Many of our “founding physicians” met for dinner this past weekend, including Albert Vaiser, MD, and William Hutton, MD, who along with William Snyder, MD, established Texas Retina Associates more than 50 years ago. They were also joined by current Texas Retina physician Gary Edd Fish, MD, and retired Texas Retina physicians Rand Spencer, MD; David Callanan, MD; and Dwain Fuller, MD, along with several of the physicians’ wives: Sue Hutton, Karen Spencer, Sandy Callanan, Patsy Fuller and Rebecca Vaiser.

These pioneering and visionary physicians not only took on the critical mission of caring for patients suffering from blinding retina conditions but went a step further and worked to better understand these diseases and ultimately, develop new, sight-saving treatments. Their work paved the path for the incredibly talented team we have today — a team that has carried that torch forward and continues to provide personalized, compassionate and convenient patient care while simultaneously conducting groundbreaking national medical eye research — all right here in Texas.

During this month of Thanksgiving, we are grateful for the entire Texas Retina family — past and present — for their caring approach and dedication to each patient we are privileged to serve and to the communities we call home.

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(Pictured left to right): Rand Spencer, MD; William Hutton, MD; Sue Hutton, Karen Spencer, David Callanan, MD; Sandy Callanan; Dwain Fuller, MD; Patsy Fuller; Rebecca Vaiser; Albert Vaiser, MD; Gary Edd Fish, MD