Testimonials

Connie Rothstein

George Hopkins

Dean R

Israel Garcia

Jose Perez

Armando Munoz

Jeffrey Smith

Le Ly

Myra Deperalta

Jeff Wade M.D.

Stephen "Kobie" Kobierowski

Hagop Dikranian M.D.

Elizabeth Leonard

Tina Mao

Fredrick James

Sree Rama Rao Garimella

Andrew, Pasadena

William Tsai M.D.

Malinda Hansen

Dennis Chen

Rachael Bower

Myron Yanish

Linda Quan

Heng Jin

Daisy Salvam

Steve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



TESTIMONIALS


"The prospect of losing one's vision is daunting, to say the least. The next great challenge in dealing with macular degeneration comes with the search for a truly qualified physician. After less than satisfactory results with other specialists, Dr. Murthy was recommended to me. Since that time my care has been exemplary. One of the most positive aspects of our doctor patient relationship has been the constant communication that occurs during all aspects of my visual care. I understand what is happening and have faith that the best possible result will come from my care. While it is important to understand that not everything is totally curable, we all need to know that the best practices are being used to enhance vision. My care has been excellent and Dr. Murthy is to be commended for his medical knowledge and kindness in dealing with such a sensitive issue. I would trust him to care for any member of my family."

Connie Rothstein

   





"Discovering Dr. Murthy has been a godsend for the treatment of my mother’s condition. I also became a patient of Dr. Murthy in order to forestall similar condition from developing. I have recommended Dr. Murthy to many friends and acquaintances. I encourage everyone to get his or her eyes checked by a retinal specialist, such as Dr. Murthy, after a certain age. My only regret is that I did not discover Dr. Murthy earlier."

George Hopkins

   
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"After suffering simultaneous detached retinas in both eyes, I was blessed to have Dr. Raghu Murthy perfom both vitrectomy operations. Recovery from vitrectomy surgery isn't easy, but with Dr. Murthy's help, I came through it. He is a compassionate doctor who sees the whole patient, and not just a technical problem to be solved. During recovery, I was seen by another doctor who was impressed with the neatness, as he said, of Dr. Murthy's surgical work. It may be a small thing, but it shows the care that he takes with his patients. I have met many ophthalmologists in Southern California, but I don't know of any who show the empathy with the patient that Dr. Murthy does. Because of this, I carry his cards in my billfold, and give them to anyone I hear discussing a vision problem.

There are sometimes setbacks and disappointments when dealing with something as delicate, complicated and crucial as one's eyes, but after being under Dr.Murthy's care for several years now, I do not trust my vision to anyone else. If you are reading this, it probably means that you or a loved one is facing a crisis; I urge you to see Dr. Murthy as soon as you can."

Dean R

   
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"The best thing that has ever happened to me was meeting Dr. Murthy and his wonderful staff! Previously, I was a loyal patient from Kaiser and I was told that my eye condition was never going to improve. I went back and forth from doctor to doctor and was given several treatments but none seemed to help. So one day I was referred to Dr. Murthy and everything changed from then on. I am now being treated properly for my condition. I could not be happier with the recovery of my vision and the care given by Dr. Murthy and his staff. Every time I am going to have an appointment, I am conveniently given a reminder phone call. I am very thankful for everything the staff does for me. Thank you so much!

¡Lo mejor que me ha sucedido fue a conocer al Dr. Murthy y su maravilloso personal! Hace un tiempo, yo era un paciente leal del hospital Kaiser donde un día me dijeron que mi condición del ojo nunca iba a mejorar. Fui a muchos médicos y recibe una cantidad de tratamientos pero ninguno parecía ayudar. Un día fui referido al Dr. Murthy y todo cambió desde entonces. Ahora me están dando tratamiento para mi condición y no podría ser más feliz con el personal. Cada vez que voy a tener una cita, me dan convenientemente una llamada de teléfono para recordarme de mi visita. Estoy muy agradecido por todo lo que el personal ha hecho por mí. ¡Muchas gracias!"

