We at SDRA remain committed first and foremost to patient safety during the current coronavirus pandemic.

With this in mind, we are taking extra precautions in our offices in an attempt to minimize exposure and risk to our patients.  We remain open at both locations in order to provide care to new and existing patients who require attention.  We thank you for your understanding as we all navigate our way through this trying time.

Please do not hesitate to call us with any questions or concerns.

Please understand the SDRA is not a governing body, and we encourage our patients to use official resources to find current information on COVID-19 and appropriate courses of action

Office Hours

Monday – Friday 8.00am -5.00pm

Saturday / SundayClosed

Experienced Team

Your vision is one of your most important assets. You should entrust it only to experienced professionals.

Schedule and Appointment

(858) 609 7100 San Diego

(760) 631-6144 North County

We are ready to assist you when you call to schedule a visit with your SDRA Retina Specialist.


Experienced Physicians

Your vision is one of your most important assets, You should entrust it only to experienced professionals.

Personalized Treatment

Each patient's treatment is tailored to their specific needs and presentation.

Quality and Safety

All team members at San Diego Retina Associates have been trained thoroughly to provide safe, appropriate state-of-the-art care.

Emergency Service

Emergencies are dealt with promptly whether during regular office hours, nights or weekends.

Welcome To Our Clinic!

We are passionate about what we do and are dedicated to the preservation, and whenever possible, improvement of vision for our patients using state-of-the-art treatment modalities in a caring and compassionate environment.

Our practice is comprised of an experienced team of three board certified ophthalmologists, all with fellowship training in vitreo-retinal diseases and surgery. We continually strive to provide top quality care for our patients.


Retinal Health Information

Age - Related Macular Degeneration

AMD is a deterioration of the retina and choroid that leads to substantial loss in vision acuity...

Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion

Retinal vein occlusions occur when there is a blockage of veins carrying blood with needed oxygen and nutrients away from the nerve cells in the retina.(BRVO).

Central Retinal Vein Occlusion

Central retinal vein occlusion, also known as CRVO, is a condition in which the main vein that drains blood from the retina closes off partially or completely.

Central Serous Chorioretinopathy

Central serous chorioretinopathy, commonly referred to as CSC, is a condition in which fluid accumulates under the retina, causing a serous (fluid-filled) detachment and vision loss.

Diabetic Reinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy (pronounced ret in OP uh thee) is a complication of diabetes that causes damage to the blood vessels of the retina — the light-sensitive tissue that lines the back part of the eye, allowing you to see fine detail.

Retinal Detachment

The retina lines the back wall of the eye, and is responsible for absorbing the light that enters the eye and converting it into an electrical signal that is sent to the brain via the optic nerve, allowing you to see.

Epiretinal Membranes

(ERMs), also commonly known as cellophane maculopathy or macular puckers, are avascular (having few or no blood vessels), semitranslucent, fibrocellular membranes that form on the inner surface of the retina.

Retinal Tears

The retina is the inner lining of the eye; it is the thin, light-sensitive tissue that generates vision. Tears can form in the retina, creating a risk of retinal detachment and severe loss of vision.

Lattice Degeneration

is a condition that involves abnormal thinning of the peripheral retina, which is the tissue that lines the back wall of the eye and is critical for maintaining good vision.

Macular Hole

The macula is a small area in the center of the retina where light is sharply focused to produce the detailed color vision needed for tasks such as reading and driving.

Posterior Vitreous Detachment

Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD) is a natural change that occurs during adulthood, when the vitreous gel that fills the eye separates from the retina, the light-sensing nerve layer at the back of the eye.

Retained Lens Fragments

As people age, the lens of the eye develops a progressive opacification or clouding called a cataract.

"We are blessed at SDRA to have a complement of very talented and caring staff members who assist us at every step of the way from the front desk to the back office and in the clinic. Our clinic staff are an extension of ourselves and are integral in providing individualized care for each patient - with comprehensive history taking, performing state-of-the-art diagnostic testing, assisting in both documenting all aspects of the professional interaction as well as with our in-office procedures. We embrace the team concept wholeheartedly since it makes us who we are and allows us to offer top notch medical care for our patients ”

Mark Smith, MD San Diego Retina Associates

"Having grown up in a household where my father practiced as a family physician, I learned first-hand the true value of a sincere and caring doctor-patient relationship. It still informs my day to day interactions with patients, and in that regard, I wear two hats – one the GP hat, listening and then trying to make sure I address our patients’ specific needs, while at the same time providing them with the technical expertise both diagnostically and therapeutically that they deserve”

Fane Robinson, MD San Diego Retina Associates

"Retinal conditions can be complex and their effects can be distressing. That is why my approach is to ensure that every patient has a clear understanding of their retinal condition and offer the best and latest treatment options. By listening and working with each patient, I aim to address their individual needs and customize therapy to provide the best care for the patient as a whole. I am proud to be a member of the SDRA team that is dedicated to providing professional, compassionate, and innovative care."

Vincent Q. Nguyen, MD San Diego Retina Associates

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