USRetina New Member Spotlight: Q3 2019

USRetina is pleased to announce the newest members to the GPO.   The following member practices have joined our association this past quarter:

  • Kamal Gupta MD PC dba Eye Clinics of Michigan
  • Keith A Bourgeois MD, PA dba Downtown Eye Assoc (Houston TX)
  • Texoma Retina Center PA (Denison TX)
  • Oklahoma Retina, PLLC (OKC)
  • Cameron RIA LLC dba Phoenix Retina Associates
  • UMSA (University of South Florida)
  • Retina & Uveitis Consultants of Maine (Bangor)
  • Manhattan Retina and Eye Consultants
  • Athena Eye Institute, PLLC
  • Columbia Eye Clinic
  • Reveal Eye Care & Surgery PLLC
  • Diabetic Eye Medical Clinic
  • Eye Clinic of Wisconsin (Wausau)
  • Pamela Weber MD, PC dba Island Retina
  • Lauren R. Rosecan M.D., P.A. dba The Retina Institute of Florida (West Palm Beach)
  • Texas Eye Doctors, PA
  • Premier Vision Associates
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USRetina Announces New Partnership With Focus Vitamins

USRetina Announces New Partnership With Focus Vitamins.

Safety is their standard. 

USRetina is built to provide its members with valuable services and quality products from our network. Our recent partnership with Covalent Medical, LLC is the latest example of equipping practices to best serve their patients. Focus Vision Supplements is a brand of quality supplements formulated by over 400 retina specialists in 2011. Their best-selling AREDS 2 based formula is available in both a softgel and chewable tablet. Their full product line offers an evidence-based choice with a focus on safety—upholding the highest standard for every active ingredient, on every lot, every time.  These physician-recommended products support the patient-physician relationship, while creating added value for your practice.

Focus Vision Supplements offerings can be viewed on their website at  To learn more about their products and USRetina exclusive services, call toll-free 1-855-663-6287, option 1, or email Focus Vision Supplements at

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Visit Booth #7600 at AAO 2019 in San Francisco, October 12-15

All USRetina members and vendor partners are welcome and encouraged to stop by Booth #7600 to hear about the latest GPO offerings and news that may directly impact your practice.

Personally connect with USRetina team members:

Not a USRetina member but interested in learning more? Come by the booth to talk with a USRetina team member and see the difference a high value retina network can make.

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USRetina New Member Spotlight: Q2 2019

USRetina is pleased to announce the newest members to the GPO.   The following member practices have joined our association this past quarter:

  • David Lazar, MD
  • Valley Retina (Modesto CA)
  • Logan Haak MD dba Retina Center of San Diego
  • Samuel H Yun Ophthalmology PLC dba Yun Eye Care
  • Idaho Retina Center PLLC (Boise)
  • All City Ophthalmology Services PC
  • Valley Laser Center
  • Atlantic Eye Institute (Jax FL)
  • Xining He, Physician, PC
  • Southwestern Pennsylvania Eye Center
  • Deep Blue Retina, PLLC
  • Retina Specialists of Austin, PLLC
  • Samuel C. Gold, M.D., P.A. dba New Hampshire Retina
  • Harooni & Sheindlin, MD, PC
  • Babak Shabatian MD, a Medical Corp. dba Cali Eye Institute
  • Memphis Eye & Cataract Associates, PLLC dba MECA Eye & Laser Center
  • Austin Eye Center, PLLC
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USRetina New Member Spotlight: Q1 2019

USRetina is pleased to announce the newest members to the GPO.   The following member practices have joined our association this past quarter:

  • Lone Star Eye Specialists
  • Berks Eye LASIK
  • Shaaf Eye Center
  • Des Eye Inc (St Louis, MO)
  • Aggarwal Ophthalmology
  • Brazosport Eye Institute (BEI) (Lake Jackson TX)
  • Michigan Retina Center (Dearborn)
  • Pacific Eye & Surgery Center
  • Retina Orange County (Irvine CA)
  • Dallas Retina Center (TX)
  • The Retina Institute of Michigan (Bingham Farms)
  • Stokes Eye Center/ Sumter Eye Center (SC)
  • Shahem Kawji MD Inc (dba Newport Retina and Macular Degeneration Center)
  • Pacific Retina Center (Seattle, WA)
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USRetina Submits Comment Letter To CMS On Behalf Of Our Practices & Patients

Late last year, Health and Human Services (HHS) and The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced several major initiatives focused on lowering drug prices for Medicare and its beneficiaries.  CMS’s plan to modernize the Part D program and Medicare Advantage plans would enable changes to six protected classes in Medicare, allowing fail-first step therapy in MA Plans, and make changes to the definition of “negotiated prices” to increase transparency.

