Founded in 1971, Associated Retinal Consultants is one of the largest retina subspecialty practices in the United States, with 20 physicians practicing in 15 locations across Michigan.
Congratulations to Jong Park, MD, one of our ARC fellows, who graduated in July 2023, for being awarded the Raymond Margherio Fellowship Award at the Retina Society meeting in New York in October 2023, for his work on surgical outcomes of macular hole repair in MacTel2, a global study. Dr. Park was mentored and sponsored for the award by Tamer Mahmoud, MD, PhD https://retinaroundup.com/2023/10/16/retina-society-2023-raymond-margherio-award/
Dr. Tamer Mahmoud was the guest speaker at the 6th Belo Horizonte Retina summit in Brazil, September 22-24, 2023
Dr. Antonio Capone, Jr., was the Knights Templar Foundation Keynote Award Recipient at the Advances in Pediatric Retina Meeting on Sept. 8, 2023, in Santa Clara, CA.
Dr. Antonio Capone, Jr., received the 2023 Relja Zivojnovic Award from the European VitreoRetinal Society (EVRS) on Sept. 2, 2023 at its annual congress in Cappadocia, Turkey. The award was conferred unanimously by the EVRS for outstanding contributions to the field of vitreoretinal surgery. Click this link to read more: https://evrsociety.org/2023/03/16/evrs-2023-z-award-goes-to-dr-antony-capone-jr/
Dr. Tamer Mahmoud was the guest speaker at the Jules Gonin Hospital, in Lausanne, Switzerland, in June 2023; one of the oldest eye hospitals in Europe, named after one of the legends of retinal surgery, for his groundbreaking work on retinal detachment in the early 1900’s
Dr. Tamer Mahmoud delivered the Mark Daily Lectureship in Retinal Disease at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine on June 10, 2023
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Michael Trese. Please click on the link for additional information: Obituary for Michael T. Trese, M.D.
Dr. Jong Park, Dr. Sandeep Randhawa, and Dr. Antonio Capone, Jr., co-authored, “Iris Heterochromia and Choroidal Hypopigmentation in Waardenburg Syndrome”, published in Ophthalmology, June 27, 2022.
Dr. Tamer Mahmoud presented “Autologous Retinal Transplant: New Tips and Tricks” at the Retina World Congress Meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on May 12, 2022.
Dr. Lisa Faia presented “Post-Operative Intravitreal Methotrexate (MTX) Injections After Pars Plana Vitrectomy To Reduce The Risk And Progression Of Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy (PVR)” at the Vail Vitrectomy Meeting in Vail, Colorado, on March 12, 2022.
Dr. Tarek Hassan was an invited guest speaker at the Japanese Retina and Vitreous Society Strategy Meeting in Tokyo, Japan, January 10, 2022. He presented “The World of Retina is Flat: Implications for the Future of Societies Educational Mission”.
Dr. Antonio Capone, Jr., and Dr. Kimberly Drenser were instructors for “Principles of Pediatric Retinal Surgery in Pediatric Retinal Diseases Other Than ROP” and “Management of High-Risk ROP in the 21st Century: Thermal-Destructive vs Pharmacologic Treatment” at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting, New Orleans, LA, November 14, 2021.
Dr. George Williams was an instructor for “Surgery for Retinal Detachment in the Modern Era” at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting in New Orleans, LA, November 13, 2021.
Dr. Ashvani Bawa Dass presented “AMD Update” at the Retinal Update for the Contemporary Optometrist Virtual Meeting on October 17, 2021.
Dr. Bruce Garretson presented “Evidence Based Management of Diabetic Macular Edema” at the Retinal Update for the Contemporary Optometrist Virtual Meeting on October 17, 2021.
Dr. Lisa Faia presented “Ocular Inflammation: Not all Inflammation is the Same” at the Retinal Update for the Contemporary Optometrist Virtual Meeting on October 17, 2021.
Dr. Alan Ruby presented “Venous Occlusive Disease and Stuff You Don’t Want to Miss” at the Retinal Update for the Contemporary Optometrist Virtual Meeting on October 17, 2021.
Dr. Michael Trese will be receiving the Laureate Award at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting this Fall in New Orleans for his accomplishments in pediatric retina. The Laureate Award is the Academy’s highest honor (given only 21 times in the Academy’s history). We are so proud and excited that Dr. Trese has been recognized by the Academy for his work in this area.
June 2021 Current Perspective
Dr. Tamer Mahmoud was the keynote speaker and presented “Macular Holes, from ILM Peel and Flaps to Autologous Retinal Transplantation. A Recent Revolution with Many Choices” at the Los Angeles Society of Ophthalmology, June 5, 2021
Dr. Tarek Hassan was an invited guest speaker at the Hawaiian Eye Meeting, Retina 2021, in Maui, Hawaii, May 9, 2021. He presented “Outcomes of Anti-VEGF Treatment for CNV in Fellow Eyes of Previously treated Patients With Wet AMD”.
