Leading the way in technology for vision loss and blindness.

VMR Institute has been on the forefront of developing and implementing novel diagnostic technologies not found elsewhere, affording patients the latest in imaging and vision function testing.



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The VMR Institute is equipped with the latest imaging technologies that are all computerized and networked. This means that you don’t need to go elsewhere for testing, since it can all be done in the office, usually on the same day as your visit. Because all tests are computerized, the results are available immediately. In almost all cases, you will leave the office with an answer.



  • Standard Testing


    Standard testing includes state-of-the-art digital imaging for retinal and choroidal angiography, digital ultrasonography, and combined optical coherence tomography – scanning laser ophthalmoscopy.


  • Digital Fundus Photography


    Digital Fundus Photography allows for photographing of the interior parts of the eye including the retina, macula and optic disc in order to better detect, and monitor, conditions such as diabetic retinopathymacular degeneration, and disorders of the macula and retinal vasculature.

  • Digital Fluorescein Angiography


    Digital Fluorescein Angiography is a technique used to examine the eye by which a fluorescent dye is injected into the eye and then, using a specialized camera, enables the doctor to observe and thus make accurate diagnoses and determine if laser surgery or drug injections can treat diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and other retinal disorders.

  • Digital Ophthalmic Ultrasonography

    Digital Ophthalic Ultrasonography is used to evaluate floatersretinal detachments, tumors, intraocular foreign bodies, and trauma.


  • Combined Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) – Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopy (SLO)

    The VMR Institute was among the first centers in the world to use this new imaging technology that provides much greater detail than ever before.


Novel Diagnostic Technologies

For years, the VMR Institute has been involved in developing new ways to diagnose problems in the Vitreous, Macula, & Retina. These programs have been in collaboration with scientists at prestigious institutions across the country.


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In collaboration with Dr. Rafat Ansari of the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Dr. Sebag is helping to develop new diagnostic instrumentation to assist in detecting diseases of the vitreous, macula, and retina early in their course. The earlier a disease is diagnosed, the more effective will be the treatment. Since the eye is the window to the body, this advanced new technology will not only enable non-invasive diagnostics of eye diseases, but also diseases of the brain and body. NASA hopes to use this new diagnostic technology on astronauts in space, but at the VMR Institute the same technology will be available to patients participating in research studies.


Doheny Eye Institute Collaborative Research on Floaters


Recent studies in collaboration with Alfredo Sadun, MD, PhD of the Doheny Eye Institute have led to a deeper understanding of why floaters disturb vision. Using advanced methods of measuring vision, we have identified that patients suffering from floaters are unhappy because contrast sensitivity is cut in half. Fortunately, this can be cured by minimally-invasive vitrectomy and contrast sensitivity returns to normal.

  • View related VMR Publications to learn more:


CalTech /Jet Propulsion Laboratory Collaborative Research

Dr. Sebag and Dr. Sadun have collaborated with Dr. Terri Lawton and Dr. Wolfgang Fink to develop prototype equipment to measure vision at the VMR Institute in Huntington Beach. Many of these tests are not available elsewhere. The results of this research have provided new insights into how various diseases disturb vision. Some examples are:



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