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SOUTHLAKE, Texas—Retina Consultants of America (RCA), a comprehensive physician management services organization, announced that it has added its 10th practice, Carolina Retina Center of Columbia, S.C., to its group of retina practices. The addition of Carolina Retina Center bolsters RCA’s presence in central South Carolina, as the Columbia practice join forces with RCA’s existing partner practice, Palmetto Retina Center. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “This milestone signifies the growth and success RCA has achieved since its founding just over one year ago,” the management services organization said in its announcement.

Carolina Retina Center, PA, carries the distinction as the first single subspecialty retina practice in central South Carolina, the announcement noted. The practice is led by Drs. Jeffrey Gross and Barron Fishburne, and patients are referred from nearly the entire state and parts of North Carolina.

“Our core principle has been to provide exceptional care in a compassionate setting,” said Dr. Gross, MD, a founder and president of the practice. “Our patients and staff come first and that is also the vision of RCA and Palmetto Retina Center.”

W. Lloyd Clark, MD, president of Palmetto Retina said, “All of us at Palmetto Retina are thrilled to join Drs. Gross and Fishburne and their staff at Carolina Retina. Together, we will be better positioned to provide state of the art medical and surgical care for retinal diseases and continue our commitment to innovation through clinical research.”

He added, “Our groups have co-existed in our community for decades and our collaboration will only make us stronger.”

Formed by Webster Equity Partners and headquartered in Southlake, Texas, RCA is partnering with leading retina specialists who seek a strategic partner with the capital resources and expertise to invest in their practice infrastructure and position them for continued growth in their markets. RCA is unique in offering the first horizontal alliance in the eyecare field focused solely on retinal care.

Currently, the following practices are part of the RCA family: Retina Associates, P.A. of Kansas City; VitreoRetinal Surgery, PA; California Retina Consultants; Retina Consultants of Texas (formerly known as Retina Consultants of Houston); Retina Group of Florida; Retina Associates of Sarasota; Long Island Vitreoretinal Consultants; Retinal Consultants Serving Northern California, and Palmetto Retina Center. All these practices provide unparalleled patient care and research and are distinguished leaders within the specialty.

Practices interested in learning more about a partnership with Retina Consultants of America, may telephone Robert Grabow at (972) 779-0794.