RCA Creates AMD and Diabetic Eye Disease Support Group Program

Retinal Consultants of Arizona (RCA) – one of the nation’s leading Retina & Vitreous clinical research and patient treatment facilities – announced today that it will offer Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Eye Disease support group meetings to further its patient education and community outreach program. The support groups will be held quarterly and will offer an educational and informational component, along with creating a safe and open environment for people to ask questions, meet others, and learn how to manage quality of life while living with the two leading causes of vision loss affecting Americans.

“We are pleased to offer this new program to the community at large, especially those who are living with, or have a family member with, macular degeneration or diabetic eye disease,” said Dr. Pravin U. Dugel, managing partner, Retinal Consultants of Arizona. “This is an important component to our comprehensive patient education program as we aim to offer as many avenues of education and information to our patients and the community as possible. Support groups are a great way for people living with vision debilitating eye conditions to share experiences, best practices, and advice.”

Retinal Consultants of Arizona’s Community Connection Patient Education Program covers online virtual town halls, community meetings throughout the state, and social media Q&A sessions. These programs allow for an open forum with community members who may have questions about how to care for their vision.

The first support group – Macular Degeneration – will take place on Saturday, March 19th at 11 am at the Retinal Consultants of Arizona Phoenix location (1101 E. Missouri Ave). Please RSVP to Ms. Anna Diaz at 602-222-2221 Ext: 1168.

If you are interested in having a Retinal Consultants of Arizona physician attend your support group or community center, please contact Perry Athanason at pathanason@retinalconsultantsaz.com.