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Michael Samuel, MD & the Acuity team published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology

Created May 16, 2017 by

Michael Samuel, MD and the rest of the Acuity research team has just been published following a study that measured the efficacy of stem-cell based therapy in treating macular degeneration, as well as the safety and tolerance of such treatments. Read the entirety of the study on the AJO homepage here: http://www.ajo.com/article/S0002-9394(17)30161-7/fulltext


Michael Davis MD Retina Specialist at AMA 2015 Chicago

Created June 8, 2015 by

2015 AMA Annual Meeting American Medical Association’s annual meeting is live in Chicago and RIC’s got the details. The Retina Institute’s Michael Davis, MD is currently in attendance under the prestigious role of Delegate for the American Society of Retina Specialists. Davis, along with numerous other medical professionals in a variety of fields will be… Read More »


Glaucoma Research Now Using Virtual Reality

Created May 11, 2015 by

More and more studies are showing that the leading cause of injury-related death in older adults is falls due to poor vision from chronic eye diseases like glaucoma. Researchers are now using virtual reality technology to measure balance and vision in patients with such eye diseases. It’s been found that people with glaucoma have a 3… Read More »


The Ophthalmologist’s Guide to the Retina

Created April 8, 2015 by

The eye is one of the most unique and complex organs of the human body. One important piece of it that is often misunderstood is the retina. As any ophthalmologist will tell you, the retina is absolutely essential to converting light into what is translated as vision. The following video will help explain how this… Read More »


Retina Institute Lancaster Receives 5 Star Award

Created December 18, 2014 by

The Five Star Quality Rating System for Medicare Advantage Plans was established by the Federal government (specifically, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) to rate the quality of patient care and customer service delivered by these Plans (i.e., the better care and service delivered, the more stars are awarded, up to a maximum of… Read More »


Macular Degeneration Treatment Talk with Dr. Culotta

Created December 3, 2014 by

Our very own Dr. Anthony Culotta will be  featured on Vision Talk Radio December 11, 2014 at 1:00PM A show about eyecare on internet radio? Vision Talk Radio is just that! Radio host Dr. Bob Rothbard, OD is the answer man when it comes to everyday vision health. He and his guest experts regularly discuss all aspects… Read More »


Retina Associates Guide to Halloween Contact Lenses

Created October 30, 2014 by

The retina associates of RIC realize that some of you will be looking to take your costume to the next level this Halloween by adding special effect contact lenses. The unfortunate reality is that scariest part of doing so could be the damaging effects on your eyes. When it comes to the wide array of… Read More »


Okularfest Lectures

Created October 16, 2014 by

Okularfest 2014 saw some amazing talks by the top doctors of the area. If you were not fortunate enough to experience them live, or want to take a second look at the information, the lectures are provided in full below. Femtosecond (Wainess) Corneal Erosion Syndrome (Shah) Obamacare (Chang) Ketchum (Alexander) Tumors Talk (Agarwal) The Nerve… Read More »


Okularfest Photobooth

Created October 16, 2014 by

Thank you again for attending Okularfest 2014. Many of you showed your Okularfest pride by stepping into the photobooth, and we’ve got evidence to prove it! Auf Wiedersehen!


Retina Institute Team Voted Top Doc by Pasadena Magazine

Created July 29, 2014 by

Meet the top docs of Pasadena! The retina Institute is proud to announce that a handful of our surgeons were recently given the Top Doctor title by Pasadena Magazine. The publication hosts an annual poll which seeks to honor the best and brightest doctors of the area. Our doctors are certainly not strangers to the… Read More »


Pasadena Magazine votes Retina Institute Surgeons Top Docs

Created July 25, 2014 by

Meet the top docs of Pasadena! The retina Institute is proud to announce that a handful of our surgeons were recently given the Top Doctor title by Pasadena Magazine. The publication hosts an annual poll which seeks to honor the best and brightest doctors of the area. Our doctors are certainly not strangers to the… Read More »


Top 5 Common Eye Injuries

Created July 18, 2014 by

July has officially been designated as Eye Injury Prevention Month. This means that all month long, health professionals will be putting extra focus on the protection of eyes. Did you know that over 2k eye injuries occur each and every day? Half of which take place in a work environment. The majority of these injuries… Read More »


Top 8 Foods for Healthy Eyes

Created July 14, 2014 by

With summer in full swing, most of you will be spending more time engaged in outdoor activities. This means that NOW is as important as ever to be conscious of the health of your eyes. The good news is that the Retina Institute of California is here to provide you with our top 8 foods… Read More »


Retina Doctor Receives Senior Achievement Award

Created July 2, 2014 by

We are honored to announce that our very own Dr. Chang has received the 2014 American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Achievement Award. The Achievement Award program recognizes doctors and individuals who participate in the scientific programs at the Annual Meeting and encompass more than 25 categories of contribution to the Academy. The American Academy of… Read More »


Second Fellow to join Retina Institute of California

Created July 1, 2014 by

Dr. Jason Moss specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the retina and vitreous. After growing up in the Arkansas, he relocated to New York City to attend Columbia University where he majored in Neuroscience and behavior. After earning his bachelor’s degree he completed his medical degree at Stanford University. Immediately after medical school, he completed… Read More »


