Our Retina Specialty Service Expands
February 25, 2013

The Assil Eye Institute is excited to announce the addition of Svetlana Pilyugina, M.D. to our Retina service. Dr. Pilyugina is an exceptional retinal specialist. In March she begins seeing patients at our Beverly Hills office at 450 N. Roxbury and will soon expand our retinal care availability in Santa Monica as well. We are now excited to provide you and your family with a full time Retina service featuring the highest level of care both in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. In addition to skills and experience, she also brings with her the most advanced diagnostic equipment for more precise screening, early detection and treatment of medical and surgical retinal conditions. Dr. Pilyugina’s interests include treatments of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and macular disorders using medical and injectable advances (including Avastin, Lucentis, Eyelea, and Jetrea, which was approved last month). She is also expert in surgical correction including retinal detachment.

Dr. Svetlana Pilyugina is fluent in English, Spanish, and Russian and is known in the office as “Dr. P.” by patients and our staff. She joins us with a well-earned reputation of compassion for her patients and their family. Dr. P comes to us with a focus on meeting our patients’ desires for a more personalized office experience during their visit with timely access and expedient care. She is board-certified and has exceptional credentials. “Dr. P a great example of the achieving the American dream” says Dr. Kerry Assil. “After arriving from The Ukraine on her own at the age of sixteen, she learned English by herself, completed her undergraduate degree with Summa Cum Laude (highest honors), earned her Medical Degree from Stanford University, and continued her training at Stanford Medical Center for Ophthalmology residency. She then completed a specialized two-year retina-vitreous surgical fellowship with the University of California at San Diego, the same institution and faculty with whom I trained. Hers is an impressive story.”

To schedule an appointment with Dr. P., please call our main line at (310)-651-2300.