ORLANDO, Fla.—Retina Consultants of America (RCA), a comprehensive physician management services organization, announced it is adding Florida Retina Institute (FRI) into its nationwide network of physicians. With 13 board-certified physicians and 19 clinic locations, FRI’s partnership furthers RCA’s Florida footprint and expands its influence in innovative retina research across the U.S., the company said. With the addition of FRI, RCA now has a total network of more than 215 physicians across more than 300 locations in the U.S.

RCA’s business model enables retina specialists to retain autonomy and ownership, augmented by sharing best practices facilitated through the Medical Leadership Board and executive management support. RCA was created by Webster Equity Partners in 2020 and is headquartered in Southlake, Texas.

“The physicians of Florida Retina Institute are extremely excited about the opportunity to partner with Retina Consultants of America, which we recognize as the largest and most impressive collection of retina specialists in the world,” said Elias C. Mavrofrides, MD, board-certified, fellowship trained vitreoretinal specialist at Florida Retina Institute.

“FRI has enjoyed tremendous growth over the past several years, and RCA will elevate our ability to enhance our clinical research programs, invest in our infrastructure allowing for continued growth and improved patients access, ensure early availability of all clinical advancements, and facilitate collaboration amongst an incredible collection of retina specialists. We are truly honored to work with RCA to bring these amazing benefits to our communities.”

For more than 40 years, FRI has delivered excellence in the treatment of vitreo-retinal diseases and surgery throughout Central Florida, North Florida and Southeast Georgia. Its renowned team of physicians are consistently recognized and selected by their peers as the top doctors, ranking best in the U.S. and their region. FRI’s retina services include the treatment of retinal detachments, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, laser procedures, macular and vitreous surgery, pediatric retina and complex retinal conditions.

Larry S. Halperin, MD, Retina Group of Florida, said, “The physicians and staff of Retina Group of Florida are thrilled to welcome Florida Retina Institute. As part of Retina Consultants of America, we are dedicated to excellence in patient care and cutting-edge research. FRI clearly shares these same guiding principles. Florida Retina Institute is passionate about providing exemplary patient care in Central and Northern Florida and beyond. This partnership will enable our Florida physicians to provide retina care and access to clinical trials throughout most of the state.”