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Dr. Sanford Chen, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
24022 Calle De La Plata; Suite #475
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Sanford Chen's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Chen studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Chen trained at Scheie Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. His areas of clinical interest consist of vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Chen takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: America's Top Ophthalmologists Consumers' Research Council of America, 6th Edition; Patients' Choice Physician Award MDx Medical; and Physician of Excellence Orange County Medical Association, Multiple years. Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Dr. Chen is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Charles William Gustav Eifrig, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
23521 Paseo De Valencia; #305
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Charles Eifrig is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. Dr. Eifrig's clinical interests encompass macular degeneration and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eifrig honors. Dr. Eifrig has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MemorialCare Health System, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Rajiv Ramesh Rathod, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
23521 Paseo De Valencia.; Suite 309
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Rajiv Rathod is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, minimally invasive surgery, and macular hole. Dr. Rathod accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Rathod (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Korean, and Gujarati. Dr. Rathod is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Macular Degeneration, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
23521 Paseo De Valencia; Suite 207
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Brent Norman is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Norman is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Norman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Desmond Edward McGuire, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
23521 Paseo De Valencia; Suite 305
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Desmond McGuire works as a retina specialist in Santa Ana, CA and Laguna Hills, CA. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. McGuire include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. McGuire takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. McGuire has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MemorialCare Health System, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. John C Hwang, MBA, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
23521 Paseo De Valencia; Suite 207
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. John Hwang specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Santa Ana, CA, Laguna Hills, CA, and Newport Beach, CA. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hwang include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hwang at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Hwang is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Brian Takemoto Kim, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
24401 Calle De La Louisa; Suite 300
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Brian Kim is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests encompass retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Kim's education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
19 Needle Grass
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Kurtz's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Kurtz include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Before performing his residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, Dr. Kurtz attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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What are Vitreoretinal Diseases?

Vitreoretinal disease, or vitreoretinal surgery, is a subspecialty of ophthalmology that focuses on the surgical care of the back of the eye, or the retina. The retina is the layer of nerve tissue at the rear of the eye that senses light and is responsible for vision. Connected to the retina is a thick, clear gel called vitreous. In order to perform surgery on the retina, the vitreous must sometimes be removed. Doctors who can operate on these incredibly delicate parts of the eye are called vitreoretinal surgeons.

Some of the eye conditions that a vitreoretinal surgeon might treat include:
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Macular degeneration
  • Retinal detachment or tears
  • Macular holes
  • Retinal vein occlusion
  • Retinoblastomas

During vitreoretinal surgery, small incisions are made in the white of the eye, and very tiny instruments are inserted. The surgeon uses a microscope to treat the areas needed deep within the eye. In some procedures, a gas bubble is injected into the eye to apply pressure to the retina and keep it in place while it heals. If this is the case, you may be asked to lie face down for a few days after surgery. Eye drops containing antibiotics and other medications are also commonly prescribed.

Vitreoretinal diseases can be a serious threat to your vision. In many cases, vitreoretinal surgery can ensure you are able to see well into the future.