Retina Eye Center | Augusta & Aiken | Retina Diseases & Vision Disorders
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The Retina Eye Center is a referral-based practice that has provided world-class treatment of medical and surgical retinal disease for over twenty-five years. With fully-equipped offices in both Augusta, Georgia and Aiken, South Carolina, The Retina Eye Center services patients from a large geographic area covering both states. Our physicians are board-certified ophthalmologists that have received additional fellowship training in medical and surgical treatments. 


When referred to the vitreoretinal specialists at The Retina Eye Center, at your initial visit you should expect an extensive and thorough process of dilation, retinal testing, examination, and discussion of your condition. Because of this in-depth process, please be prepared for a lengthier first visit. A report will be sent to your referring doctor as well as your primary care provider. Your medical records are available to you via our online portal. 

Augusta Location

 Augusta, Georgia
3520 Walton Way Ext, Suite 2A 

Conveniently located off Georgia Interstate 20 at the border of Richmond and Columbia counties and proximal to the Target Mall. Our main office is located in Augusta and is open five days a week.

Aiken Location

 Aiken, South Carolina
733 Richland Ave. West 

Located on Richland Avenue at the Louise Eustis Hitchcock Medical Center. Please park and enter at the rear of the building (off Chaffee Lane). The Aiken office is open on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration causes vision loss in the center of the field of vision. Either the center of the retina deteriorates, or leaky blood vessels grow under the retina causing vision loss. 

Pattern Dystrophies

Pattern dystrophies are inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion and involve the Retinal Pigment Epithelium and external macular retina. 

Retinal Artery Occlusion 

Blockage of the retinal artery carrying oxygen to the nerve cells in the retina. The lack of oxygen delivery to the retina may result in the loss of vision. 

Central Serous Chorioretinopathy

Commonly referred to as CSC, is a condition in which fluid accumulates under the retina, causing a serious (fluid-filled) detachment and vision loss. 

Macular Hole 

This is a small break in the macula, located in the retina. The macula provides sharp, central vision we need for reading, driving and seeing fine details. A macular hole can cause blurred and distorted central vision. 

Retinal Detachment 

An emergency situation where the retina (the tissue at the back of the eye) pulls away from the supportive tissue and layer of blood vessels that provide necessary oxygen and nourishment. Could lead to the loss of peripheral vision. 

Diabetic Retinopathy 

This is a diabetes complication that is caused by damage to the blood vessels of the light-sensitive tissue at the retina. 

Macular Pucker 

Macular Pucker is scar tissue that has formed on the retina causing blurred vision or vision loss. 

Retinal Vein Occlusions 

The blockage of small veins that carry blood away from the retina that could cause glaucoma or macular edema. 

New patients are asked to bring the following:

  • Photo identification 
  • Insurance cards (Medical insurance, NOT VISION INSURANCE) 
  • List of their medications & dosage 
  • A driver 
  • Completed Patient Info & Consent forms 


Experienced & Certified

The physicians at The Retina Eye Center have been selected each year by their peers as being amongst the Top Doctors in America since 1998. They provide very subspecialized ophthalmic care in diseases of the retina and vitreous. Dr. Dhaliwal is one of the most requested vitreoretinal surgeons in the states of Georgia and South Carolina and is highly skilled at complex retinal disorders. With over 30 years of surgical experience, he has done many thousands of cases- even in several generations of the same family. We are committed to delivering the highest quality of care to the people of the CSRA, South Carolina, and eastern Georgia.

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