Dr. Gordon Byrnes, MD

Dr. Gordon Byrnes, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 61
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Dr. Gordon Byrnes, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Alexandria, VA and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences in 1983 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

6354 Walker Ln Ste 100

Alexandria, VA 22310

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Byrnes performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Macular Hole
very high
more than 99% of peers
Macular Edema
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retina Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Byrnes' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Byrnes "Dr. Byrnes first pursued his passion for medicine at the University of Colorado where he received a Bachelor of Arts (with distinction) in Molecular/Cellular Biology. He then went to the F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences where he was awarded a Doctor of Medicine degree. His post-doctoral training started with a Family Practice internship at the Naval Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. and was followed by a residency in Ophthalmology at the National Naval Medical Center and a fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery/Ocular Oncology at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. For more than 10 years, Dr. Byrnes trained ophthalmologists as a Residency Program Director at the National Naval Medical Center. He also has worked extensively as a volunteer staff member at the National Institute of Health (NIH), performing patient consultations and surgeries for national research projects. His multifaceted role at The Retina Group of Washington includes serving as a surgical instructor for the practice's Retinal Surgery Fellowship program. Dr. Byrnes is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is an Examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology. He holds licenses in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., and is affiliated with Washington Hospital Center and Inova Fairfax Oaks Hospital. He heads the latter's Retinal Surgery Section, one of the busiest and most respected facilities of its kind in Northern Virginia. A participant in numerous clinical and laboratory research projects throughout his career, Dr. Byrnes assisted in NIH studies on macular degeneration, uveitis and ocular lymphoma. He was the principal investigator for the Ozurdex Implant--which gained FDA approval and is used extensively today—and has over 20 published abstracts and 30 published articles to his credit, including a piece entitled "How Trout See" for Fly Fisherman. Dr. Byrnes is a frequent presenter at regional and national meetings and he oversees an annual retinal meeting in the Washington, D.C. area. He has received humanitarian and teaching awards and also volunteers as a Staff Ophthalmologist at the Fairfax Lyons Clinic."
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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

83  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Leucocoria
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Magnetic
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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13  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Iridotomy
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Colorado At Denver
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Naval Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • National Naval Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Willis Eye Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Byrnes has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Byrnes' Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Byrnes to family and friends
15 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

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  • 4
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  • 3
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Dr. Byrnes' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Byrnes is a gifted, caring doctor. Support staff & facility utterly fail to match. Desk staff talk & laugh loudly about personal matters, entire waiting rm can hear, appears they don't care about patients there w/serious health concerns. Walls are paper-thin, waiting rm can hear Dr-patient...more
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Dr. Byrnes has always instill trust, faith and confidence in every visit that I have had with him. He has a warm and professional manner which makes the concept of dealing with disorders and diseases of the eye(s) less scary. He always seems to keep the comfort and care of his clients upfront.
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