Israel Garcia

   
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"I had a lens implant surgery in 2001 at Kaiser. There were some complications with lens placement and it caused repeated inflammation, pain and cornea damage. I did not realize why this was happening. I came to Dr. Murthy when someone poked a finger in my eye and displaced the lens. I started to see double and the pain started to get worse. Dr. Murthy was the first person who was able to explain my condition to me in words that I could understand. He was able to correct the condition with a surgery. Everything has been perfect since then, and I am very happy and pleased that my pain has gone away and my vision is crystal clear. I would recommend anybody with eye problems to go Dr. Murthy. I am a Los Angeles County deputy sheriff and having as perfect vision as possible is imperative for the type of job that I do. Dr. Murthy has been able to accomplish this for me."

Jose Perez

   
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"I am very thankful for the care that Dr. Murthy and his staff have provided for me and my eyes. I remember one day on a Friday Dr. Murthy performed surgery on my eye and he saw me the next day even though he usually does not work on Saturdays. He is very accommodating for seeing me on his time-off and I thank him deeply for his extra care. All of his staff is considerate and very helpful. He is a very special doctor and I recommend him to everyone!

Estoy muy agradecido para el cuidado que el Dr. Murthy y su personal me han dado por mi ojos. Recuerdo que un día en un viernes Dr. Murthy realizó que necesitaba cirugía en el ojo y él me vio al día siguiente aunque él generalmente no trabaja los sábados. El es muy generoso con el tiempo que le ofrece a sus pacientes y yo le doy gracias profundamente para su cuidado extra. Todos sus empleados son muy placentes y se exigen en ayudar a todos los pacientes. ¡Dr. Murthy es un médico muy especial y yo lo recomiendo a todos!"

Armando Munoz

   
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"In the face of a crisis as threatening and terrifying as losing one's vision, a sense of safety, security, and reassurance is an essential part of your care. Dr. Murthy is not only an exceptionally skilled surgeon, he's also an incredible doctor who provided the comfort and friendship I needed during the most challenging time of my life. Dr. Murthy treated me as a person, not like a pair of eyeballs attached to a body. I truly feel like part of the family with Dr. Murthy. I have infinite trust of Dr. Murthy, not just with my eyesight, but I would trust him with my life.

I continue to count my blessings that I found Dr. Murthy. By some celestial guidance I managed to end up in his office just in time to remediate my emergency with the delicate art that he possesses. Dr. Murthy saved my vision. But not only that, he also truly cared for me.

I cannot recommend Dr. Murthy enough. I love going to see him! He made me feel comfortable in a condition where comfort seemed impossible. He's the perfect person for both critical surgery as well as regular eye care and check-ups."

Jeffrey Smith

   


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"Thank you Dr. Raghu Murthy for the exceptional eye care that you have given me. You and your staff have gone above and beyond your duties. You all made me feel comfortable and confident under your care. I really appreciate your kindness and personal attention. You are the best! Thank you, thank you and thank you."

Le Ly

   


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"My eyes have always been incredibly sensitive and I’ve always been afraid of anything going near them. That’s why, before I came in, I shuddered at the thought of my eyeballs being poked and prodded. However, when I finally came for my appointment, Dr. Murthy and his staff made me feel completely at ease. Not only were they kind and compassionate, but they were also incredibly quick. I was really impressed that I didn’t have to wait as long as I normally would in other doctors’ offices. They were very understanding and took the time to explain all of the tests to me, yet I never waited longer than 10 minutes. I felt comfortable and really well taken care of. Thanks Dr. Murthy and everyone at Retina Eye Specialists!!!"

Myra Deperalta

   


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"I am a practicing Emergency Medicine doctor at the mid point of my career and still plan on working for at least the next 20 years. More importantly to me personally, I am an avid reader and travel frequently for pleasure. All these things require good vision. I first saw Dr. Murthy after having a torn retina as a complication of an unrelated eye surgery. He did an excellent job in the retina surgery itself as well as was very attentive and truly concerned in the required follow up. His wonderful work allowed me to continue working, reading and traveling myself. It truly saved my career and my ability to do some of my favorite things.

