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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). Dr. Rathod's clinical interests include macular degeneration, minimally invasive surgery, and macular hole. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rathod takes. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. Dr. Rathod (or staff) speaks Spanish, Korean, and Gujarati. Dr. Rathod's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Sanford Chen is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. He is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at Scheie Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen takes. He has received distinctions including 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. His practice is open to 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's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise include macular degeneration and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Eifrig has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Eifrig graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego for residency. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Eifrig's 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

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

Dr. Brent Norman is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Norman's clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is professionally 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. Brian Takemoto Kim, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
24401 Calle De La Louisa; Suite 300
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Brian Kim's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Kim is especially interested in retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Kim is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems

Dr. Desmond Edward McGuire, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
23521 Paseo De Valencia; Suite 207
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Desmond McGuire is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise include the following: vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McGuire takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. McGuire 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. 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). Dr. Hwang attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Hwang completed a residency program at Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute. He is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Hwang has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include MemorialCare Health System, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Hwang's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
19 Needle Grass
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Kurtz's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Kurtz has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center for residency.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
20511 Lake Forest Drive
Lake Forest, CA
 

Dr. Grace Chang sees patients in Lake Forest, CA. Her medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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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.