Common Diseases We Treat
Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a disease, which causes visual loss in patients over the age of 50. The vision loss is painless, usually gradual and not severe, but can be variable among patients. Macular degeneration is named for the macula, the part of the retina responsible for central vision.
Diabetic retinopathy is a condition where high blood sugars damage the blood vessels in the retina (the retina is the layer of cells in the back of the eye that transmit light to the brain to form images). There are two main types of diabetic retinopathy: non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) and proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR).
If you or a loved one has suffered from a retinal detachment or retinal tear, you may be wondering what the implications are and how this condition can be treated. Retinal detachment is a serious condition that often needs to be treated in a timely manner.
Macular Pucker or Epiretinal Membrane Macular pucker affects approximately 10 percent of people, particularly men and women over the age of 50. Based in the center of your retina, the macula is responsible for the part of your vision that allows you to see straight ahead. As you read the text on this page, you
Board Certified Ophthalmologists
RETINA ASSOCIATES OF ORANGE COUNTY
RAOC is a retina group of renowned board certified Ophthalmologists who are fellowship-trained in vitreoretinal surgery and specialize in diseases of the retina, macula and vitreous. Our doctors have a remarkable history that combines teaching at prestigious academic institutions in concert with excellence in patient care in the private practice setting. Our physicians have received numerous honors and awards including “Best Doctors of America”, “Top Doctors in Orange County”, “Teacher of the Year”, and “Physician of Excellence” from the Orange County Medical Association. Our esteemed surgeons have been involved in clinical trial research striving for further advancement of retina technology and have authored numerous papers, abstracts, and book chapters in the peer-reviewed ophthalmology literature. We at RAOC are committed to providing the utmost compassion and skill in caring for our patients with sight-threatening retina conditions.
WHY CHOOSE US
We at RAOC are committed to providing the utmost compassion and skill in caring for our patients with sight-threatening retina conditions.
Desmond McGuire, M.D., received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the New York State / American Program at the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel-Aviv, Israel. He was recognized as an “Outstanding Medical Student.”
John Lean M.D., F.R.C.S., received his Doctor of Medicine degree at New College, Oxford University in England and completed his internship at both University College Hospital and Greenwich Hospital in 1973.
Charles Eifrig, M.D., F.A.C.S. received his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina where he was awarded an academic merit award for scholastic achievement and excellence in ophthalmic research.
Prior to joining Retina Associates of Orange County, Dr. Mrinali Gupta served for 5 years as Vitreoretinal Surgeon and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. Dr. Gupta received her Doctor of Medicine degree at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, where she received the E. Arthur Palumbo Scholarship.