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American Eye Associates

American Eye Associates, formerly known as California Retina Associates, is one of a select number of practices that truly emphasize the treatment of conditions affecting the cornea, retina, and vitreous. Our expert team of medical professionals is dedicated to your eye health care. We work hand-in-hand with your general physicians to explore options for the most advanced, FDA-approved treatment for your eye disease.

Surgeries

Dr. Skaf Performing a Retinal Detachment Repair

One of the most rewarding aspect of being a physician is making a deep impactful difference in someone’s life. Being able to improve the quality of life of patients is a tremendously satisfying feeling. Dr. Skaf was able to do a retinal detachment repair in office using pneumatic retinopexy earlier today. We greatly appreciate our patients who trust in our talented physicians.

 

 

Dr. Skaf Performing in-office Air Fluid Exchange

Patient presented today with severe vision loss in the right eye due to Recurrent Vitreous Hemorrhage. Dr. Ayham Skaf has previously operated on the patient and performed vitrectomy. He removed the bloody gel from the eye which was replaced with fluid over time. Today, Dr. Skaf is doing in-office air fluid exchange procedure by pushing some air inside the eye and letting the fluid (blood) exit. With time, the body will replace the air bubble with natural fluid (aqueous humor). We are hoping vision will improve in the next few weeks.

 

In-office Air Fluid Exchange with Dr. Skaf

Dr. Ayham Skaf is doing in-office air fluid exchange procedure by pushing some air inside the eye and letting the fluid (blood) exit. With time, the body will replace the air bubble with natural fluid (aqueous humor). We are hoping vision will improve in the next few weeks.

 

Dr. Skaf Repairing a Macular Hole in the Retina

Dr. Ayham Skaf peeling an internal limiting membrane using dilute indocyanine green staining to repair a macular hole of the retina. A macular hole is a small break in the macula, located in the center of the eyes retina. The macula provides the sharp, central vision we need for reading, driving, and seeing fine detail. They can cause blurred and distorted central vision and is related to aging and usually occur in people over age 60.

Dr. Khandan Performing Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty

A patient complained of heavy eyelids and strain due to the excess skin in her upper eyelid. Here is Dr. Khandan performing Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty. As skin ages, it gradually loses its elasticity. A lack of elasticity plus the constant pull from gravity causes excess skin to collect on the upper and lower eyelids.

 

Questions & Myths

Does Wearing Glasses All The Time Weaken Your Eyes?

How many times have you heard that wearing glasses all the time will weaken your eyes? Here is Dr. Sassani answering that myth.

How does diabetes affect the eyes?

Here is Dr. Sassani explaining what happens to the eye and what treatments patients can do if they have diabetic eye diseases.

Does eating carrots improve your eyesight?

Carrots are high in vitamin A, a nutrient essential for good vision however vitamin A is not limited to carrots alone. It can be found in milk, cheese, egg yolk, and even liver.

What is a retinal detachment?

Here is Dr. Skaf answering one of our more commonly asked question about what a retinal detachment is.

Testimonials

Dr. Stainer's Patient

"Hi, good morning. I recently LASIK eye surgery with Dr. Stainer at American Eye Associates. The whole process was jus amazing everybody was great. I'm seeing 20/20 today! I definitely recommend everybody going and getting a LASIK consultation. This is absolutely life changing."

Dr. Pons's Patient

 

“Good morning I’m here with the ophthalmologist Dr. Pons. Today is my first visit. Since I walked into the building, everyone was very nice. The girls in the front and the team in the back. All the other assistants are excellent and shows the good quality and professionalism. I recommend all the people that have the same problem as me to come to the office with the ophthalmologist. I’m very happy with Dr. Pons, he has treated me wonderfully. Do not stop taking care of yourself, these doctors are very professional, thank you!”

Dr. Skaf's Patient

This was an emergency situation. And i'm so pleased the staff and the doctor jumped on it with the best way to fix me up and help save my vision. I'm very thankful.