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Retina Consultants San Diego specializes in diseases of the retina and vitreous which includes diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, macular hole, macular pucker, macular edema, macular degeneration, central vein occlusions, and branch vein occlusions. The practice provides cutting techniques in retinal

The physicians at Retina Consultants San Diego are nationally recognized leaders in their field. They participate in most clinical trials assessing new therapies for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, as well as other retinal diseases. In addition to its clinical services, Retina Consultants San Diego provides continuing education and consulting services to the local, national, and international ophthalmic communities and other healthcare industries. The doctors have special interests in, and have lectured and published extensively in the peer reviewed literature, on topics including office based retinal detachment repair with pneumatic retinopexy, macular hole repair with NO face down positioning, diabetic retinopathy, and age related macular degeneration. Our group is unique in not requiring face down position following macular hole repair. Please visit our website at for an explanation. The group actively participates in clinical trials in the area of macular degeneration and diabetes treated with Lucentis, Avastin, Macugen, SiRNA, aflibercept (Eylea), DARPin, topical tyrosine kinase inhibitors, and Visudyne.

Here at Retina Consultants San Diego, we use state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic technology, including wide-field fluorescein photography and angiography, ICG angiography, autofluorescence, ultrasonography, and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography with enhanced depth imaging. In the office we offer thermal laser photocoagulation, photodynamic therapy with Visudyne, intraocular injections with Lucentis, Avastin, Eylea, and triamcnolon acetonide. We repair 70% of retinal detachments in the office with an intraocular gas bubble (pneumatic retinopexy), and fix the remainder in the operating room. Our the practice helped pioneer electronic health records, which we have been using since the mid 1990‘s. We also perform macular hole repair without requiring face-down positioning


Retina Consultants San Diego  was established in 1979. We have been performing retinal surgery in San Diego County with offices in Poway and La Jolla. Our doctors are board certified and are members of the American Society of Retina Specialists, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Retina Society, Macula Society, and American Ophthalmological Society. Academic affiliations have included U.C. San Diego, and Loma Linda University and we have been a consultant to the Department of Defense at Balboa Naval Hospital.


Paul E Tornambe, MD, FACS, Founder

Lon S Poliner, MD, FACS

Nikolas JS London, MD

Fellowship trained and American Board of Ophthalmology Certified

American Society of Retina Specialists

American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Ophthalmological Society

American College of Surgeons

European Vitreoretinal Society

San Diego County Medical Society

Clinical Faculty U.C. San Diego

Macula Society

Retina Society

Our Philosophy

Retina Consultants San Diego is committed to providing a supportive and caring environment for our patients. We strive to provide the absolute best in patient care.

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9850 Genesee Ave Ste 700
La Jolla, CA 92037 Phone: (858) 558-9666

12630 Monte Vista Rd Ste 104 Poway, CA 92064
Phone: (858) 451-1911