Desmond Edward McGuire, M.D.

Desmond E. McGuire, M.D.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. There he was recognized as an “Outstanding Medical Student.” He completed his medical internship at St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and was named “Intern of the Year.” Dr. McGuire completed his residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center in New York City where he was selected to be Chief Resident. In 2003 he completed a fellowship in vitreoretinal medicine and surgery at the University of California, San Diego, Shiley Eye Center. There he was named “Teacher of the Year.” Dr. McGuire is Board Certified and is currently serving as the Chief of Ophthalmology at Orange County Global Medical Center in Santa Ana. Dr. McGuire has published numerous articles in several ophthalmologic journals and has lectured at various meetings. Recently, Alcon Laboratories awarded Dr. McGuire for his contributions in the development of their newest and most sophisticated vitreoretinal surgical system which is now used worldwide. Dr. McGuire sees patients at both the Santa Ana and Newport Beach offices.

 

 

 

Credentials

MEDICAL SCHOOL Sackler School of Medicine
Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel
INTERNSHIP Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital; New York, New York
RESIDENCY St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center
New York, New York
FELLOWSHIP Shiley Eye Center
University of California, San Diego; San Diego, CA

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Retina Specialists
  • Orange County Society of Ophthalmology
  • Orange County Medical Association
  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Testimonials

Judith Payne

I have been a patient of Dr. McGuire since 2011, when I was diagnosed with Myopic Macular Degeneration. Dr. McGuire has been a diligent physician who is available for questions and concerns, and who works with his patients with regard to care and keeping our vision as good as it can be.

Richard Intagliata

Gave great advice. Had one retina doctor tell me I should have surgery to correct my retina problem, so I went to Dr McGuire for another opinion. He suggested we wait and keep monitoring it every 3 months. As it turned out, after 4 visits things had gotten much better and vision is again near 20/20. Very pleased with results.

Victor Ho

Dr. McGuire is a highly professional Doctor, i have used his service more than ten years. He is very clearly and detail in explaining his diagnostic results and make sure you understand it. His humanity is also much appreciated by his patients. I recommend him without any hesitation to everyone.

Sunil Kansara

Great experience been going to him for last four years. Dr.McGuire able doctor and noble person.His staff and colleagues are best at their work.

Jp Jp

Dr. McGuire has fixed my retinal detachment. I could have lost my vision in one eye forever, but he saved it! Best retina doctor in Orange County.

Sue Burns

Dr. McGuire is Detail oriented, perfectionist, outstanding. I came to this office at 4:45pm with 25-30% retina detached- odds are I would lose that much vision- but I have No Vision Loss. Dr. McGuires staff arranged for a 6am surgery the next day- with Dr. McGuires expertise my retina is Completely Reattached- the Best Results Possible.

Linda Harper

I have been a patient of Dr McGuire x6 years and I have retained my eye sight through excellent MGMT. I continue to drive to Orange county after moving to Nevada because of my trust in him.

Mark Davis

Been going to Dr M for Many years then had my insurance changed but so glad to get back to him to Save my Site Again

The MAN YOU CANNOT GET MORE COMPASSIONATE AND SINCERENESS FOR HIS PATIENTS

Deb Conroy

Dr. Desmond McGuire is my eye health hero!
I can not sing the praises of Dr. McGuire and his staff too loudly! He has monitored the progress of my epiretinal membranes/macular puckers for several years in an effort to avoid surgery. However, as my vision continued to worsen he recommended that we forge ahead with a vitrectomy in my right and later left eye. The results have been amazing and literally life changing! Thank you, thank you, thank you Dr. M.! You are a rock star!

Dr. Desmond McGuire was my “savior”. Along with my cataract surgeon, he diagnosed and cured a problem that went beyond cataract surgery. With every visit, I felt I was in the best of hands. Not only is he a very pleasant person, but he instills in you a confidence that makes you feel that all will turn out in the end.

MY VISIT WAS EXCEPTIONAL AS ALWAYS HE IS A FANTASTIC EYE DOCTOR AND HAS ALWAYS MADE ME FEEL IMPORTANT AS ONE OF HIS PATIENTS DEFINITELY RECOMMEND DR. MCGUIRE TO ANYONE THAT NEEDS SPECIAL CARE FOR THEIR EYES I HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF APPRECIATION AND GRATITUDE TOWARD DR.Mcguire IM ABLE TO STILL SEE BECAUSE OF HIS CARING ABOUT HIS PATIENTS

Self-verified patient of Desmond Edward Mcguire

Dr McGuire is very knowledgeable and very respectful of seniors, which I am. He discusses the diagnosis and prognosis with honesty which I appreciate.

Self-verified patient of Desmond Edward Mcguire

I am so grateful that I was referred to Dr.McGuire’s group. The doctor was very professional, patient, caring, and confident. His exam was very thorough and asked me a lot of questions to diagnose me more precisely. His bedside manner was excellent, and his staff was also very friendly. I highly recommend this doctor to anyone who has retina problems!