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COVID-19 Announcement

We are seeing patients by Appointment Only.  Please call to make an appointment. 

Even prior to the pandemic - and particularly during these times, we follow CDC guidelines including sanitation of all equipment and high touch surfaces between patients.  Our appointment times are designed to allow patients to maintain social distancing.  We do require that you and your family members wear a mask at all times while in the office.  Please call or email to inquire. 


Diabetic Retinal Imaging Clinical Trial:

This clinical trial is now closed.  Thank you to all our participants who helped us make this a great success!  We were one of the top enrolling sites across the country.  Please look out for future clinical trials.

Candy K Chan, MD, PhD


At Milestones Retina Eye Care, we are interested in providing individualized quality eye care.  Services available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

What is the retina?

The retina is a thin layer of tissue that lines the inside of the eye. This tissue is made up of millions of
neurons (and blood vessels) that relay signals to your brain to tell us what we see. When light hits your
retina, a chain reaction of cell signals are activated. These signals are conducted through the optic nerve to our brain that then helps us interpret these signals as color and images.

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What is the vitreous?

The vitreous is a gel that fills the inside of the eye and helps the eye maintain its shape as well as provide nutrients and hydration for the eye. When we are younger, the vitreous gel is tightly adherent to the retinal surface. As we age, the vitreous gel becomes more fluid-like (vitreous syneresis). At some point in our lives (as we age), the vitreous gel may separate from the most posterior part of the retina (posterior vitreous detachment).

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