Orange County retina surgeon Dr Kawji specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal diseases. Some of the more common disorders he treats include:

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Newport Retina is pleased to introduce the latest, state-of-the-art, diagnostic and therapeutic equipment to serve Newport Beach and all of Orange County including:
  • HD Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  • HD Digital Fundus Photography
  • HD Fluorescein Angiography (FA
  •  Indocyanine Green (ICG) Angiography
  • Fundus Auto-Fluorescence (FAF)
  • Ocular Ultrasound (B-Scan)
  • Argon Retinal Laser 532s

Office Procedures

Dr Kawji performs office-based procedures including:
  • Intravitreal injections (Avastin, Lucentis, Eylea, Kenalog, Ozurdex, Triesence) for treatment of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vein occlusion.
  • Retinal laser surgeries for management of diabetic eye disease, or to repair retinal holes & detached retina.
  • Pneumatic retinopexy (gas bubble injection to treat retinal detachment)
  • Ocular ultrasound, which is useful for conditions where the view to the back of the eye is blocked (for example, due to advanced cataract or significant bleeding in the eye)

Major Surgeries

Major vitreo-retinal surgeries are same-day procedures that are performed in the outpatient setting (either in an ambulatory surgery center or in the hospital). Dr Kawji is affiliated with several hospitals and surgery centers in Orange County, including the prestigious Hoag Hospital and Newport Bay Surgery Center, where he provides ophthalmology and retina specialist services. Common retina surgeries that we perform include:
  • Vitrectomy
  • 23 & 25 gauge vitrectomy
  • Retinal detachment repair
  • Laser treatment for retinal tears
  • Macular hole surgery
  • Epiretinal membrane peeling
  • Internal limiting membrane peeling
  • Vitrectomy to remove vitreous hemorrhage
  • Vitrectomy for floaters
  • Endolaser
  • Cryoretinopexy
  • Scleral buckle
  • Endoscopic vitrectomy

We accept same-day appointments and referrals for emergency eye problems.

Contact us to schedule a consultation