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
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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 »
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 »
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 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 »
For the first time in its history, the American Medical Association has declared gun violence a public health issue. Although the AMA has taken a moderately passive stance in the past, the worst mass shooting in the country’s history-leaving 50 people dead and many… Read More »
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 »
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 »
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) is one of the most common causes of central vision loss in adults over the age of 65. This disease affects the macula, which is the central portion of the retina, and allows us to see fine detail to the… Read More »
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 »
Curious about LASIK, or the team at California LASIK Center? This video has your answers!
In this short video, resident Ophthalmalogist Dr. Jen Spiegel discusses the prevalence of diabetic eye disease and what patients can do to prevent it.
See Dr. Jen Spiegel in action as she discusses her background and passion for Ophthalmology.
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 »
We sit with Dr. Samuel, the Chief Medical Director of RIC, as he discusses Advanced Macular Degeneration and its treatments.
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 »
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.
The use of gene therapy in restoring vision has been an active subject in clinical trials since 2007 and has yielded miraculous results for children and adults who were previously thought to endure blindness for the rest of their lives. The focal point of these studies has been Leber’s congenital amaurosis, a rare hereditary… Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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