From common eye problems to rare sight-threatening diseases, Beach Medical Associates provide general eye care and comprehensive ophthalmic specialty services that attract patients throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area, across the country and around the world. Services treated by Dr. Jeffrey J Tan Retina – Vitreous Specialist.

Macular Degeneration

This is one of the most common eye diseases treated by retina specialists. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)is associated with aging, and it is the leading cause of blindness among people over the age of 60 in America. AMD gradually destroys sharp, central vision.
Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible visual impairment and blindness among Americans 60 and older. More Americans are affected by AMD than by cataracts and glaucoma combined. There are two types of Macular Degeneration, Dry Macular Degeneration and Neovascular, or Wet Macular Degeneration. In most cases, the dry type of macular degeneration usually progresses more slowly than the wet type. Approximately 90% of the cases of AMD are the dry type.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a potentially blinding complication of diabetes that damages the retina. The disease affects half of all Americans diagnosed with diabetes. It occurs when tiny retinal blood vessels become damaged from diabetes and begin to leak fluid or blood, resulting in blurred vision.

Retinal Vein Occlusion

This disorder occurs when a vein in the retina becomes blocked, preventing adequate blood flow. The walls of the vein leak excess fluid, swelling the retina.

Retinal Tear / Detachments

Tears occur when the vitreous pulls away from the retina. Liquid that passes through the tear and settles under the retina can separate the retina from the back wall of the eye, resulting in a retinal detachment.

Posterior Vitreous Detachment

Diseases of the Retina / Vitreous: Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD) What is a Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD)? The back of the eye is made up of the retina and vitreous. The retina is the light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines the back of the eye.
The back of the eye is made up of the retina and vitreous. The retina is the light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines the back of the eye wall.
The vitreous is the gel-like substance that allows the eye to maintain its shape while allowing light to enter the retina.

Epiretinal Membrane & Macular Hole

An epiretinal membrane is a thin scar-like tissue that grows over the retina. The retina is the lining at the back of the eye that is responsible for vision. The scar-like tissue grows directly over the macula, which is the tiny portion of the retina that is responsible for sharp, central vision. When the macular tissue is distorted by the membrane, a macular hole can form that could become bigger over time and progressively reduce vision.


Common Conditions and Diseases Treated by Dr. Jeffrey J. Tan Retina Specialists

  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Macular hole/pucker
  • Retinal detachment
  • Uveitis
  •  Retinal ultrasonography
  •  Proliferative vitreoretinopathy
  • Vitrectomy
  •  Retinal cryotherapy
  • Exudative retinal detachment
  • Traction retinal detachment
  • Retina Surgery