his pcp or cardiologist should be consulted.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Simple to diagnose: While i can't be sure without examining you, a likely cause could be that your eyes are simply drying out while your sleeping. Many people actuall... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Remove Lenses: Contact lenses cause your eyes to turn red and can be painful. Basically the lenses are preventing proper oxygen delivery to the surface of the cor... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Regular Examination: The best way to prevent vision loss is by regular examination. There are no known supplements, vitamins or remedies. Ask your eye specialist regar... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Depends: Astemizole is not available in the U.S. The other two are now over the counter medications for seasonal allergies. Consult your doc if you think... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
No Medicine: The best initial treatment for a stye is ...Heat. Try warm compresses several times a day. Use a facecloth and run under hot tap water...Don't burn ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Unusual if not Blue: Actual "spots" on the iris are unusual. Some area may be white in blue eyes, but not really sure what you are asking. Has it been there a long tim... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Second Opinion: Many young patients are aware of floaters. Vision may be normal, but we (docs) can't accurately assess floaters and their effect on vision. Too ma... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Depends and No: Depends upon the exact type of maculopathy, ie. What is the diagnosis? "maculopathy" is a broad term. There is no medicine for floaters, but an op... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Maybe: Most floaters are not guaranteed to go away. Three things can happen; they move to a different part of the eye and become less noticeable, they abs... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Yes, but...: Could be anything from your eyes to actual headache. Sinus disease, however, can certainly cause only headache without your feeling congested. See... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
No.: Macular degeneration is a progressive disease that affects only the macula, that portion of the retina that gives us central vision, e.g. Reading visi... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Immediately: No reasons why not although many docs will advise against, however, your eyes develop significant forces internally when sleeping. Every night we a... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Do They Move?: If the "bubbles" move with eye movement as in they "swish" to and fro, then the bubbles are likely located in your vitreous. Get a dilated examine ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Depends: Scleral buckle surgery is probably about 90% successful. Scleral buckle surgery with gas (when combined with vitrectomy) may be successful 95% of t... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Depends: Can be many of reasons including myasthenia gravis or migraine. Random ptosis should be evaluated by a neuro-ophthalmologist or possibly an ophthal... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Depends: Depending on the concentration and type of gas, as i mentioned in your other question, the gas may last several days to several weeks. You'll have to... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Depends: Intraocular gas is used to fix retinal detachments and to repair macular holes. There are a few other, but less common, applications. Depending on... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Likely: Floaters which have failed to resolve after several months or years are unlikely to move or disappear. Three options; do nothing, vitrectomy or la... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Depends: There are several ways to fix a retinal detachment; a scleral buckle takes the longest to recover as it causes the most trauma from the surgery. I... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Tolerance: Tolerance to contact lenses. Make sure you get the okay from your doc. She can tell if you are ready to retry contact lenses...Assuming this was wha... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
No: Color blindness is not due to a physical defect.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Better Options: Laser treatment with a nd:yag laser is advocated by very, very few doctors. None are retinal specialists. The fear is that not all floaters can be... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Don't Take NO: Anyone who experiences an increase in floaters should get examined within 48-72 hours to look for a retinal tear. Retinal tears can lead to a retinal... Read More

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HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Wong is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wong is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you very much Dr. Wong. I really hope the floaters disappear from view soon. Have a great day.
HealthTap member
Thanks. Thanks. He is "sick" again so that makes sense that his sinuses were bothering him. Bewell.
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks I heard from a md in PA to use baby shampoo diluted it worked

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, PA
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

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American Academy of Ophthalmology
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