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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 sees patients in Santa Ana, CA, Laguna Hills, CA, and Newport Beach, CA. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Dr. Chen attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Scheie Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Chen's distinctions include: 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests encompass macular degeneration and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Eifrig is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, Dr. Eifrig attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Eifrig has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. His professional 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's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Rathod include macular degeneration, minimally invasive surgery, and macular hole. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rathod is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. Dr. Rathod (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Korean, and Gujarati. Dr. Rathod is professionally affiliated with 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)

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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). In his practice, Dr. Norman focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Norman is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Norman's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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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 is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Santa Ana, CA and Laguna Hills, CA. Dr. McGuire studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. He is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McGuire accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. McGuire's professional 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's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hwang's clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MemorialCare Health System, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hwang honors. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute.

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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's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has indicated that his clinical interests include retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Kim is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). 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 specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Kurtz graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. His clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures.

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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.