As an Emergency Physician, I have no hesitation calling him for patients who I see with similar problems and he is always glad to help them as well. He has an excellent reputation in the local medical community, especially among the ophthalmologists. When I had a similar problem in my other eye, I did not even consider going to anyone else. As before, Dr. Murthy did an excellent job both in the surgery and the follow up care, even making a house call to make sure I was doing alright the evening after surgery. I cannot express how much I owe him nor can I recommend him highly enough."

Jeff Wade M.D.

   


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"Couple of years ago, days prior to relocating to the East coast, I sustained a serious eye injury and was EXTREMELY fortunate that Dr. Murthy was the Retinal Surgeon on call at the hospital. Dr. Murthy opened his office early on Sunday morning to see me and spent the entire morning/afternoon repairing my eye injury. The possibility of losing my vision was a very scary situation and Dr. Murthy not only saved my eye but was a compassionate person who truly cared about my well being. Dr Murthy is an example of what medicine used to be and should be. Even after I relocated to the East coast, Dr. Murthy would follow up on a regular basis with me and the doctor he referred me to. I would fly back to the West coast to see Dr. Murthy because there is NO other doctor I would trust with my vision 100%. I have since relocated back to the West coast and will be a patient of Dr. Murthy’s for life. You will not find a doctor who is more knowledgeable and personable and I feel VERY blessed that Dr Murthy was there in my time of need. Thank You Dr. Murthy for all you have done and I give you my personal seal of approval!"

Stephen "Kobie" Kobierowski

   


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"Dr. Murthy treated my retinal problem competently and compassionately. His approach to my care comforted me and put me at ease. I recommend him to anybody who is having retinal problems."

Hagop Dikranian, M.D.

   


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"I was referred to Dr. Murthy for my macular degeneration and have been thrilled with his care. Dr. Murthy has a wonderful demeanor that makes one feel very special. His staff is the best! They are smart, friendly and efficient. There is no wait whenever I show up for my appointment. I love Dr. Murthy and his staff. I will travel any distance to come see Dr. Murthy."

Elizabeth Leonard

   


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"I was refered to Dr. Murthy by my best friend, who has been taking her mother to Dr. Murthy for three years. Dr. Murthy diagnosed my macular pucker and performed surgery three months ago. I am so happy with the results. The vision in my eye after surgery is clean, clear, and the colors are crisp. After seeing my great result, my husband also went to see Dr. Murthy and had surgery by Dr. Murthy. We are both very satisfied with Dr. Murthy and his staff, and will recommend Dr. Murthy to anybody."

Tina Mao

   


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"I am a professional pilot for a major transportation company as such I require excellent vision to perform my duties. Last year I started to have vision problems with one of my eyes caused by a Macular Pucker. My flying career was put on hold while I dealt with my vision problem. Finding Dr. Murthy from a referral from Cedar Sinai was a stroke of luck for me. I was using Dr. Murthy to get a second opinion and quickly surmised that he was going to be my primary eye specialist. He was thorough and complete in explaining my condition and his recommendations. I asked hundreds of questions to Dr. Murthy and he patiently answered every one to my complete satisfaction. I had full confidence and trust in Dr. Murthy to restore my vision by doing a pars plana vitrectomy surgical procedure. I am elated to report that my vision has improved enough to resume my flying career without any FAA restrictions.

I fully recommend Dr. Murthy to anyone experiencing eye problems. Additionally, his staff is outstanding, friendly and professional. I had numerous disability insurance and FAA requirements that his staff handled in an excellent manner. Thank you for getting me back in the air “flying the jet” again."

Fredrick James

   


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"In 1995, I lost most of the vision in my left eye due to a retinal vein occlusion. After 6 months of observation, a retina specialist did laser surgery. That doctor, as well as a second opinion at a premier retina center in Los Angeles, said that they could do nothing more to improve my vision. Thereafter, my retina was examined regularly, but no additional treatment was given.

In 2008, I had a similar problem in my right (good) eye. The doctor, who treated my left eye earlier, said nothing could be done except observation and possible laser later. Fortunately, I was referred to Dr. Raghu Murthy for a second opinion. After examining my right eye, Dr. Murthy said that my vision could improve with treatment. He assured me that he would take care of me the same way as he would have treated his own father, and he did it for sure!

