Who We Are

Founded in 2009 by J. John Woo, MD, Advanced Retina Center is a state of the art medical practice that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the deeper structures of the eye: the retina, macula, vitreous, and uvea. Some of these conditions can result in severe vision loss without prompt and proper treatment.

Our physicians are highly skilled and experienced in treating many of these conditions. We are board certified medical doctors and surgeons with advanced fellowship training and expertise in the specialty of the retina and uvea. Our practice uses a variety of advanced technology and the most up to date treatment options to deliver the highest quality patient care.

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Our Commitment

Our goal is to provide you with a focused retinal evaluation, with accurate diagnosis and treatment options to address the condition in a compassionate and caring manner.


We Treat

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Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration, loss in the centre of the field of vision, occurs when the macula, the center of the retina, is damaged.
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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy occurs when high blood sugar levels in diabetic patients cause damage to blood vessels in the retina.
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Retinal Detachment

Retinal detachment occurs when the retina separates from the back of the eye due to a break in the retina (retinal tear or hole) or due to the vitreous gel or membranes imparting traction, thereby pulling on the retina.
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Macular Hole

Macular hole is a condition where the central-most area of the retina responsible for focusing and detailed vision breaks down leaving a central "hole" and causing a central blind spot due to an absence of retinal tissue.
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Retinal Tear

Retinal tear occurs when the vitreous gel pulls on the retina causing the retinal tissue layer to break or rip, which can cause bleeding into the eye and progress rapidly to a retinal detachment.
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Floaters and Flashes

When patients experience and see "dots" or "lines" or "spiderweb" like symptoms in their vision, or see bright lights in the shape of an arc in their peripheral field of vision, it is called floaters and flashes, respectively. 
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Macular Pucker

Macular pucker, or epiretinal membrane (ERM), occurs when a fine film of cellophane like material forms on the retinal surface.
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Uveitis are conditions that cause inflammation inside the eye, in a part called the uvea, which is the middle layer of the eye.
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Central Serous Retinopathy

Often associated with stress or increased levels of cortisol, central serous chorioretiopathy (CSCR) is a condition that in most cases resolve on its own.
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Retinal Vascular Occlusion

When a blood vessel in the retina becomes occluded, it can lead to serious and sudden vision loss. The treatment options and prognosis depend on which type of blood vessel becomes occluded and the severity of the obstruction.
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Our Medical Professionals


Prepare for Your Visit

First Visit

During your first visit, your eyes will need to be dilated in order to examine the retina. This causes temporary

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If you can register online ahead of your visit, this will save time and expedite the process

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Major insurance providers accepted

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In addition to the insurance providers displayed above, we are contracted with Multiplan/PHCS, Railroad Medicare, and Workers Compensation. Please contact Advanced Retina Center to verify the current participation with your insurance plan to avoid potential unexpected or additional out-of-pocket expenses. If your insurance requires a referral from a Primary Care Physician (PCP), please obtain a referral for your office visit prior to your appointment.


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