It all began in 1966 when Dr. Albert Vaiser began a private practice as the first ophthalmologist in Dallas specializing in diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous. Then in 1968, Dr. William Snyder left the faculty at University of Texas Southwestern to join Dr. Vaiser in private practice. Their mission was to bring patients the newest and most proven techniques and treatments for management of diseases of the retina and vitreous.
As the practice expanded, Dr. William Hutton joined the group in 1973. His retina training had placed him in the forefront of physicians who had mastered the newly emerging technique of vitrectomy. The three became lifelong partners and friends. Anxious to advance care in their emerging field of medicine, they established Texas Retina Associates which has since grown to 14 offices throughout the state with 16 retina-fellowship-trained physicians.
In the quest to better understand the root causes and progression of retina diseases as well as uncover new treatment options, Drs. Vaiser, Snyder and Hutton also helped to establish the Retina Foundation of the Southwest.
Texas Retina Today
Today, Texas Retina Associates, is Texas’ largest, most experienced ophthalmology practice focused specifically on the diagnosis and medical and surgical management of diseases of the retina and vitreous. Our sub-specialized physician team has participated in more than 75 national clinical trials over the past 20 years, bringing the newest retina and vitreous treatments to our patients.
In 2013, we moved our Dallas Main office to a new shared home with the Retina Foundation of the Southwest custom-designed to meet the needs of our patients. The new facilities are located at 9600 N. Central Expressway at the southeast corner of N. Central Expressway and Walnut Hill Lane in Central Dallas. This new office has eased access and convenience for patients who are involved in clinical trials for promising new treatments, allowing them to receive all the care, testing and treatment they need in the same building.