Kenneth O. Sparks, M.D.
Vitreo-Retinal Surgery & Ophthalmology

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Kenneth O. Sparks, M.D.

Dr. Kenneth O. Sparks has been practicing Ophthalmology with a specialization in retinal diseases for over 25 years. He is highly experienced and skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of retinal disorders.

Education & Training

Dr. Kenneth Sparks earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Scholar and was Class Valedictorian During his studies at Stanford University Medical School Dr. Sparks developed an interest in treatments for diabetic retinopathy and retinal vascular diseases led him to seek further specialty training in Ophthalmology. After his internship in internal medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, Dr. Sparks returned to Stanford University where he completed three additional years of training in the Division of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Sparks received further training in retinal and vitreous diseases and surgery at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida. He has also held clinical professorships at the Jules Stein Eye Institute and King-Drew Medical Center. Dr. Sparks is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is also a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the California Medical Society, the American Society of Retinal Specialists, and the National Medical Association.

Dr. Kenneth Sparks is currently in private practice in Beverly Hills, California, where he has been a member of the local medical community for over two decades. He also sees patients at a satellite location in the city of South Gate.

Vitreo-Retinal Specialist

Vitreo-Retinal Surgery is a relatively new subspecialty in Ophthalmology; it grew out of the need to improve and expand treatments for diseases of the retina. The retina is a highly complex organ that constitutes the inner layer of the eye. Dr. Sparks has successfully treated and helped restore vision in thousands of patients with a host of retinal disorders including diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, macular edema, and retinal detachments. As a Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon, Dr. Sparks is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of potentially blinding diseases of the retina and inner eye.

About Our Practice

Our goal is to serve you in as courteous, efficient, and professional manner as possible. The doctor is available by appointment only. We provide fully validated parking for all patient visits. Although it is customary to pay for services at the time they are rendered, we do accept a variety of insurance plans and will bill your carrier on your behalf.
Macular Degeneration
Age-related Macular degeneration (AMD) typically affects older adults.
 
Uveitis
Uveitis refers to the inflammation of the uvea. It also may refer to any type of inflammation to the interior of the eye and not just the uvea.
 
Diabetic Retinopathy
High blood-sugar levels can damage retinal blood vessels in the back of the eye.
 
Glaucoma Treatment
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases characterized by damage to the optic nerve.