Multiple Locations To Serve You
Pacific Retina Specialists has offices throughout Southern California, as well as, a practice serving the U.S. Territory of Guam. See which office is most convenient for you.
Welcome to Pacific Retina Specialists
Meet Your Ophthalmologist Dr. David J. Parks
Dr. Parks is a board-certified ophthalmologist who has been practicing in the Los Angeles area since 1995. He graduated from the prestigious Washington University School of Medicine. He then completed an internal medicine internship at University Hospital in Long Island and an ophthalmology residency at Krieger Eye Institute at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. Following his academic training, he completed a two-year fellowship in ocular immunology and uveitis at the National Eye Institute in Maryland. Dr. Parks has since published articles for scientific journals and has presented at several national and international medical meetings.
While he continues to practice in Southern California, Dr. Parks decided to expand his mission to provide expert eye care to the U.S. Territory of Guam where he was able to care for patients that previously had limited access to retinal care. Since 1999, he has made routine trips to the island and has a fully equipped office available to meet the needs of patients on Guam and the surrounding Micronesian islands.
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i am going to Doctor David Parks for more than two years and I can only say good things about my doctor. Doctor pays attention to every aspects and give full attention to my problem.View On Facebook
I have been coming to see Dr. Parks for the past 8 years and love him. He is the best! The staff is very friendly and professional. I will be coming here until the end.View On Facebook
Contact Pacific Retina Specialists Today!
If you are experiencing problems with your vision, please contact us today. One of our highly trained staff will be able to assist you with your eye concerns and would be happy to schedule a consultation with Dr. Parks at one of our easily accessible locations in Beverly Hills, or Lancaster, CA. If you are interested in our Guam office, please contact us online.
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What is a Retina Specialist?
There are different kinds of eye doctors such as optometrists, ophthalmologists, and sub-specialty ophthalmologists. Optometrists are eye doctors who provide examinations for the general health of the eye and may prescribe visual aids such as glasses or contact lenses. Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of the eye.
General ophthalmologists treat patients for eye conditions such as conjunctivitis, cataracts, glaucoma, and many other conditions related to the front part of the eye. Some ophthalmologists do additional medical training, complete specialized internships, and participate in sub-specialized residency programs. A retina specialist is an ophthalmologist that sub-specializes in the back part of the eye (the retina and the vitreous). Retina specialists treats patients for eye conditions such as, but not limited to: retinal detachments, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic or hypertensive retinopathy, ocular inflammatory conditions, AIDS-related disease, or retinal vein occlusions (strokes of the eye). Treatments for these conditions include medication, eye injections, laser treatment, and surgery. Dr. David Parks is a highly trained retina specialist and surgeon that may be able to help you.
Conditions We Treat
Diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition that affects blood vessels in the retina. People with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are at an increased risk for developing eye conditions such as retinopathy and glaucoma and should get screened at least once a year for symptoms. While the condition is not reversible, our eye doctor can often prevent patients' vision from worsening. Dr. Parks specializes in several therapies targeting the retina and can help you find the most effective form of treatment.
Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is a condition that affects the small central area of the retina called the macula. Patients will gradually begin to lose their central eyesight, though often maintaining peripheral vision. While age is the main cause of AMD, genetics and lifestyle can also play a role in developing the condition. Dr. Parks may recommend preventative measures if you are at risk, and can provide several treatments to slow the progression of macula degeneration including laser therapies.
Retinal detachment is a problem that occurs in the eye when the thin layer of tissue known as the retina is pulled away from its normal position. The main causes of retinal detachment are age, eye injury, genetics, and certain health conditions like diabetes. You may notice symptoms of the problem that include blurry sight, floating specks in your vision, or flashes of light. Fortunately, we can treat this condition at our Beverly Hills practice. Our ophthalmologist offers advanced retina surgery to repair the tissue and restore your vision.
Other Conditions We can help you with
- Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
- Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Flashes and Floaters
- Macular Edema
- Macular Holes
- Ocular Inflammatory Diseases
- Retinal Detachment
- Retina Vascular Disease
"Dr. Parks has done surgery on both eyes for detached retinas and he is fantastic. I highly recommended him to anyone with retina issues." J.Sheridan