While USR supports the goal of lowering healthcare costs, we believe that one of the proposed rules, if implemented, would harm patients, damage the patient-physician relationships, risk increasing costs, and increase the administrative burden on providers.  In late January, USRetina submitted a formal comment letter to the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding CMS-4180-P: Proposed Rule Allowing Medicare Advantage Plans To Implement Step Therapy.

Click here to view this letter.

While several Ophthalmology Organizations (American Association of Ophthalmology and American Society of Retinal Surgeons) submitted comments opposing the proposed rule, USRetina felt that these responses did not specifically address the clinical implications to our patients.

Our discussions with senior CMS leaders highlighted the importance of proposing solutions in addition to highlighting the problems.  While our response opposed the proposed rule, we also proposed alternatives that will enable policy makers and political leadership to develop solutions that address the public’s warranted concern over high drug cost while preserving patient safety and enabling retina physicians to provide the most efficacious care.  Most importantly, care which is based on the consent between the physician and the patient that maximize their outcome.

USRetina and our practices passionately support the patient/doctor relationship and the patient’s choice in making their own treatment decisions. These decisions are a collaboration between physician and patient and are grounded in the best interest of patient health, in our case your eyesight.  Please add your voice to ours as we advocate with CMS and the insurance companies for physician/patient rights to determine the best course of care and least risk of progressive loss of sight.
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USRetina New Member Spotlight: Q4 2018

USRetina is pleased to announce the newest members to the GPO.   The following member practices have joined our association this past quarter:

  • Florida Retina & Vitreous Center, PA
  • SETX Eye Specialists
  • Specialty Eye Care
  • Ophthalmic Specialists of Michigan
  • Retina & Vitreous Consultants Of Wisconsin
  • Samuel C Lo, MD, PC (Honolulu)
  • Personalized Eye Care of Naples
  • DeSoto EyeCare
  • HD Retina Eye Center
  • Retinal Consultants of Southern California
  • Jeffrey Y.H. Chung, MD
  • Southwest Retina Eye Center
  • Stephenville Medical and Surgical Clinic
  • Gentile Retina
  • Pinnacle Retina, PLLC (Greensboro NC)
  • American Vision Partners
  • Hilton Head Macula and Retina
  • Gotham Eye Medical, P.C.
  • San Gabriel Retina PC (CA)
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USRetina Members: RSVP Now for Our Annual Meeting in Austin, April 5-7 2019


All USRetina Physician Members and Practice Administrators are invited to join us April 5-7, 2019 at the Austin Four Seasons for USR 2019: ADVANCING COLLABORATION!

Our friends at Austin Retina Associates have graciously volunteered to host next year’s summit at the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel. Your Event Committee, co-Chaired by Jose (Pepe) Martinez, MD, and Alan Kimura, MD, MPH, is hard at work building the program entitled Advancing Collaboration.

If you have interested in joining the fastest-growing association of retina practices in the United States, call 1-844-MY-USRETINA or email

USRetina is a kinetic group of retina professionals who have joined forces to help shape the future of retina and make great things happen. Our annual event and gatherings online are created to efficiently and enjoyably facilitate knowledge-sharing and to deliver value to our 1000+ members. Our goal is to bring forward the best from our member contributors while providing timely information, connections, and resources accessible nowhere else.

If you have suggestions, questions, or would like to contribute to next year’s event — please email


  1. RSVP by completing the registration form —  click here.
  2. Call the Four Seasons Austin at (512) 478-4500 to reserve your discounted room. Request the “USRetina Group.”

All USRetina member practices are urged to send at least one physician and one administrator to contribute and learn at your annual meeting. Registration is free.


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AAO 2018 is a Wrap! Get the Highlights from USR Here

We experienced record traffic to our booths during retina subspecialty day and the general sessions. The USRetina event team arrived on Wednesday evening, setup on Thursday, exhibited prominently on Friday at retina subspecialty day, hosted a well-attended member’s networking event on Friday evening at City Winery, and continued exhibiting during the general sessions the remaining days of AAO.

Missed us at AAO? Click here to watch our recap video!

Our Friday members’ networking event at City Winery was a big success, and our meetings with GPO partners were extremely productive on behalf of all our members. Stay tuned for announcements that can benefit every USRetina practice. Thank you to everyone who dropped by to say hello and introduce colleagues to USRetina!

Want the highlights? Read our Briefing Packet about the latest advances at USRetina.

The USRetina team members in attendance at AAO:

















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USRetina New Member Spotlight: Q3 2018

USRetina is pleased to announce the newest members to the GPO.   The following member practices have joined our association this past quarter:

  • Highland Retina Associates (Terre Haute, IN)
  • University of Maryland-Ophthalmology Services (Baltimore, MD)
  • Eye Partners PC (dba Eye Center South)
  • Vision Care Specialists
  • Retina & Uveitis Consultants of Texas
  • Amirikia Eye Center
  • Eye Site of Tampa Bay
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