Dr. Irene Voo, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 43
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Dr. Irene Voo, MD
I have been providing medical and surgical care for patients with diseases of the retina and vitreous in Las Vegas since 2005. From 2005 until 2015, I was in a group practice then I opened my own private practice in October 2015. There are very few female Retina Specialists in the United States and I am very fortunate to have been chosen from hundreds of applicants to train at the nation's top eye centers: UCLA's Jules Stein Eye Institute for residency and the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami for Vitreoretinal Fellowship. The additional 2 years of training as a Retina Specialist, beyond the 4 years after medical school for general ophthalmologists, means my area of expertise is diagnosis and treatment of any disorder that can cause blindness/vision loss. It is frightening to patients to lose eyesight and I make sure each patient's experience with me is both educational and hopeful. I believe that education about one's condition makes a patient feel more in charge of life and gives one power when losing vision makes one feel powerless. Hope is the other feeling I give each patient, to see the visit as a positive action partnering with me to fight vision loss/blindness. Even if the disease can't be stopped or cured, I view the patient and I as a team working together to slow or manage the loss. Since 2003, I have been an investigator for numerous nationwide clinical trials that have resulted in revolutionary treatments for the major blinding conditions in the United States: diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and retinal vein occlusions. This direct involvement in the development of medicines for blinding diseases means I am able to counsel patients about the latest available treatment options with expertise. My practice encompasses all aspects of retinal disorders, from the initial diagnostic process to treatment, as well as all age groups. Treatments can range from watchful waiting to major surgery. I take time to discuss the various options available so each patient can feel comfortable with the treatment eventually chosen. As each patient is always treated with compassion and respect, should the patient wish to change the treatment plan, we re-discuss the options and move forward with the alternative the patient feels is the most appropriate. Many tests performed in a retina specialist's office must be repeated at each visit. I always sit next to the patient so we can view the results together. This information then allows the patient to combine the test results with individual input and preference in selecting the treatment course. I encourage every patient to be involved in all aspects of care and am comfortable providing honest risk/benefit assessments to guide the patient's choice.

6970 S Cimarron Rd # 200

Las Vegas, NV 89113

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Dr. Irene Voo, MD

Dr. Irene Voo, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan
  • One Health
  • PHCS
  • Preferred Healthcare
  • The Great-West Life Assurance Company

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Care Philosophy

My area of expertise as a Retina Specialist is any disorder that can cause blindness/vision loss.  It is frightening to patients to lose eyesight and I make sure each patient's experience with me is both educational and hopeful.  I believe that education about one's condition makes a patient feel more in charge of life and gives one power when losing vision makes one feel powerless.  Hope is the other feeling I give each patient, to see the visit as a positive action partnering with me to fight vision loss/blindness.  Even if the disease can't be stopped or cured, I view the patient and I as a team working together to slow or manage the loss.

Since 2003, I have been an investigator for numerous nationwide clinical trials that have resulted in revolutionary treatments for the major blinding conditions in the United States: diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and retinal vein occlusions.  This direct involvement in the development of medicines for blinding diseases means I am able to counsel patients about the latest available treatment options with expertise.

My practice encompasses all aspects of retinal disorders, from the initial diagnostic process to treatment, as well as all age groups.  Treatments can range from watchful waiting to major surgery.  I take time to discuss the various options available so each patient can feel comfortable with the treatment eventually chosen.  As each patient is always treated with compassion and respect, should the patient wish to change the treatment plan, we re-discuss the options and move forward with the alternative the patient feels is the most appropriate.  

Many tests performed in a retina specialist's office must be repeated at each visit.  I always sit next to the patient so we can view the results together.  This information then allows the patient to combine the test results with individual input and preference in selecting the treatment course.  I encourage every patient to be involved in all aspects of care and am comfortable providing honest risk/benefit assessments to guide the patient's choice.

