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Diabetic Eye Disease and Retinal Vascular Center

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The Department of Ophthalmology

Division of Retinal Disorders and Ophthalmic Genetics

Diabetic Eye Disease and Retinal Vascular Center

The Diabetic Eye Disease and Retinal Vascular Center provides medical consultation and treatment services ranging from basic vision screening to the management of severe eye disease. The Center has contributed significantly to the understanding, treatment and prevention of diabetic eye disease. Current focus is on innovation in technologies to expand treatment options, such as new lasers and strategies for employing existing lasers, refinement of microsurgical techniques specific to diabetic eye diseases and nontraditional treatment approaches.

The Center's treatment philosophy is based upon the systemic nature of diabetes. In providing the best eye care, ophthalmologists take into consideration complications and requirements of diabetes that lie outside the field of ophthalmology. Care is coordinated by a diabetes patient coordinator who also provides education and psychosocial support to reinforce disease prevention, treatment applications and lifestyle changes. Surgical interventions include laser and ophthalmic surgery. Center physicians perform all surgeries for diabetics, including those specific to the disease, as well as vitrectomy, cataract surgery and retinal reattachment.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Telephone Number
(310) 206-7474 Information and referral

Fax Number
(310) 794-7905

PHYSICIANS & SPECIALISTS
Director Specialty
Schwartz, Steven MD Ophthalmology

Provider
Kreiger, Allan MD Ophthalmology
RELATED LINKS
Specialty
Ophthalmology

Body System Location
Eyes and Vision
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Staff members also include:
Steven Nusinowitz, PhD