Vision Saving Technology
The retina is a part of the eye that can be affected by a variety of diseases including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal detachment. At Vantage Eye Center, we are able to offer care for disorders of the retina that is unparalleled on the central coast. Retinal care at Vantage Eye Center is provided by Reza Iranmanesh, MD. and Kevin Chen, MD.
A particular area of expertise of our retina service is macular degeneration care. Macular degeneration is a disease affecting the elderly, and is a leading cause of severe vision loss in that group. However, through early detection and treatment, vision can often be stabilized and preserved. We offer several technologies and services for detecting and treating macular degeneration including fluorescein angiography, optical coherence tomography (OCT), argon laser photocoagulation, and Avastin and Lucentis therapies. Avastin or Lucentis therapy, also known as anti-VEGF therapy, is the most modern treatment for the "wet", or most severe type of macular degeneration.
Dr. Iranmanesh and Dr. Chen are trained in both medical and surgical retinal care. Common retinal conditions requiring surgical intervention include retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy/vitreous hemorrhage, macular disease (macular puckers and macular holes). Surgery is performed on an outpatient basis at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital or the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP).