“USRetina is an opportunity for the retina community to come together and answer big needs that we weren’t previously able to address.”

— Stephanie Vanderveldt, M.D.

Our Vision for Better Retina Care


To drive advances in clinical care that consistently preserve the gift of sight.


We will lead the Retinal Vitreous industry toward high-quality and cost-effective healthcare, creating outcomes that exceed the expectations of our members, partners, and patients.

Our alliance of retina physicians exists to enhance business systems, focusing the unrealized incremental values of our member practices in order to build real and lasting value, create paths to increase referrals, improve quality of care and outcomes, as well as mitigate compliance and market risks.


Sunil Gupta, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer

Sunil Gupta, M.D. is a nationally recognized retinal surgeon and is one of the principal founders of USRetina. He is manager of a large retina practice, Retina Specialty Institute, serving patients in 16 clinics in the Southeast.  Dr. Gupta earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.  He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Ike Nicoll
Chief Executive Officer

Ike Nicoll is a results-oriented leader with a proven track record of performance and a diverse background in identifying and capitalizing on emerging growth opportunities in healthcare. His recent work includes risk-bearing care management and delivery models, clinical connectivity and care coordination solutions, and the development and utilization of analytic systems to redefine the care delivery and patient management process.

Italo Laneri
Chief Financial Officer

Italo Laneri is the CFO of USRetina responsible for managing all aspects of finance and accounting.  Mr. Laneri has more than 20 years of executive experience in finance and accounting.  He has worked for small corporations as well as Fortune 100 entities, successfully leading domestic and worldwide finance and accounting teams.


Improving Outcomes

USRetina members are pioneering new methods and best practices in quality care for their patients. Our collaboration is transforming Retina Vitreous care and creating enhanced quality measures and better models in cost-improvement. 

Clinical Trial Network

The USRetina Clinical Trial Network is a group of retina practices across the nation offering more than 30 years of experience with clinical research standards and regulatory compliance.  USRetina clinical trials innovators are driven to provide better access to advanced new treatments that have the potential of saving sight.

Retina Practice Management Efficiency

Share in cost containment, patient advocacy, and economies of scale typically only available to large group practices and health systems. The USRetina GPO provides highly cost-effective options for all practices regardless of size or location.

Helpful Services & Education

Share in educational opportunities, software, products and consulting services that will impact your entire practice and boost performance. You are invited to attend our national meeting held in the spring each year.


At USRetina, our goal is to help shape national policy to enhance healthcare quality, reduce waste, and save sight through preventative care and pharmacological therapies. Our leadership has advocated before the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and other federal and state agencies.  To this end, the USRetina public affairs and advocacy team has connections and representation in Washington, D.C.

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