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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!


Okularfest 2014 Recap

Created October 13, 2014 by

Okularfest has done it again. This year marked another record-breaking event in Pasadena. As the largest single-day CE in Southern California, Okularfest took over Beckman Hall at Caltech. We’d like to sincerely thank everyone who attended. This year was a blast and included new menu items, a photobooth, Oktoberfest models, and a rockin’ band. And… Read More »


Time is Running Out!

Created September 15, 2014 by

As a part of our commitment to Cal Tech, we need to limit our attendance for Okularfest 2014 to 1,000 participants. To date, we’ve already received 800 RSVPs, so we’re now forced to limit remaining attendance to only 200 additional doctors. Please don’t miss out on this one of a kind CE event. And, as… Read More »


The Diabetic Macular Edema Clinical Trial

Created August 12, 2014 by

  Retina Institute of California is proud to announce that we have been chosen to participate in an FDA sponsored Clinical Trial to evaluate the effificacy of a new medication for the treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema. Aerpio Therapeutics, Inc., a clinicalstage biopharmaceutical company focused on advancing innovative therapies for vascular diseases, announced in May, 2014 the full results… Read More »


The Diabetes Eye Exam You Can’t Afford to Miss

Created August 12, 2014 by

  The Epidemic of Diabetes Incidence of Diagnosed Diabetes According to the CDC the graph to the left shows the incidence of diabetes in the United States, which is the number of new cases diagnosed each year. The number of new cases of diabetes has more than tripled from 493,000 in 1980 to over 1.5… Read More »


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 Associates Create Smart Glasses

Created June 18, 2014 by

Smart phone, smart watch. How about smart glasses? A new scientific breakthrough may allow people who suffer from progressive eye diseases like retinitis pigmentosa to significantly enhance their vision. The recent advancement in technology took place in the UK where retina associates and researchers at Oxford University developed this cutting-edge pair of specs. The “smart… 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 »


The Retina Institute of California proudly announces the opening of our newest office in the city of Huntington Beach

Created May 23, 2014 by

The Retina Institute is proud to announce the opening of our 27th location   The office will be staffed by Kevin Suk M.D., Anthony Culotta M.D., Jessica Boeckmann M.D., and Sharon Theodore M.D. This team of specialists has been treating many of your patients in our Anaheim Hills and Garden Grove locations. Huntington Beach becomes… Read More »


Retina Surgeon Palm Desert TV Show with Dr. Sedeek

Created May 7, 2014 by

The Retina Institute’s very own Dr. Ragui Sedeek has recently been featured on AL Horreya TV. Dr. Sedeek is one of RIC’s most celebrated surgeons. His knowledge and experience are unparalleled and he is the only surgeon who speaks Arabic, French, and English. If you are in the Palm Desert or Rancho Mirage areas, Dr…. Read More »


Macular Degeneration Treatment Sees New Advancement

Created March 11, 2014 by

According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, almost 2 million U.S. residents over the age of 40 are suffering vision loss from AMD. On a global scale, around 1/3 of all senior citizens have some form of the disease and yet there is still no cure or incredibly effective macular degeneration treatment. Antioxidants… Read More »


Retina Surgeon OC Can Trust – Orange County’s Finest

Created February 24, 2014 by

The Retina Institute of California has been quickly expanding in to the Orange County area with 1 goal in mind: to provide the best treatment and diagnosis of retinal and vitreous diseases. We’d like to be able to bring residents a retina surgeon OC can trust. We are a 1-stop shop offering up-to-date treatment options… 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 »


Retina Surgery Meets Gene Therapy

Created January 17, 2014 by

Gene therapy may be a way to stop blindness before it starts in patients with certain degenerative eye diseases. Choroideremia, the condition at hand, accounts for at least 4% of all blindness. More common in males, the disease can start a young age and slowly deplete the essential elements of the retina known as rods… Read More »


Deadline for Jan. 1 Obamacare plans extended through tomorrow

Created December 23, 2013 by

We have good news. Covered California is now offering a grace period for those that haven’t finished their applications. The last minute rush to apply has caused serious technical difficulties on both the internet and call center sides of things. They want to everyone to get signed up and understand the tough situations many households… Read More »


Be IN and OUT in Less than 59 Minutes

Created December 11, 2013 by

The Retina Institute of California is proud to announce that our average office visit time from check-in to check-out for a Retina patient is NOW 59 Minutes. At Retina Institute of California, our first goal is to provide excellence in patient care.  But we also know that our patients’ time is just as valuable as ours…. 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 »


Meet the Retina Surgeon San Bernardino Trusts

Created October 28, 2013 by

The retina surgeon San Bernardino counts on isn’t just one doctor. Here at RIC, we’ve got several retina specialists San Bernardino calls their own. Whether you are in the north or south end of the county, there is a doctor near you. Each location has at least 1 highly trained individual who specializes in areas… Read More »


Retina Institute’s Okularfest is a Hit

Created October 15, 2013 by

This year’s Okularfest was an absolute blast. With over 1,000 people in attendance, it became the largest single-day CE event in Southern California. We’d like to thank everyone for making it a day to remember. Good beer, great food, and even better people  filled the entire Beckman Auditorium and surrounding lawn. We also had an… Read More »


Meet The Retina Specialist San Fernando Valley Calls on

Created September 27, 2013 by

At the Retina Institute of California, we are always on all for you. So who is the go-to retina specialist San Fernando Valley can count on? Lucky for you, there isn’t just one. We’ve got a team of surgeons ready to serve the North Los Angeles and SFV area. Our experienced team of retina associates… Read More »



New Retina Surgeon Joins the Team

Created September 10, 2013 by

The Retina Institute would like to welcome Dr. Shahem Kawji to the team. His superb skills and experience make him a great addition to our expansive group of retina associates. With membership in both the American Society of Retina Specialists and American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dr. Kawji is a retina surgeon worth taking notice of…. 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 »