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

Appointments online or call 323-655-8036
Services & Treatments


Ocular Inflammatory Disease

Ocular inflammatory disease (OID) is a general term for inflammation affecting any part of the eye or surrounding tissue. Inflammation involving the eye can range from the familiar allergic conjunctivitis of hay fever to rare, potentially blinding conditions such as uveitis, scleritis, episcleritis, optic neuritis, orbital pseudotumor and retinal vasculitis.

The majority of these diseases fall within the scope of our practice. We can provide initial diagnosis and management of these conditions. We also provide second opinion and consultation services for the often long-term management of OID. Please contact our office for more information.

Normal Retina

Affected Retina
Macular Degeneration
Age-related Macular degeneration (AMD) typically affects older adults.
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.