Dr. Murthy’s diagnosis and treatment were excellent. Soon, my vision improved significantly. He exhibited supreme confidence in his work. I never felt any apprehension or discomfort during over 20 injections into my retina. Dr. Murthy always treated me with special care and empathy.

I would have been almost blind by now, but for Dr. Murthy. I believe God has been bestowing this blessing of a good vision upon me through Dr. Murthy. I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone who has any retina problem."

Sree Rama Rao Garimella

   


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"Last year, Retina Eye Specialists helped diagnose and preventatively heal a condition called Central Serous Retinopathy in my left eye. I continue to be impressed with their professionalism, humanity and follow-through. Dr. Murthy and his team excel in explaining everything along the way from procedure options to recovery guidelines to follow-ups and monitoring. I never thought I would say this about going to the doctor, but it is actually a pleasure to visit this office - everyone is caring and friendly. It's that personalization, conscientiousness and education that Retina Eye Specialists always provide that I highly appreciate. Under Dr. Murthy's care, his team helped prevent potentially permanent damage to my vision, and for that I am grateful."

Andrew, Pasadena, CA
   


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"Dr. Murthy saved my mother's vision. She had severe retinal detachment/ tearing and Dr. Murthy was able to perform a delicately complicated surgery to save her vision and we as a family are much indebted to him.

His bedside manners are impeccable and his surgical skills are bar none the pinnacle amongst his peers. Since my mother's surgery I have also become his patient for the past 4 years. I entrust him with the care of my eyes 100% and if Dr. Murthy's medical colleagues are entrusting him with the care of their eyes and the eye care of their mother, then that's the most powerful statement I can make on behalf of Dr. Murthy."

William J. Tsai, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine

University of California, Irvine

School of Medicine

   

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"After watching my mother suffer through Macular Degeneration I was extremely scared and upset when I found out I had the same thing. It was recommended that I see Dr. Murthy. As the patient / doctor relationship has progressed, I have seen him almost monthly for the past year. I have been most impressed with his calm assurance that he would do everything to help me, as I have gone through this next stage of wet macular degeneration.

Dr. Murthy's office is equipped with the most recent state of the art equipment; his staff is polite, informative, efficient and compassionate. Dr. Murthy has always made me feel like I was his most important patient and explained in detail everything that would happen to me prior to receiving shots in the eye and the laser treatment. He has always spent as much time with me as I felt I needed in answering my questions.

I owe Dr. Murthy my sight, as I am now seeing 20/25 in my affected eye. Having this disease doesn’t scare me anymore and I have Dr. Murthy to thank for that! "

Malinda Hansen

   


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"I have bad diabetes and it has affected my kidneys and my eyes. My eyes had problems and I had seen several eye doctors that did not take care of me very well. I lost all the vision in my right eye, and I started to lose vision in my left eye. That was when my doctor referred me to Dr. Murthy. I am very lucky to have met Dr. Murthy. He is very professional and kind. He did surgery in my left eye and the outcome was very good. My vision is at 20/20 in my left eye! Dr. Murthy saved my eyesight and my life. My eyesight is very important to me. I could lose an arm or a leg but I would not want to lose my eyesight. I only wished that I met Dr. Murthy sooner because I know that he could have saved my right eye too. If you want a doctor that will take care of you well, you should see Dr. Murthy. I would recommend him to anyone!"

