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SOUTHLAKE, Texas—Today, Retina Consultants of America (RCA), a comprehensive physician management services organization, has welcomed Retina Associates of Sarasota (RAS), based in Florida, to its growing group of practices. This is the eighth premier retina specialty practice to join RCA as it continues to expand the company’s presence across the U.S. including VitreoRetinal Surgery, PA, California Retina Consultants, Retina Consultants of Houston, Retina Group of Florida, Long Island Vitreoretinal Consultants, Retinal Consultants Serving Northern California, and Palmetto Retina Center, as VMAIL reported.

"This is a very exciting time for Retina Associates of Sarasota to join Retina Group of Florida and RCA. Working together, we bring the best in the field to learn from each other, share knowledge and ultimately bring best practices to our patients,” said Keye Wong, M.D. “We are excited to collaborate with the most innovative minds within our specialty to continually enhance and grow our practice.”

Retina Associates of Sarasota is comprised of retina specialists Keye Wong MD, John Niffenegger, MD, and Elizabeth Richter MD, Ph.D, working in four offices including Sarasota, Bradenton, Port Charlotte and Venice. These physicians have authored more than 20 research manuscripts and textbook chapters; participated as principal investigators on over 20 national clinical trials; made nearly 150 presentations at national and international meetings and serve on various boards and associations. The group has continuously hosted a well-attended annual retina review course for over three decades, the announceent said.

“The physicians and staff of Retina Group of Florida welcome Drs. Wong, Niffenegger and Richter and the entire staff of Retina Associates of Sarasota as we join together,” said Barry Taney, MD and Larry Halperin, MD. Retina Group of Florida is dedicated to state-of-the-art retina services and cutting-edge research while delivering patient-focused compassionate care. Retina Associates of Sarasota shares these very same values, making our joint practices not just larger, but stronger as we move into the future.”

Formed by Webster Equity Partners and headquartered in Southlake, Texas, RCA is partnering with leading retina specialists who seek a strategic partner with the capital resources and expertise to invest in their practice infrastructure and position them for continued growth in their markets. RCA is unique in offering the first horizontal alliance in the eyecare field focused solely on retinal care, its announcement pointed out.

“Our focus on high quality patient care and superior research through horizontal alliances continues to resonate with the premier retina groups in the nation,” said Robert Grabow, CEO of RCA. “We are pleased to have Retina Associates of Sarasota join Retina Group of Florida and RCA as we are excited to provide the highest quality care to patients throughout Florida.”