Our commitment is to provide compassionate, personalized treatment for disorders of the retina and vitreous using the highest quality techniques. Our physicians have extensive experience in treating a wide range of retinal diseases including:


Before we can explain about your condition, it is important to understand how the eye works when it is working properly.


We have implemented a new electronic health records system! We are asking all of our patients to update their information if they have not done so in the previous six months. Click here for our form to update. Thank you for your patience with us as we learn this new system!

We have updated our Notice of Privacy Practices to comply with new rules from the HIPAA and HITECH acts, effective September 23, 2013. Please click here for our updated policy.

Dr. Sjaarda and Dr. Thompson are very pleased to announce that David E. Barañano, M.D., Ph.D. has joined them at Retina Specialists. Dr. Barañano comes to Retina Specialists from the faculty of the Wilmer Eye Institute and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he taught vitreoretinal surgery and led the pediatric retina service in addition to treating the full spectrum of adult retinal conditions. Dr. Barañano is available to see patients at all three of the offices of Retina Specialists: Towson, Frederick, and our newest office in Columbia, MD.

In order to better serve you, in January, 2013, we opened an office in Columbia, Maryland! Please see below for the address and phone number, and click here for directions.

Since our beginning, we have been in the forefront of treating some very common eye conditions. We have been involved in clinical trials that have led to approval of three major treatments for wet age-related macular degeneration, and we are now enrolling or will soon begin to enroll patients in four more studies. Click on this link for more information, and please contact our office at 410-296-9748 if you are interested in learning more about the latest clinical studies.
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Retina Specialists-
Columbia Office

9700 Patuxent Woods Drive
Suite 110
Columbia, MD 21046

Phone: 410-772-9700
Fax: 410-772-9755

Retina Specialists-
Frederick Office

77 Thomas Johnson Drive
Suite B
Frederick, MD 21702

Phone: 301-682-9700
Fax: 301-682-3578

Retina Specialists-
Towson Office

6569 N. Charles Street
Suite 605
Towson, MD 21204

Phone: 410-296-9700
Fax: 410-296-9705