DEPARTMENT OF OPHTHALMOLOGY

Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with eye physiology, anatomy and diseases. A specialist in this branch of medicine is called an ophthalmologist. The Department of Ophthalmology at La Peer not only offers breakthrough eye surgeries but rather a medical program beginning with consultation, moving through diagnosis and treatment, and high quality aftercare to ensure that your eyes remain healthy and conditions do not develop or reoccur.

The ophthalmologists at La Peer offer the latest eye surgeries including cataract surgery, vitrectomy, tear duct surgery, orbital surgery, and cosmetic eye surgery. The doctors of La Peer are extensively involved in medical research and clinical trials. Our aim is to be at the forefront of patient care and to ensure our physicians remain at the forefront of medical innovation.

La Peer Health Systems was also named one of the 100 Greatest Places To Work by Becker's ASC Review. We take great pride in our professional and courteous staff and are honored to be included on Becker's 2013 ASC Review.

Ophthalmology Conditions

  • Acute-angle closure
  • Age-related Macular Degeneration
  • Allergic conjunctivitis
  • Cataracts
  • Congenital glaucoma
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Flashes and Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves Disease
  • Macular Puckers
  • Open-angle glaucoma (chronic)
  • Pterygium
  • Ptosis
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Secondary glaucoma
  • Strabismus
Ophthalmology Procedures
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Canthal Resection
  • Canthectomy
  • Canthopexy
  • Canthorrhaphy
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Corneal Transplant Surgery
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Epicanthoplasty
  • Epikeratophakia
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Implantable Contact Lenses
  • Indocyanine Green (ICG) Angiography
  • Intraocular Medication Injections
  • Laser Photocoagulation
  • Lateral Canthotomy
  • Limbal Relaxing Incisions
  • Macular Hole Repair
  • Orbital Surgery
  • Pars Plana Vitrectomy
  • Partial Lamellar Sclerouvectomy
  • Partial Lamellar Sclerocyclochoroidectomy
  • Partial Lamellar Sclerochoroidectomy
  • Posterior Sclerotomy
  • Pterygium Excision
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Scleral Buckle
  • Tarsorrhaphy
  • Transposition / Repositioning Procedures
  • Vitreo-Retinal Surgery

If you have an eye complaint, or believe that you need treatment for an issue pertaining to your eyes or vision then please get in touch with us. You can do this via the online contact form or via phone or email.

La Peer Health Systems Department of Ophthalmology
(855) 360-9119
8920 Wilshire Blvd Suite 101
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
[email protected]


Recent Ophthalmology Blogs

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Diabetes and the Eyes

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Pterygium Excision

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Cataract Surgery

A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye. The lens is located behind the iris (the colored part of the eye) and is involved in focusing images on the retina, the light-sensitive tissue in the back part the eye. In a young, healthy eye, this lens is clear and the image it creates on the retina is clear. This image is sent to the brain for processing into the image that we "see". If this lens is cloudy, as in the case of cataracts, the transferred image will be blurry. Cataracts are extremely common in the aged population, with more than half of Americans aged 80 or older either living with cataracts or having had cataract surgery in the past. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world. This is a troubling statistic because cataracts are treatable, thanks to the technology that is available today... read more >

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Dr. Robert Sacks, MD
Robert Sacks, MD
Address: 1125 S. Beverly Drive #710 Los Angeles, CA 90035
Office#: (310) 275-6179
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Dr. David J. Parks, MD
David J. Parks, MD
Address: 8920 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 500 Beverly Hills, CA, 90211
Office#: (310) 289-3666
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