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The 32rd annual meeting of the American Society of Retinal Specialists, formerly The Vitreous Society, took place in August this year. VMR Institute's founding director Dr. Sebag presented on VMR Institute’s experience with limited vitrectomy for floaters. In our scientific study of the effects of floaters...

  [column col="1/4"] [/column] [column col="1/4"] [/column] [column col="1/4"] [/column][column col="1/4"] [/column]   On Wednesday, August 20th, the VMR Institute held yet another informative lecture as part of its 2014 Lecture Series. Dr. Chong, the keynote speaker, Wednesday night centered around the pathophysiology of retinal tears and detachments. Attendees were informed how to suspect a retinal tear or...

Dr. Lawrence P. Chong Named Castle Connolly Top Doctor Dr. Lawrence P. Chong Named Castle Connolly Top Doctor Huntington Beach, Calif., August, 14, 2014 — VMR Institute, a leading facility for treatment of disorders of vitreous, macula, and retina in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas, announced...

The American Ophthalmological Society (AOS) held it's 150th annual meeting in the same locale as its very first meeting - the southern end of the borough of Manhattan in the City of New York. This venerable and prestigious organization is the oldest medical society in America....

"Leading Eye and Vision Research” was the theme of the annual meeting for the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) which this May in Orlando, Florida. As in past years, members of the VMR Institute staff and students were chosen to present their work...

  [column col="1/3"] [/column] [column col="1/3"] [/column][column col="1/3"] [/column]     On Monday, July 7th, the VMR Institute held its fifth lecture of the 2014 Lecture Series. This lecture centered around Exudative Maculopathies; the various causes for exudative maculopathy that can be grouped anatomically as those that arise from changes in front of...

Upon his return to the VMR office from an extended weekend, Dr. Sebag was pleasantly surprised to find that the wonderful staff had the office adorned with elegant balloons (as many as he turned in age this year), and showered him with gifts, a cake and...

Back in October of 2013, we were thrilled to announce that Dr. Sebag's research on floaters and the safety of a surgery used to treat them, was accepted for publication in Retina: the Journal of Retinal and Vitreous Diseases, a top ranked medical journal. We are...

Dr. Chong was an international guest speaker and on the scientific committee of the 37th Congress of the  Brazilian Society of Retina and Vitreous held in Campinas, Brazil April 12-13, 2014.   [divider scroll_text=""]   After the meeting, Dr. Chong took two of his former students, Professor Marcello Casellas...

The Aging Eye lectures were a success! We are so grateful to all of those that made it out to hear Dr. Sebag, Dr. Hertzog, and Dr. Chang speak on the topic. A huge thank you to Dr. Hertzog and Dr. Chang for being our...

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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