Ophthalmologists Mission Viejo

Serving San Clemente, Laguna Hills and Oceanside

Tayani Institute Eye Doctors.

When it comes to clear vision, there is no room for compromise.

Clear, crisp vision at any age is vital to your safety and well-being. At Tayani Institute, our Ophthalmologists and Optometrists, Ramin Tayani, Peter Joson, Rebecca Ng and Stephanie Mulick, are experts at treating everything from cataracts and cancers to glaucoma and other vision impairments. And now, thanks to new developments in the field, treatment of these conditions is much simpler and easier than ever before. Learn more about the eye care treatments provided at Tayani Institute below, or contact us today at 949-489-2218.


A cataract is a clouding of your eye’s natural lens. As a cataract matures, it causes your vision to deteriorate. When a cataract prevents you from performing everyday tasks (e.g., reading, driving), surgery is recommended. During cataract surgery, the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with a clear plastic lens implant. Cataract surgery is extremely common and safe, and our ophthalmologists and optometrists have performed thousands of cataract surgeries.


Glaucoma is a condition affecting your optic nerve, marked by an elevation in intraocular pressure. Fluid builds up and presses on the optic nerve, causing nerve damage and vision loss. When medication fails to control the intraocular pressure in your eye, our ophthalmologists and optometrists have several options, including selective laser trabeculoplasty, trabeculectomy and drainage device implantation.

Diabetic Retinopathy

If you have diabetes, you are at risk of related eye conditions. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in American adults. It is characterized by damage of the blood vessels in your retina. There are several treatment options for diabetic retinopathy, including scatter laser treatment and a procedure called vitrectomy.

Corneal Damage

The clear covering of your eye, known as the cornea, is susceptible to abrasions and erosion. Our ophthalmologists and optometrists can treat these injuries with eye drops, ointments, special contact lenses or antibiotics, depending on your particular case.

Infection / Hemorrhage

You can get eye infections from bacteria, fungus or viruses. They may affect one or both of your eyes. Conjunctivitis (aka “pink eye”) and sties are both common eye infections.

Hemorrhage can occur if the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva (thin, transparent membrane that serves as the outermost protective coating of your eyeball) burst.


Duct Obstruction

An obstructed tear or drainage duct can prevent your eye from staying moist and healthy. It can also cause excessive tearing. Our team can perform several treatments to reopen and repair the tear duct for normal tear production and drainage.

Tumors and Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma is a type of malignant tumor that can affect your eyelid. Basal cell carcinomas must be removed via surgical excision, microsurgery or cryosurgery. Each approach has its own advantages and disadvantages, which will be discussed with you during the treatment planning stage.

Graves’ Disease

The thyroid gland is responsible for producing hormones that regulate your body’s metabolism. An underproduction or overproduction of thyroid hormone (the latter is known as Graves’ disease) can cause problems with your vision and the structure surrounding your eyes. Examples include eye protrusion, eyelid retraction, dry eye, double vision and eye bags. Depending on your needs, our ophthalmologists and optometrists can treat the problem through surgical and non-surgical methods.

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a condition affecting the macula, which is in the center of your retina. There are two types of age-related macular degeneration: wet and dry, the latter being the more common form of the disease. If you are diagnosed with macular degeneration, your treatment options include vitamin supplements, photodynamic therapy and the surgical implantation of a telescopic lens.


A pterygium is a small mass of tissue that grows over your cornea. A small pterygium that becomes red and irritated can be treated with eye drops or ointments. However, if a pterygium becomes large enough to interfere with your vision, it should be surgically removed by our ophthalmologists and optometrists.

Contact Us Today

If you have an eye condition that you would like our ophthalmologists and optometrists to examine, please contact the ophthalmology offices of Tayani Institute, serving Mission Viejo, San Clemente, Irvine, Laguna Hills, Big Bear, Arrowhead and the surrounding areas.