Dr. Pravin Dugel Named Chairman: AAO 2015 Retina Subspecialty Day

October 12, 2015 – Phoenix – Retinal Consultants of Arizona (RCA) – one of the nation’s leading Retina & Vitreous clinical research and patient treatment facilities – announced today that Managing Partner, Dr. Pravin Dugel, has been elected to Chair the 2015 American Academy of Ophthalmology Retina Subspecialty Day in conjunction with the American Society of Retina Specialists, the Macula Society, the Retina Society and Club Jules Gonin.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology Retina Subspecialty Day
The 2015 Retina Subspecialty Day aims to provide a comprehensive and focused medical and surgical retina update for the retina subspecialist, interested ophthalmologist, and ophthalmologist in training. The meeting focuses on up-to-date, clinically and scientifically relevant retina topics presented by an international group of respected retina specialists. The major educational goals are to highlight new clinical and investigative information and to transfer it to the participant so that it is useful for patient care. The meeting attains these goals by engaging the participant in didactic presentations, panel discussions, audience response polling, and audience response question generation for moderated panels.

The professional practice gap addressed during this program is the challenge of understanding and implementing the most up-to-date clinical guidelines for the treatment of dry and wet AMD, macular edema due to diabetes and retinal vein occlusion, as well as for the use of numerous new vitreoretinal surgical instruments and techniques (https://www.aao.org/annual-meeting/education/retina)

Dr. Pravin Dugel is a world-renowned retinal specialist who has authored more than 200 papers, 35 book chapters and has been invited to lecture at prestigious meetings, Visiting Professorships and Universities worldwide. He is on the Editorial Board of several major medical journals. Dr. Dugel is internationally recognized as a major clinical researcher, having been a primary investigator in over 50 multicenter clinical trials. His research and educational contributions earned him the prestigious Senior Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). Dr. Dugel is an active philanthropist offering time, expertise and support to many charitable organizations throughout the world. Dr. Dugel serves as Managing Partner of Retinal Consultants of Arizona and Founding Member of the Spectra Eye Institute. He is also Clinical Professor, USC Eye Institute, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.

About Retinal Consultants of Arizona
Retinal Consultants of Arizona (RCA) was established in 1980 in central Phoenix. Since then, we have grown to be the largest retina group in the state, with more than 30 locations throughout Arizona, providing improved access to the highest quality medical eye care. RCA also manages the country’s leading independent clinical research & trials facility, Retinal Research Institute, where RCA physicians contribute to the advancement of new therapies by participating in clinical research studies.

Retinal Consultants of Arizona is proud to have become Arizona’s largest and most experienced ophthalmology practice and nationally recognized clinical research facility focused specifically on the diagnosis and management of the retina and vitreous.