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Peak Retina

We deliver patient-focused, equitable, and cutting-edge vitreoretinal care to vulnerable patients and establish collaborative relationships with partnering medical practices throughout Western Washington.

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Meet our doctor

Dr. Marcus Colyer
My commitment to every patient is that I will care for your eyes as if you are my own family.
Dr. Marcus Colyer

Attended the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY

Earned a scholarship to attend Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, PA

Completed an internship and residency in Ophthalmology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC

Completed a fellowship in Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery at Georgetown University and The Retina Group of Washington

Served in the US Army for 20 years, achieving a rank of Colonel

16 years at Walter Reed National Military Center in Bethesda, MD

Held various positions, including Ophthalmology Residency Director, Ophthalmology Service Chief, Chief of the Department of Surgery, and Ophthalmologist Consultant to the White House Medical Unit

Concluded Army career as a Retina Specialist at Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis McChord

Served as the Ophthalmology Consultant to The Surgeon General

Internationally-respected expert on ophthalmic trauma

Member of the National Eye Institute's Internal Clinical Research Committee

Board-Certified Ophthalmologist

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery for 20 years

Promoted to Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University

Author of over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts

Our services

Macular Degeneration

Progressive eye disease causing loss of central vision, affecting macula, impairing daily activities.

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Eye condition resulting from chronic diabetes that damages the retina, potentially leading to vision loss or blindness.

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Retinal Detachment

Vision suddenly blurs or dims as retina peels away, needs immediate treatment.

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Retinal Vein Occlusion

Blockage in retinal veins leading to vision loss; often linked to hypertension or diabetes, occasionally other causes.

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Macular Hole

Sudden defect in macula distorts central vision, typically corrected through surgical intervention.

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If you are experiencing flashing lights or floaters, it could signal an urgent eye condition, and urgent eye evaluation is recommended.

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Macular Pucker

A thin layer of scar tissue forms on the macula, causing blurry or distorted central vision.

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Additional Conditions

Understanding conditions that can affect the retina is essential for maintaining optimal eye health.

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