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Eric K Chin, MD

Dr. Eric K Chin is a board-certified ophthalmologist in the Inland Empire of Southern California. He is a partner at Retina Consultants of Southern California, and an Assistant Professor at Loma Linda University and the Veterans Affair (VA) Hospital of Loma Linda. He is a graduate of University of California Berkeley with a bachelor’s of science degree in Bioengineering. Dr. Chin received his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School, completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of California Davis, and his surgical vitreoretinal fellowship at the University of Iowa. During his residency and fellowship, he was awarded several accolades for his teaching and research in imaging and novel treatments for various retinal diseases.

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Resources
A Resident's Guide to Diabetic Retinopathy Surgical Treatment Options
Eyecare March 31st, 2021
A Resident's Guide to Diabetic Retinopathy Surgical Treatment Options

In this short course, we highlight the important variables to consider before, during, and after surgery for diabetic retinopathy.

Assessing and Grading Diabetic Retinopathy: Updates for Ophthalmology Residents
Eyecare February 4th, 2021
Assessing and Grading Diabetic Retinopathy: Updates for Ophthalmology Residents

With the development of new tools for the diagnosis and management of diabetic retinopathy, it's worth returning to the evolution of the Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) classification system in order to understand how ophthalmologists assess and grade diabetic retinopathy now.

Ophthalmology Case Study: Pentosan Maculopathy Mimicking Pattern Dystrophy
Eyecare December 3rd, 2020
Ophthalmology Case Study: Pentosan Maculopathy Mimicking Pattern Dystrophy

Pentosan polysulfate sodium (PPS) (Elmiron; Janssen Pharmaceuticals) received Federal Drug Administration approval for the treatment of interstitial cystitis in 1996. Recently, reports have surfaced of maculopathy secondary to PPS. Here, we described a case of maculopathy secondary to PPS mimicking pattern dystrophy.

Ophthalmology Case Report: Simultaneous Bilateral Central Retinal Artery Occlusion
Eyecare November 5th, 2020
Ophthalmology Case Report: Simultaneous Bilateral Central Retinal Artery Occlusion

In this fascinating case of simultaneous bilateral CRAO in the absence of commonly associated settings, we discuss the patient's risk factors and symptoms, as well as how to plan for similar cases.

Ophthalmology Case Reports: Apremilast for Uveitis Associated with Behçet’s Disease
Eyecare October 9th, 2020
Ophthalmology Case Reports: Apremilast for Uveitis Associated with Behçet’s Disease

Apremilast was approved for managing oral ulcers associated with BD in 2019. Here, we describe a case with recurrent unilateral uveitis associated with BD that was successfully managed by apremilast.

Scleral Buckle for Retinal Detachment: Three Surgical Approaches
Eyecare September 3rd, 2020
Scleral Buckle for Retinal Detachment: Three Surgical Approaches

When it comes to retinal detachment repair, scleral buckling is a classic. In this set of videos, three experienced surgeons walk you through their approaches to the procedure.

What Ophthalmology Residents Should Know About Retinal Detachment Repair
Eyecare July 9th, 2020
What Ophthalmology Residents Should Know About Retinal Detachment Repair

Retinal detachment is an urgent diagnosis and, without timely intervention, there is significant risk of permanent vision loss. Here's what ophthalmology residents need to know.

Endophthalmitis and New Therapies: What Ophthalmology Residents Should Know
Eyecare April 23rd, 2020
Endophthalmitis and New Therapies: What Ophthalmology Residents Should Know

Infectious endophthalmitis is a serious vision-threatening condition. This course reviews current trends in etiology, causative microorganisms, management and evolving surgical techniques to address this condition.

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