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Vitreous Pathology and Floaters  A lecture by J. Sebag, MD, FACS, FRCOphth, FARVO   Vitreous is the gelatinous structure that fills the center of the eye and is attached to the retina, which lines the inside of the back of the eye and acts like a film in...

You're invited to the 2015 VMR Lecture Series Fluorescein Video Angiography with Dr. Lawrence Chong   The History of Fluorescein Angiography Dr. Chong will discuss the history of fluorescein angiography as well as the science behind it. He will also show video angiographic examples of common and uncommon retinal diseases.     Lawrence Chong, MD Dr. Lawrence...

On Tuesday,  August 4, 2015, the VMR Institute for Vitreous Macula Retina in Huntington Beach, California hosted a large group of community Doctors to a continuing education lecture on the use of pharmacologic vitreolysis for the treatment of anomalous PVD. This new way to treat vitreo-maculopathies has already replaced...

Vein occlusions are commonly seen in a retinal specialist’s office and are second only to diabetic retinopathy in frequency of problems affecting the blood vessels of the eye. There are two types of vein occlusions: the branch retinal vein occlusion and the central retinal vein occlusion....

Diabetic eye exams can prevent blindness. Every patient with diabetes must get regular eye examinations.  The eye disease caused by diabetes is called diabetic retinopathy.  Diabetic retinopathy can cause anything from slight blurring of vision to blindness. Diabetic Eye Exams The risk of developing diabetic eye disease increases...

"Macula" is not a disease. It is the name for the central portion of the retina, which lines the inside of the back of the eye. The retina acts like a film in a camera creating the picture that is sent to the brain where vision...

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) is the premier eye research organization in the world. It’s annual meeting draws over 12,000 scientists and clinicians from all over the world to learn of the latest advances. Only a small number of presentations (less than 5%)...

Dr. Sebag along with research students, Justin Nguyen and Kenneth Yee, presented their research with Doheny Eye Institute of Los Angeles at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology held in Chicago, Illinois this year. Their research, presented as posters in the scientific posters section of the meeting, was based on the principle that all diseases can be better diagnosed and treated if abnormalities can be quantitatively measured.

[caption id="attachment_3960" align="alignleft" width="400"] Dr. Sebag holds party in Chicago to celebrate the release of Vitreous.[/caption] Dr. Jerry Sebag, of the VMR Institute, held a party to commemorate the release of his third book, entitled Vitreous - in Health and Disease. The event, which consisted of a...

[caption id="attachment_3797" align="alignright" width="411"] VMR Institute receives a special visit from Santa Claus[/caption] The 2014 holiday season was indeed a bright one for the VMR staff, when we were paid an unexpected, but very pleasant visit from the man of the season himself, Santa Claus! Along with...

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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