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Some would say that our eyesight is our most valuable sense. It is certainly the one we rely on the most day to day. From reading signs and text messages, to recognizing friends and family, to assessing the danger of crossing a busy street or...

It’s no secret that people often delay eye exams, especially if they don’t need contacts or glasses. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, however, there are 61 million American adults currently at high risk for serious vision loss -- yet only...

The History of Vail Vitrectomy [caption id="attachment_5263" align="alignright" width="382"] Vail Vitrectomy 2016 at The Marriott Hotel[/caption] In 1972, a group of four vitreous pioneers began backpacking trips near Telluride, Colorado. Robert Machemer, Tom Aaberg Sr., Paul Wetzig and his son Rich, and Guy O’Grady took a trip every summer for...

Dr. Sebag will be giving a presentation on the aging changes in the eye. He will discuss how aging can result in blinding diseases such as retinal detachment, macular holes, as well as age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in people above the...

Dr. Chong will be giving a very informative lecture at Hoag Health Center on Thursday, February 9th, 2016. In his talk you will learn why age related macular degeneration is the leading cause of irreversible visual loss in those age 65 and older as well as what symptoms...

Breakthrough Results of the DRCR.net Protocol S and Protocol T Will Dramatically Change the Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy The Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network (DRCR.net) is a collaborative network dedicated to facilitating multicenter clinical research of diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema and associated conditions; some of...

Dr. Lawrence P. Chong Named Top Doctor 2016 Dr. Lawrence P. Chong has been named one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly once more in 2016   Huntington Beach, Calif., January, 10, 2016 — VMR Institute, a leading facility for treatment of disorders of vitreous, macula, and retina...

Dr. Sebag and some of the staff attended the Orange County Optometric Society's symposium held on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at the iconic Oakley Headquarters in Foothill Ranch. Dr. Sebag gave an informative lecture on “Curing Vitreous Floaters Safely and Effectively – a new paradigm is...

Dr. Sebag brought the floaters discussion to Paris, France at the The French Ophthalmology Society's 121st annual meeting at the Palais des Congrès. A special symposium was organized by the Secretary General of the society, Professor Christophe Baudouin who is also a member of the American Ophthalmological...

In June, 2015, Dr. Jerry Sebag gave a presentation on the results of surgery to cure vitreous floaters at The Doheny Eye Institute's 47th annual "Doheny Days" meeting. The event was held in the auditorium of the Doheny Vision Research Center on San Pablo Street in Los Angeles. Dr. Jerry...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert

In response to the threat posed by the C-virus pandemic throughout the world, the VMR Institute for Vitreous Macula Retina has instituted protective measures that are in compliance with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the California Medical Association (CMA). These specifically include telephone screening for recent travel and relevant symptoms, measuring patient temperature upon presentation to the office, decreasing patient visit volumes by only caring for urgent or emergent cases, and spreading out appointments to implement ‘social distancing’. All staff are equipped with PPE and all equipment and patient contact areas are cleaned between patients.

Thank you for your patience and forbearance during these trying times. Together, we shall prevail.

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