The retina is the light sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. Retina specialists are specialized eye doctors who treat diseases of the retina, ranging from age-related macular degeneration to retinal detachment. A retina specialist will refer patients with cataracts to optometrists in our network for pre-operative screenening.
Dr. Louis Chang
Dr. Louis K. Chang, MD, PhD
Dr. Louis K. Chang, MD, PhD is a board-certified ophthalmologist and member of Northern California Retina Vitreous Associates (NCRVA), one of the premier vitreoretinal practices and the largest retina group in the Bay Area. He is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care to his patients with diseases of the retina, macula, and vitreous. Dr. Chang earned a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Stanford University and his MD and PhD degrees from Washington University Medical School. Dr. Chang completed his ophthalmology residency at UCLA / Jules Stein Eye Institute where he received the resident award for ophthalmic knowledge and the resident award for Excellence in Ophthalmic Surgery. He then performed a fellowship in medical and surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous at Columbia University in New York City during which he was a recipient of the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship. In addition, he received the Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation award. Dr. Chang has published numerous original research articles and book chapters on a wide variety of retinal and ophthalmic topics. He is an active member of the American Society of Retina Specialists, American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. He was recently elected to become a member of the prestigious Retina Society.
Dr. Clement Chow
Dr. Clement Chow, MD
Dr. Clement C. Chow, MD is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist with sub-specialty training in vitreoretinal surgery and physician at the Retinal Diagnostic Center devoted to the care and treatment of patients with all vitreo-retinal conditions, including diabetic and vascular retinopathy, macular degeneration, degenerative myopia, retinal detachments, as well as many other less common retinal conditions. Dr. Chow received both his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He then completed his ophthalmology residency followed by vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois – Chicago. Dr. Chow is active in research and has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles in high-impact journals like Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology and Archives of Ophthalmology (JAMA). He has also written a few book chapters, co-authored and presented over 30 posters and papers at national and international meetings His current interests include new ophthalmic imaging techniques in the diagnosis and management of various retinal diseases. He is an active member of the American Society for Retina Specialists, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the California Medical Association and the Santa Clara & Santa Cruz County Medical Associations. Originally from Hong Kong, Dr. Chow is fluent in Cantonese and English, proficient in Spanish, and conversational in Mandarin Chinese.
Dr. Keshav Narain
Dr. Keshav Narain, MD
Dr. Keshav Narain, MD is a vitreoretinal specialist and surgeon. His practice, South Bay Retina, specializes in the retina and provide state of the art diagnostic and therapeutic technology in a competent and caring environment. Unlike a general ophthalmologist, most of Dr. Narain’s patients have been referred for evaluation and treatment of serious eye problems. Dr. Narain maintains privileges at Good Samaritan Hospital, El Camino Hospital, and El Camino Surgery Center. South Bay Retina’s philosophy emphasizes individualized care and attention for every patient and accessibility to both patients and referring doctors. Dr. Narain routinely gives out his cell phone number to doctors and critical patients, such as post-ops, and is also easily reached through our answering service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Dr. Narain completed undergraduate studies at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated from medical school at the George Washington University School of Medicine where he developed an interest in ophthalmology. He then entered ophthalmology residency at the distinguished New Jersey Eye Institute at the New Jersey Medical School. In 1999 he became a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and re-certified with the ABO in 2008.
Dr. Gloria Wu
Dr. Gloria Wu, MD, PC
Dr. Gloria Wu, MD, PC is a board-certified ophthalmologist and has a private practice in San Jose, California. She is dedicated to delivering competent and compassionate care to our patients, utilizing state-of-the-art tools available to the medical profession. Dr. Wu is a graduate of Harvard University and College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University. She has written three textbooks. She has taught medical students from Harvard Medical School and Tufts School of Medicine and has lectured annually at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the preeminent organization of American Ophthalmologists. Dr. Wu has had an Access Television show for 11 years in Massachusetts and California, which culminated in 2001 Honorable Mention in National Hometown Video Festival. Her show, Healthtalk on Youtube reaches thousands of viewers.