Retina Specialist Dr. Davis Attends AMA

Created June 10, 2014 by

Our very own Dr. Davis recently attended the 2014 AMA  Annual Meeting in Chicago as the delegate for the American Society of Retina Specialists. The important event gave physicians the opportunity to share wisdom and insights into what has inspired them throughout their careers. We experienced impactful moments with patients and the role of physician leadership… Read More »


Protect Your Eyes – Vision Research Month

Created June 3, 2014 by

The month of June is recognized as Vision Research Month. Be proactive and educate yourself on eye safety and vision loss prevention! UV Rays & Your Eyes There are two types of UV rays: UV-A and UV-B. Over time, the effects of UV rays can lead to a number of eye problems: • Macular Degeneration… Read More »


Vein Occlusion Basics

Created January 23, 2014 by

The retina is the nerve layer that lines the back of the eye. Like every other tissue in the body, the retina is nourished by a system of blood vessels. The retinal arteries and veins originate in the optic nerve and spread across the entire retina. Sometimes a clot, or an obstruction to blood flow… Read More »


Dr. Davis attends AMA house of Delegates Meeting in DC

Created November 18, 2013 by

Our very own Dr. Mike Davis is currently attending the AMA House of Delegates. The prestigious 2013 interim meeting is held in Washington D.C. The American Medical Association is aimed at creating superior outcomes for patients in the sustainable physician practice arena. They strive towards enhancing health care in the United States by lowering costs… Read More »


Macular Hole Surgery Basics

Created August 28, 2013 by

Vision is one of our most priceless assets, so it can be a dramatic experience to lose it. Even the slightest change to the eye’s health can impact our lives. A macular hole can bring some of these unwanted changes to our lives. It can cause radical distortion in one’s vision, often rendering the eyes… Read More »


Bakersfield Retina Specialist for Diabetes Awareness

Created August 19, 2013 by

Diabetes affects millions of Americans and is considered to be one of the most serious epidemics of recent history. With almost 2 million people diagnosed a year, it is no surprise that over 8% of our country is living with the disease. Diabetes can affect people in many different ways. It has been linked to… Read More »


Macular Surgery Breakthrough with Mini Telescope

Created August 12, 2013 by

Macular Degeneration is a debilitating eye condition that affects millions of Americans. One might be perfectly healthy otherwise, but unable to read a book or safely walk around. The vision of those diagnosed slowly gets worse and worse, rendering them unable to perform basic tasks. Such a disease can force a person to lose their… Read More »


Vitreo Retinal Associates Create Contact Lens for AMD

Created August 7, 2013 by

Vitreo retinal associates have recently come up with a new way to help AMD patients. AMD or Age-related macular degeneration is an eye disease most often found in adults above the age of 45. This detrimental condition eats away at the eye’s macula, quickly decreasing the clarity of the patient’s vision. The disease will not… Read More »


Diabetic Eye Exam Basics

Created August 5, 2013 by

Diabetes currently affects about 26 million Americans. If you are one of these people, it is imperative to take part in a diabetic eye exam. There are many eye diseases and problems directly linked to diabetes like retinopathy or macular edema. Treatment for diabetic retinopathy may be long and difficult, so it is best to take… Read More »


Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy

Created July 17, 2013 by

In a recent study by the United States National Institute of Health, the most prevalent cause of blindness in American adults was discovered to be diabetic retinopathy. The retina damaging condition can be prevented through consistent check-ups with your retina specialist. If diagnosed, treatment for diabetic retinopathy should begin immediately. Diabetic retinopathy is directly related… Read More »


Eye Floaters Cure

Created July 15, 2013 by

Although sometimes hard to describe, floaters can often be characterized as a shadow or ‘bug-looking thing’ in your eye. You may wonder what a floater is made of, and is there an eye floaters cure?  A floater is an aggregation of material in the jelly of the eye. The jelly of the eye is called… Read More »


Detached Retina Surgery Inland Empire

Created July 8, 2013 by

Detached Retina Surgery Inland Empire is Known For A Retinal Detachment may not be painful, but it is not something to take lightly. A retinal detachment occurs when the retina becomes detached from the thin nerve tissue around it. The retina becomes completely dysfunctional in this state and can lead to complete vision loss. Although… Read More »


Macular Degeneration Treatment sees New Advancements

Created June 28, 2013 by

Retina Institute of California  Advances Genetic Diagnostics for Macular Degeneration Treatment (AMD). –RetnaGene testing now considered integral to Age-related Macular Degeneration treatment paradigm. “For decades, we have been waiting for the day when genetic science would finally jump out of the laboratory and into our clinics, where we can actually use it to help our… Read More »


Retinal Consultants to attend Educational Conference

Created June 24, 2013 by

Retinal Consultants represent 2013 International Vision Conference ODX, also known as OD Excellence, distinguishes itself among other national optometric groups as the leader in clinical education services for its members. Their vision is to help eye doctors become more efficient with their practice and make more money. They strive towards a future where ODs will… Read More »


Dr. Davis attends 2013 AMA meeting of the House of Delegates

Created June 17, 2013 by

The American Medical Association is holding their annual meeting of the House of Delegates this week in Chicago. If you are in the area between 15th and 19th of June, be sure to stop by. The convention will cover topics such as public health, delivery of care, reformation of the health system, and practice sustainability…. Read More »