Bay Area Retina Associates
Bay Area Retina Associates
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Groundbreaking Clinical Trials for AMD

Bay Area Retina Associates is pleased to be participating in some of the most cutting edge clinical trials for neovascular ("wet") age-related macular degeneration and dry age-related macular degeneration. Wet AMD is currently treated with eye injections of Avastin, Lucentis, and Eylea, which are different drugs that all inhibit the same target of the disease (vascular endothelial growth factor; VEGF). These drugs have revolutionized the care of patients with wet AMD, by stabilizing the disease and preventing the massive loss of central vision that comes with untreated wet AMD. Our next goal in wet AMD is to help patients gain more vision, by targeting more than just VEGF. Angiopoietin-2 is another potent stimulus for the leakage that occurs in wet AMD, and inhibiting it and VEGF may further improve vision for our wet AMD patients. You can learn more about this exciting trial here.

In dry AMD, research over the past decade has pointed to the pivotal role inflammation plays in causing the disease. Specifically, the complement system has been implicated as a key cause of this pathologic inflammation. Lampalizumab, an antibody that inhibits a component of the complement system, has been shown in Phase 2 studies to slow the growth of geographic atrophy, the advanced form of dry AMD. We are currently participating in the pivotal Phase 3 study of lampalizumab; more information can be found here.


Welcome to Bay Area Retina Associates. We are ophthalmologists and retinal surgeons, physicians who specialize in disorders of the inner portion of the eye. Most of our patients have been referred by another physician or an eye care specialist for more specific evaluation.

At Bay Area Retina Associates we are committed to providing quality compassionate retinal health care to you and your family. Our success is measured by the satisfaction of our patients as well as by the doctors who refer patients to our practice. We continually endeavor to keep your faith and trust by speaking openly and honestly with you about your health care and the services we recommend.



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Learn about Retinal Diseases

BARA treats the full spectrum of medical and surgical retinal diseases. Click here to learn about diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, and other common retinal conditions.

Learn about Retinal Procedures

BARA provides a wide range of retinal treatments in the office as well as in the operating room. Click to learn more about some of the most common retinal procedures. Your BARA doctor can talk to you about the full range of treatments that apply to your specific retinal condition.

Certain procedures can only be safely performed in an operating room. BARA doctors perform retinal surgery at numerous hospitals and surgery centers throughout the East Bay region for the convenience and safety of our patients. BARA surgeons operate in facilities with the latest minimally invasive microsurgical instrumentation.

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