Dennis Chen

   


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"Being a performer my whole life and an aspiring actress, hearing that I had to have bilateral retina detachment surgery was heart wrenching. Thankfully, I had Dr Murthy there to comfort me and be the best possible retinal specialist I could ask for. He made me feel at ease before the surgery, even playing music I like in the operation room… (rap). And the following visits were comforting and hopeful. I wouldn't wish what I had to go through on my worst enemy: The pain, the recovery process, just to name a few. But without Dr. Murthy, I could have potentially become blind. Now I am seeing just about 20/20 again and Dr. Murthy says everything looks fantastic! Thank you so much for all you have done for me!!! "

Rachael Bower

   


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"When what I thought was something caught in my left eye turned out to be a torn retina, I was referred to Dr.Murthy. He saw me on a moments notice, did an incredibly in depth exam and evaluation, and scheduled surgery for the following morning. During the entire process, his ability to convey the procedures, treatment, requirements for recovery, etc. in "lay" terms was most helpful and encouraging. He is open, friendly, personable, and knowledgeable about his craft. His staff is a reflection of his demeanor and professionalism, and should anyone reading this be in need of vitreo-retinal disease or surgical advise and/or evaluation, I recommend Dr. Raghy Murthy highly."

Myron Yanish

   


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"I was seeing a retina specialist in the Monrovia area for many years and was diagnosed with macular degeneration in both eyes. I received one treatment of Avastin but did not see an improvement in my vision. I was also treated by Kaiser at the Baldwin Park facility, and was told my eyes would stay the same. I finally decided to look for a retina specialist closer to home and found Retina Eye Specialist/Dr Murthy located in South Pasadena. I read the reviews on Yelp and was very pleased with them, so I made an appointment.

My first visit to Dr. Murthy's office was a very good experience. His staff made me feel comfortable and they cared about my situation. Dr. Murthy treated my macular degeneration by giving me three treatments in each eye over a course of three months. I noticed an immediately improvement. My focus was brighter and sharper. One of my eyes had a gel type membrane growing, and in order to see better, Dr. Murthy recommended a vitrectomy (pars plana vitrectomy) surgery. I received an immediate appointment for outpatient surgery at San Gabriel Valley Medical Center. The surgery was very smooth and successful. Recovery took about 2 weeks. I am very happy that I can almost see clearly and the floaters are gone. I continue to use eye drops daily.

The South Pasadena office visit wait time is very short. This office does not overbook its appointments. Parking is behind the building. Dr Murthy and his staff are very professional and really care about their patients. A special thanks to Dr. Murthy and his staff. I have been very pleased with my treatments and strongly recommend Dr. Murthy."

Linda Quan

   


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"I am very thankful to Dr. Murthy for saving my right eye. I got hit by a nail in my eye last year and it ruptured my eye and also caused a cataract. Dr. Murthy saw me in the ER and performed emergency surgery to fix it. I was so worried because I own a trucking company and I needed to be able to drive a truck and keep my commercial license. A second surgery was done 2 months later to put in a lens. After that my vision has been great. I am back to driving my trucks. Dr. Murthy and his office are wonderful!"

Heng Jin

   


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"My mother has been coming to see Dr. Murthy for the last year since we moved to Los Angeles. She was diagnosed with bilateral wet macular degeneration 10 years ago, and has been receiving intraocular injections ever since. Dr. Murthy is fantastic! The left eye has stabilized for the first time under Dr. Murthy's expertise, as he used the combination of cold laser therapy and intravitreal injections to optimize her care. As an internal medicine physician, I have noticed that he is extremely competent in his field and his bedside mannner is superb. We are very fortunate to have him as our doctor. Now my entire family goes to him for all our ophthalmology needs!"

Sunitha Gill M.D. on behalf of Daisy Salvam

   


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"Dear Dr. Murthy:

I was absolutely impressed with you and your services during the diagnosis and treatment of my eye injury. You have the rare gift of integrating high medical competence, sincere patient care and patient engagement in the medical process. I was confident that I was being treated by the best medical doctor and a doctor who considers the whole person: physical, mental and emotional.

As we briefly discussed, I have spent over 30 years as a senior advisor to leaders and corporate executives. I left my brief experience with you thinking that you are an extraordinary leader and one of the rare good ones! You appear worldly with high emotional intelligence, active, alive, and authentically dedicated to patient care. You are a lot more than a medical doctor! These qualities are exemplified in how your staff behaves interacting with patients. I can tell that you are thoughtful in how you select, coach and lead them. I also love that you are fellow Trojan! I will travel from San Francisco to see you again. If there is anything that I can do for you, please feel free to contact me. Please take care and keep up the good work!"

Steve

   


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