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397 Little Neck Rd, 3300 South Building, Suite 202, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Telephone: (757) 227-4300 | Fax: (757) 486-3125

Patient Resources

Patient Education

What is the retina?

The retina is a thin layer of nerve fibers that lines the inner wall of the eye. Its function is similar to film in a camera. The retina receives light rays, converts them to an electrical signal and this is sent to the brain, forming an image.

What is the macula?

The macula is the part of the retina responsible for fine, detailed central vision.

What is the vitreous?

The vitreous is the clear gel that fills the eye.


Online Resources

Mandell Retina Center recommends the following resources for more medical information on retinal diseases of the eye.

Meet Our Physicians

Meet Our Specialists

Our retina specialists are board-certified ophthalmologists with advanced training in vitreoretinal surgery to diagnose and manage the full spectrum of diseases affecting the retina, macula, and vitreous.

Convenient Offices

Map and directions to the offices of Mandell Retina Center | Virginia Beach Retina Specialists

Mandell Retina Center has three convenient offices located in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. For the address, interactive map, and driving directions to any of our offices, please choose a location below.