Dr. Tony Tsai, MD

Dr. Tony Tsai, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
46 y/o

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Dr. Tony Tsai, MD is a vitreoretinal disease specialist in Sacramento, CA and has been practicing for 10 years. He specializes in vitreoretinal disease & surgery, ophthalmology, and more.Read his story

Retinal Consultants Medical Group Inc

3939 J St Ste 106

Sacramento, CA 95819
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Tsai performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retinal Ischemia
very high
more than 98% of peers
Eye Cancer
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Tsai's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Tsai's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Tsai "Dr. Tsai was born in New York City and raised in rural Wisconsin. Since leaving the north woods, he has crisscrossed the country for his education and training, consistently earning recognition along the way for exceptional achievement. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Harvard University as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. As a student at the prestigious School of Medicine at Washington University in Saint Louis, Dr. Tsai's education was fully supported by a merit-based George Wilson Distinguished Student Scholarship. He earned his M.D. and graduated Alpha Omega Alpha with a Merck Manual Award – an award given to three graduates for outstanding academic achievement. He completed his internship at the University of California, San Francisco, before being awarded the Bank of America Giannini Foundation Medical Research Fellowship and the Knights Templar Eye Foundation Pediatric Ophthalmology Research Grant to spend two years in the Ocular Oncology Laboratory at UCSF developing improved methods of genetic testing for patients with retinoblastoma. He then headed east for his residency in ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins, where he first met his future colleagues, Drs. Joel Pearlman, Rob Equi, and Margaret Chang. He then returned to UCSF to complete his clinical fellowship in ocular oncology in 2006-7. Dr. Tsai has served on the academic faculty at the Wilmer Eye Institute and at UCSF. He has published papers and presented work at national meetings on retinoblastoma, uveal melanoma, and intraocular lymphoma. He has also served as a peer-reviewer for several journals, including Ophthalmology and Archives of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Medical Association, and the American Society of Retina Specialists. He is a past President, Program Chair, and Secretary of the Alta Ophthalmology Society in Sacramento. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Aside from his mission to provide compassionate care for his patients, Dr. Tsai enjoys eating and he tries to compensate for this by indoor rock climbing and chasing after his two young children. On Sundays in the fall, he shows his Wisconsin roots as a die-hard Green Bay Packers fan."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Tsai "We provide exceptional care and compassionate service to optimize the vision of patients with retinal disease."

3  Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ocular Oncology
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

61  Conditions Treated

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brain Disorders
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Melanoma
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Panophthalmitis
  • Pars Planitis
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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19  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cyclocryotherapy
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Iridotomy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Photocoagulation
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • TrueBeam™ Radiosurgery
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Harvard
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Washington University
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • University of California, San Francisco
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • The Wilmer Institute, Johns Hopkins University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Retinal Consultants Medical Group-Retinal Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • University Of California Medical Center-Ocular Oncology
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tsai has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tsai's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tsai to family and friends
56 total reviews (13 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (56)

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Dr. Tsai's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (13)

I have been seeing Dr. Tsai for several years now and and he has had to do laser surgery on my retinas twice. In each and every visit, Dr. Tsai has been very thorough and has taken the time to explain everything he is doing and he makes sure that any questions I might have are answered. I'm...more
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Dr. Tsai is an outstanding medical professional. He does a very thorough exam and takes the time to explain the alternative treatments with no pressure to the patient to make a decision if surgery of the eye is required. He also does excellent follow up exams post-surgery to make sure that I was...more
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I saw Dr Tsai for the first time this today. He was both knowledgeable and extremely professional and easy to speak with. His exam seemed thorough and he has an excellent staff, also very competent and comfortable to speak with. I have no issues recommending their referral. (My concern is...more
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A true professional--careful, detailed exam, clear explanation of treatment plan and follow-up. Staff very efficient.
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I was a VA patient transferred To Dr Tsai for a torn Retina. Amber went above and beyond helping me getting the necessary paperwork processed. Dr Tsai and the staff were amazing, my procedure was completely explained to me and the preformed with the utmost professionalism. I would highly recommend...more
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