The American Academy of Ophthalmology 2013 President Paul Sternberg, Jr., MD, recently named Texas Retina Associates co-founder, William (Bill) Snyder, MD, a 2013 Guest of Honor at the Academy’s 2013 Annual Meeting in New Orleans. One of only three to receive this honor, Dr. Snyder was recognized for his “impressive contributions to ophthalmology and his unwavering support for colleagues and his profession.” Dr. Sternberg said, “As chairman of the Vanderbilt Eye Institute Advisory Board, Bill has been my most meaningful partner. Each time I asked for his advice, he gave it in a frank and thoughtful manner. Much of my success in growing the retina practice at Emory and the department at Vanderbilt was modeled after Texas Retina Associates.”

Dr. Snyder co-founded Texas Retina Associates in 1966 and retired from the practice in 2012. With a keen interest in vision science and research, he also helped found the Retina Foundation of the Southwest, a Dallas-based institution dedicated to preventing and restoring vision loss through innovative research and treatment.