Dr. Antonio Capone, Jr., and Dr. Kimberly Drenser gave the “Pediatric Retinal Presentation” at the Michigan OKAPS Review Course via Ascension Macomb-Oakland, February 12, 2021
Dr. Alan Ruby gave the “Retina Presentation” at the Michigan OKAPS Review Course via Ascension Macomb-Oakland, February 11, 2021
Dr. Michael Trese presented, “Controversies in Retinal Detachment ROP: Utility, Timing, Outcomes”, at the ROP Update 2020 Virtual Meeting, December 5, 2020
Dr. Jeremy Wolfe presented, “Eye on Intraocular Pressure (IOP): Monitoring IOP when Administering Ozurdex”, at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Virtual Meeting, Retina Session/Live Broadcast, November 15, 2020
Dr. Tamer Mahmoud was an Instructor for “Your First 20 Dates With the Internal Limiting Membrane: Tips on Macular Surgery Techniques for Beginners” at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Virtual Meeting, November 11, 2020
Dr. George Williams was an instructor for “Systemic Therapeutic Agendas and Retinal Toxicity (and Illicit Drugs as Well) at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Virtual Meeting, November 12, 2020
Dr. Tarek Hassan was an invited guest speaker and presented, “New Concepts in Surgical Sterility”, for the Argentine Retina and Vitreous Society (SARyV) online platform, October 24, 2020
Dr. Lisa Faia presented “Long-Term Outcomes of Sutureless Intrascleral Fixation of Intraocular Lens with Pars Plana Vitrectomy in Patients with Posterior or Panuveitis” at the Retina Society Virtual Meeting on September 21, 2020.
Dr. Antonio Capone, Jr. was the Moderator for the Pediatric Panel at The Retina Society virtual meeting, September 8, 2020.
Dr. Michael Trese received the Secretariat Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology in September, 2020
Dr. Jeremy Wolfe presented “Wet AMD Symposium #5” at the American Society of Retina Specialists Virtual Meeting, July 26, 2020
Dr. Kimberly Drenser was a Panelist for “Pediatric Take Home Panel” for the American Society of Retina Specialists Virtual Meeting, July 26, 2020
Dr. Tarek Hassan presented “Abicipar Phase Two MAPLE Trial: Evaluation of All Patients with Post-Injection Inflammation.” at the American Society of Retina Specialists, Virtual Meeting, July 25, 2020
Dr. Lisa Faia was the Activity Chair for Vindico Medical Education Series and presented “New Treatments in Uveitis”, May 30, 2020
Dr. Sandeep Randhawa will be appearing as an expert on “The Dr. Nandi Show” with multiple broadcast stations throughout the United States. The episode “How to Protect Our Eyes” is scheduled to air locally on WXYZ Channel 7 on Sunday, April 26, 2020, at 1:30 AM. https://askdrnandi.com/how-to-protect-our-eyes/
During the COVID-19 crisis, Dr. Tamer Mahmoud is involved in worldwide webinars to advance education of retinal diseases. Some include the Retina World Congress e-live discussion about the Retinal Transplant, the Panamerican Association of Ophthalmology, and Global Education Forum Lecture entitled “Macular Holes in Social Isolation. Can Flaps and Transplants Survive COVID-19?”
Dr. Jeremy Wolfe is co-author of “Effect of Adjuvant Topical Dorzolamide-Timolol vs Placebo in Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration: A Randomized Clinical Trial” published in JAMA Ophthalmology, April 2020 (E-published ahead of print)
Dr. Antonio Capone, Jr., presented a webcast “Anti-VEGF Therapy for the Treatment of ROP” in March 2020
Dr. Tarek Hassan, President of Retina World Congress, was a Moderator for Retina World Congress E-Live, “Novel Insights into Tractional Maculopathies”, Zoom Webinar, December 15, 2019.
Dr. Tamer Mahmoud is coauthor of “Nanovitreoretinal Subretinal Gateway Device to Displace Submacular Hemorrhage: Access to the Subretinal Space without Vitrectomy”, published in Retina, October 2019
Dr. Tarek Hassan delivered a lecture on “Predictors of Endophthalmitis After Intravitreal Injection: A Multivariable Analysis Based on Injection Protocol and Povidone Iodine Strength” during Retina Subspecialty Day at the 2019 American Academy of Ophthalmology in San Francisco, October 11 – 15, 2019
Dr. Capone delivered a lecture on “Retinopathy of Prematurity in Adolescents and Adults” during Retina Subspecialty Day at the 2019 American Academy of Ophthalmology in San Francisco on October 11, 2019
Dr. Jeremy Wolfe presented, “Evaluation of Iris and Intraocular Lens (IOL) Mobility in Eyes with Scleral-Fixated IOL” at the Retina Society Meeting in London, UK on September 12, 2019
Dr. Michael Trese presented “The Good, the Bad and the Best of Wnt Signaling” at the American Society of Retinal Specialist Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, July 29, 2019.
Dr. Kimberly Drenser presented “Wnt Signaling and Regenerative Medicine for Retinal Vascular Disease” at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology in Vancouver, BC, April 29, 2019.
Dr. Antonio Capone presented, “Anti-VEGF as a Primary Therapy in Retinopathy of Prematurity” at the Egyptian Vitreoretinal Society Meeting, in Cairo, Egypt, April 10, 2019.
Dr. George Williams presented, “The Role of Big Data in Surgical Innovation and Outcomes. Preliminary Experience from the IRIS Registry” at the Vail Vitrectomy Meeting in Colorado, February 11, 2019.
Dr. Tarek Hassan presented, “Treatment of Persistent Hypotony in PVR Eyes” at the Retina World Congress in Fort Lauderdale, Fl, in March 2019.
Dr. Tamer Mahmoud and colleagues’ experience in “Autologous Retinal Transplant in Refractory Macular Holes” was published in Ophthalmology, January 31, 2019
ARC would like to thank the 200+ attendees that registered and attended “Retinal Update for the Contemporary Optometrist 2019” hosted by Associated Retinal Consultants in Troy, Michigan, on January 13, 2019.