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Dr. Voo's Experience

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Dr. Voo's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
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  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
1

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
126

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Areolar Atrophy of the Macula
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Eye Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Best's Disease
  • Bietti's Crystalline Dystrophy
  • Birdshot Chorioretinitis
  • Birthmark
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blurred Vision
  • Brain Disorders
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Cone Dystrophy
  • Cone Dystrophy, X-Linked, With Tapetal-Like Sheen
  • Cone Rod Dystrophy
  • Cytomegaloviral Retinitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetes-Like Retinal Edema
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Difficulty Seeing at Night
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Eales Disease
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Exudative Retinal Detachment
  • Exudative Retinopathy, Familial
  • Exudative Retinopathy, Familial, Autosomal Dominant
  • Exudative Retinopathy, Familial, Autosomal Recessive
  • Exudative Retinopathy, Familial, X - Linked, Recessive
  • Exudative Vitreoretinopathy
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Hypopyon
  • Intraocular Hemorrhage
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Iritis
  • Lattice Dystrophy
  • Leber Miliary Aneurysm
  • Lupus
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Degeneration, Polymorphic
  • Macular Dystrophy, Atypical Vitelliform
  • Macular Dystrophy, Concentric Annular
  • Macular Dystrophy, Retinal, 2
  • Macular Dystrophy, Retinal, 3
  • Macular Dystrophy, Vitelliform, Adult-Onset
  • Macular Dystrophy, Vitelliform, Early-Onset
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Multifocal Choroiditis
  • Nearsightedness
  • North Carolina Macular Dystrophy
  • Ocular Histoplasmosis Syndrome
  • Pars Planitis
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Punctate Inner Choroidopathy
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retina-Vitreous Disorders
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Degeneration - Nanophthalmos - Glaucoma
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment With Break
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Disinsertion Syndrome
  • Retinal Dysplasia, X - Linked
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Scarring
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Telangiectasia and Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa - Deafness - Mental Retardation - Hypogonadism
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa - Mental Retardation - Deafness
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa 1
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa 27
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa 29
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa Deafness Hypogenitalism
  • Retinitis Punctata Albescens
  • Retinopathy
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Retinoschisis of Fovea
  • Retinoschisis, Autosomal Dominant
  • Serpiginous Choroiditis
  • Stargardt Disease, Type 1
  • Stargardt Disease, Type 3
  • Stargardt Disease, Type 4
  • Stargardt's Disease
  • Sympathetic Ophthalmia
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Traction Detachment of Retina
  • Uveal Diseases
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Retinopathy
  • Vision Disorders
  • Vision Impairment
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Visual Migraine
  • Vitreous Detachment
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Argon Laser Treatment
  • Avastin® Injection
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Lucentis® Injection
  • Macugen® Injection
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Nevada.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of California, San Diego (Ucsd)
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • UCLA/Olive View
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Voo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Voo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Voo to family and friends
4.9
based on 18 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Voo's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Henderson, NV |
Dr. Voo is one of my favorite doctors. I sought her out after she established her own practice. She is very caring and very concerned for the health of my eyes. She explains everything clearly.
in henderson, nv |
One of the best in the city, if not the State. She always makes time to explain your problem & to relax you, no matter what her work load is. Which becomes even more important when the fear of losing your eyesight is looming over you. When she went into her own practice, we actually hunted her down to keep her as our Doctor. We have never before or since done that for any other Doctor here. She also has an excellent staff. We have recommended her to many people & will continue to do so.
in Las Vegas, NV |
Very knowledgable. Sweet, patient and willing to work with her patients to accomplish their eye health needs. Truly cares about her patient's eye health.
in Las Vegas, NV |
My experience with Dr Voo and her staff was nothing short of outstanding. Her staff was very friendly, competent, and accommodating and my wait time in the office was less than 10 minutes. Dr Voo saved the vision in my eye for which I am very thankful. I have been treated by many medical professionals in my life but Dr Voo is the most personable and patient-friendly doctor I have ever encountered. She puts the patient at ease, explains everything, and listens to your concerns. OUTSTANDING !
in Las Vegas, NV |
Dr Voo has extensive knowledge of the eye and diseases of the eye. She exhibits great care in her concern to see that each of her patients receives the appropriate treatment according to their individual needs. Dr. Voo closely monitors the progress of your eyes, and is very compassionate about the health of your eyes. In addition to her profession she makes you feel important and welcomed. I have a condition that can me to lose my vision, under her care, my eyes are always happy to see her.
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Dr. Voo accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • One Health
  • PHCS
  • Preferred Healthcare
  • The Great-West Life Assurance Company

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