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Dr. Davis to represent RIC at the Annual AMA Meeting

Created June 8, 2017 by

The Retina Institute’s Michael Davis, MD will be attending the annual American Medical Association meeting in Chicago, Illinois, as a Delegate for the American Society of Retina Specialists. Dr. Davis, along with other medical professionals in a wide variety of fields, will be discussing and establishing policy on medical, health, professional, and governance matters within… Read More »


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


Blue Light: How Your Devices Affect Your Vision

Created March 2, 2017 by

                  Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow? Or that you tend to stay up later when spending a lot of time on your phone or computer? You may be experiencing the effects of blue light, a phenomenon that has become more prevalent… Read More »


AMD: Five Risk Factors

Created February 9, 2017 by

            What is AMD? Age-Related Macular Degeneration is a disease that blurs the sharp, central vision you need for “straight-ahead” activities such as reading, writing, and driving. AMD affects the macula, the part of the eye that allows you to see fine detail. While painless, it can have a very… Read More »


Retina Research Studies: 2016 And Beyond

Created December 29, 2016 by

At Retina Institute of California, our goal is to help those suffering from severe vision loss. As one of the largest Retina sub-specialty practices in the country, we realized that we were uniquely positioned to conduct different types of Clinical Research which enables the development of novel treatments. We have become involved in several clinical… Read More »


Thanks for attending Okularfest 2016!

Created October 4, 2016 by

Thanks to everyone who made Okularfest a tremendous success. This year brought an even more perfect marriage of education, beer, and good times! With 900 optometrists visiting from all over the state, it was once again the biggest event of it’s kind.   For any optometrists waiting on their certificates, they will be emailed out… Read More »



Diabetic Macular Edema: What is It?

Created June 16, 2016 by

  Diabetic Retinopathy manifests in one of two ways for patients: bleeding, and the accumulation of fluid within the retina.  The most common loss of vision for persons less than 65 years of age in the US is from this accumulation of fluid within the center of the retina, otherwise known as diabetic macular edema.  This… Read More »


Gear Up For Okularfest 2016!

Created May 24, 2016 by

Save The Date! Okularfest is back! Please join us for the 6th Annual Okularfest and participate in this one of a kind education event with 1,000 of your colleagues. This year promises even more food, beer, music, and good times. Tickets will soon be available for purchase, a generous discount offered to those who RSVP early…. Read More »



Eye Injuries: What You Need To Know

Created April 11, 2016 by

                      Most visits to the eye doctor are routine. We may get a prescription for glasses for nearsightedness, farsightedness, or reading up close. We may receive treatments for a medical condition like glaucoma, or a surgical problem like cataracts. But every once in a while… Read More »





Vitamins and Macular Degeneration: What You Need to Know

Created October 22, 2015 by

A quick glance at the vitamins section of your local pharmacy will reveal a myriad of ocular vitamins with various claims ranging from preserving one’s vision to improving one’s eyesight. Most of these vitamins are taken for “macular degeneration.” With so many choices, how does one go about deciding which vitamins are appropriate to take? Are these vitamins even… Read More »



Eight RIC Doctors Receive “Top Doctor” Recognition in Pasadena Magazine

Created August 24, 2015 by

  Eight of the doctors affiliated with the Retina Institute are being honored with the “Top Doctor” distinction in this month’s edition of Pasadena Magazine. Every year, those in the San Gabriel Valley medical community are asked to name the most esteemed colleagues in their respective fields. The online votes were tabulated and physician credentials… Read More »


Surgeon Spotlight: Dr. Boundaoui, MD

Created August 10, 2015 by

In this video, we pick the brain of one of our newest ophthalmologists,  Dr. Boundaoui. Dr. Boundaoui is a recent Chicago transplant who is passionate about building strong relationships with his patients, which he discusses in this short interview.  



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 »


Join Us for Vision Walk 2015 in Anaheim

Created May 20, 2015 by

The Retina Institute of California and the California Eye & Ear Specialists will be participating in the Orange County Vision Walk in Anaheim on June 7th. We will not only be sponsoring the event, but have also set up a team so that we can show our support by walking for the cause. The Foundation… 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 »


5 Things Seniors Should Know About Macular Degeneration

Created April 13, 2015 by

Seniors are at risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness among older Americans. AMD deteriorates your central vision and can lead to permanent vision loss if left untreated. The following infographic shos the top 5 things every senior should know to help sae their sight from AMD-related vision loss.


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 Around the World – Could a Blind Eye Regenerate?

Created March 4, 2015 by

We tend to think of blindness as something you’re born with, but with certain genetic diseases, it can actually develop when you’re a kid, or even when you’re an adult. But could blind eyes possibly regenerate? David Davila explains how the zebrafish’s amazing regenerative retinas are causing scientists to investigate that very question.


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 »


RIC Proudly Announces the Opening of our Newest Office in the City of Pomona

Created November 20, 2014 by

We  Proudly Announce the Opening of Our Newest Office in the City of Pomona and our Partnership With Western University of Health Sciences The new location is a continued effort of the Retina Institute to educate the future medical community, and is the company’s first location in an educational setting. The office will be staffed by Michael… Read More »


Dr. Davis Appointed Official Delegate at AMA 2014

Created November 7, 2014 by

AMA’s 2014 Interim meeting is November 8 – 11, and this year, you’re all invited. Maybe not physically, but the American Medical Association will be streaming their world renowned event and we’ve got the live feed embedded below. What’s special about this event is that our very own Dr. Michael Davis has been selected as… 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 »