Our retina specialists at the VMR Institute in Huntington Beach, California, near Los Angeles, treat various retinal diseases. We have state of the art laser therapy and surgery of the eye’s vitreous, macula, and retina. Sensitive to the needs of each patient, expert surgeons Dr. Jerry Sebag and Dr. Lawrence P. Chong offer specialty care with extreme compassion.
Dr. Sebag and Dr. Chong are considered pre-eminent authorities on the diagnosis and treatment of complex conditions of the eye such as:
A complication of diabetes, diabetic retinopathy is one of the leading causes of blindness in this country. At the VMR Institute, we treat countless numbers of people suffering from diabetic retinopathy in the Los Angeles and Orange County area. Diabetes damages the tiny blood vessels inside the retina. These fragile vessels can begin to leak blood into the center of the eye and blur vision.
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Macular degeneration, sometimes referred to as AMD (age-related macular degeneration), is the leading cause of blindness in individuals over the age of 65. Unfortunately, many of our patients are not diagnosed with macular degeneration until the advanced stages of the disease, when treatment is less effective than earlier in the course of this progressive disease.
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The retina lines the inside of the back of the eye and acts like a film in camera. A break in the retina, often associated with floaters and flashing lights, allows fluid to accumulate behind the retina and detach the retina away from its main source of nutrition and oxygen. At the VMR Institute, we commonly diagnose and treat patients with retinal detachment.
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A macular hole is a small break in the macula, the central portion of the retina that is responsible for central vision we use to drive and for seeing small details. A macular hole can cause blurred and distorted central vision.
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Macular Pucker is a condition resulting abnormal aging of the vitreous called anomalous posterior vitreous detachment.
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Retinal Vein Occlusions can occur when there is damage to the blood vessels of the retina (the lining of the inside of the back of the eye), causing poor circulation to the retina.
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