History of The Retina Institute

Retina Consultants continued to thrive by making advances in fluorescein angiography and the treatment of macular disease. The practice was an active participant in several of the early studies directed by the National Eye Institute. Training of fellows continued, as the practice became nationally and internationally known in the eye care community. As instrumentation and lasers proliferated, the size of the group grew to nine physicians with more and more clinical success being achieved.

From there, the practice became involved in many prospective, randomized clinical trials studying diabetic retinopathy, cystoid macular edema, new vitrectomy instrumentation, and finally making significant contributions in the management of age-related macular degeneration and submacular surgery.

The practice continues to make important contributions to the field of ophthalmology and is recognized as one of the premier groups in the country.  The names have changed over the years, but with the consolidating efforts of Drs. Gil Grand, Gaurav Shah, Kevin Blinder, Dan Joseph, Nick Engelbrecht, Kim Krummenacher, Brad Smith, Richard Rothman, Sabin Dang and Alia Durrani. The Retina Institute will continue to advance our understanding and management of vitreoretinal disease.