Meet the Doctors

About Our Practice

We are one of the premier retinal subspecialty groups in the country, providing outstanding retinal care for the Northern California Valley for over 30 years. The Retinal Consultants Medical Group was established in 1975 by the first fellowship-trained retina specialist in Sacramento, Neil Kelly MD. As the practice grew, Dr. Kelly recruited another retina specialist, Jim Wells MD, to join him in 1978. In 1982, Tom Salzano MD, opened the second retina-only practice in Sacramento near Mercy San Juan Hospital in the northern part of the city. Both practices merged in 1985 upon the recruitment of Robert Wendel MD, the fourth Retinal Consultant. Encouraged by the local community, the practice opened its first office outside of Sacramento in 1987, located in Stockton. With the arrival of Arun Patel MD in 1989, the practice continued to thrive. Drs. Kelly, Wells, and Salzano have since retired, but the group has grown to eight doctors with the addition of Joel Pearlman MD PhD, J. Brian Reed MD, Robert Equi MD, Tony Tsai MD, Margaret Chang MD MS, and David Telander MD PhD. The Retinal Consultants have also grown to serve much of Northern California, with ten offices in 2012 and more locations planned.

As a group of highly specialized eye surgeons, we are devoted to providing the highest level of care for all types of vitreoretinal illnesses.  All of our doctors are board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and are fellowship-trained members of the American Society of Retina Specialists.

In addition to providing expert care for more common disorders such as diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments, macular holes and age-related macular degeneration, we provide state-of-the-art diagnosis and therapy for many complex diseases. Our practice is continually evolving to provide you with the latest treatments available.