Dr. Gordon A. Byrnes, MD

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Dr. Gordon A. Byrnes, MD

Ophthalmology | Male

The Retina Group of Washington 6354 Walker Ln Ste 100, Alexandria, VA 22310 Get Directions
(703) 313-8822

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      in Alexandria, VA |
      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 conversations coming from the exam rms, & in the exam rms you can hear every word in the next exam rm & in the staff area. Tech lacked empathy & basic courtesy, seemed to hate her job, & reeked of garlic.
      in Herndon, VA |
      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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      Specialties

      • Ophthalmology

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      • Ophthalmology

      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
      • Cataract
      • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
      • Chalazion
      • Chorioretinal Scars
      • Chorioretinitis
      • 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
      • Thyroid Disease
      • Trichiasis
      • Ulcer
      • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
      • Vascular Disease
      • Visual Field Defects
      • Vitreous Hemorrhage
      • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

      Procedures Performed

      • 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

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        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences

        Graduated in 1983

      • Internship Hospital
        Naval Hospital

        Completed in 1984

      • Residency Hospital
        National Naval Med Center

        Completed in 1990

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Willis Eye Hospital

        Completed in 1993

      • Undergraduate School
        University Of Colorado At Denver

        Graduated in 1982

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      • Board certified in Ophthalmology
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      Dr. Byrnes says...

      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.