Georgia Retina had the largest out of 66 teams of walkers at the Atlanta VisionWalk, which took place at Piedmont Park on March 25th. The event raised more than $123,000 dollars for the Foundation Fighting Blindness.
By funding leading edge research in areas such as genetics, gene therapy, transplantation, artificial retinal implants and pharmaceutical and nutritional therapies, The Foundation Fighting Blindness works to make the world a brighter place for those suffering with retinal degenerative diseases.
More than 50 VisionWalks will take place in cities all over the country throughout 2012. Georgia Retina’s team of 81 registered walkers, including Dr. Jay Stallman and Dr. Stephanie Vanderveldt, raised more than $2,500 for the Foundation at the walk and the practice was also a community partner of the event.
At Georgia Retina, patients’ vision needs are the top priority. As one of the largest retina-only medical practices in the southeastern United States, Georgia Retina specializes in treating diseases of the retina, macula, and vitreous. Its nine board-certified ophthalmologists have received special Fellowship training in vitreo-retinal diseases and surgery, and are engaged in clinical trials with the goal of advancing research into retinal diseases, their causes, and their cures.