Retinal Consultants of Arizona (RCA) – one of the nation’s leading Retina & Vitreous clinical research and patient treatment facilities – today announced it has purchased a 35,000 square foot building in North Phoenix to become the latest expansion of its clinical practice and research institute. This building adds to RCA’s growing network of more than 35 locations throughout Arizona serving patients with retina diseases such as Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Eye Diseases. The new building will be operational later this year. Retinal Consultants will maintain its current practice locations.
In addition to the new building, Retinal Consultants of Arizona has added a second airplane plane – a Beechcraft King Air 200 – to further serve patients at a higher frequency outside of the Phoenix-metro area. This is a practice model that RCA has instituted in order to provide patients living throughout the state to have access to the best retina care available. RCA physicians and staff travel daily with medicine, equipment and gear to various parts of the state to serve its patients, including communities such Tuba City where RCA has been treating the Native American population for more than 20 years.
“RCA has been serving the people of Arizona since 1980 and has earned national and international recognition as a leader in patient treatment and advanced clinical research specific to the retina, vitreous and macula,” said Dr. Pravin Dugel, managing partner, Retinal Consultants of Arizona. “As a retina practice and research institute, we continuously strive to offer the highest level of care and expertise to the communities we serve. It is important to us that all Arizonans have easy access to the best retina care, many facing treatable retina diseases causing vision loss or blindness. This level of expansion demonstrates our commitment to the Arizona community and ensures easy access to the best retina care in the world.”
A large part of the new building will focus on the Retinal Research Institute, which is currently the largest, most active research institute in the country focused exclusively on diseases of the retina, macula and vitreous. The research institute, and the RCA physicians, are sought after for their expertise and dedication to researching and studying new treatments toward retinal diseases and have contributed to the advancement of new drugs, treatments and surgical processes available to patients.
About Retinal Consultants of Arizona
Retinal Consultants of Arizona (RCA) was established in 1980 in central Phoenix. Since then, we have grown to include more than 35 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.