Houston, TX – The National Retina Association (NRMA) announced today that the National Association of Retinal Physicians (NARP) will be the governing body for the organization.
The NRMA will oversee the organization and serve as the official medical group for the NRMA and the national association.
“The NRM has been a champion for the vision of our nation’s visionaries and vision-restoration advocates, and our new national organization will continue to lead the way for vision restoration in our nation,” said David C. Kost, MD, Chairman of the Board of Directors.
NARP is the leading medical group of the NRM and has been working for the past 15 years to provide the nation with the most up-to-date information and guidance on retinal health, diagnosis and treatment.
It has also been a leader in research, education and advocacy for vision-related disorders.
The new NRMA has also worked with the National Eye Institute and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide clinical care for vision loss and blindness.
Its website states that the NRMP “is committed to providing access to the most current information, best practices and evidence on retinopathy, retinal degeneration, and other vision-modifying conditions, including retinal detachment, optic nerve dysfunction, and optic neuritis.”
It also offers a free online resource for research on retinosurgery and other retinal treatments.
NRMP will be governed by its National Advisory Committee (NAC) and is chaired by Dr. David A. Raskin, MD.
Dr. Rassah A. Jannett, MD (formerly of NYU Langone Medical Center and now a member of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) is also the chair of the NAC.
This is the first time that a major health care organization will serve as a governing body to the NRMLA, and it is a significant step forward for the Vision Restoration Movement, said Mark P. Dolan, PhD, Chairman and CEO of the Center for Vision Research at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern).
“We’re delighted that the vision restoration movement will have a leader of its own, representing it in an organization that will provide access to this information, advice and information,” said Dr. Dameron.
For more information about the NRMBP, please visit: http://www.nmpa.org/about/ About the NRMI The Vision Restoration Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring vision for individuals and families affected by retinitis pigmentosa.
All NRMP members are eligible to receive free, confidential, unrestricted consultation with a trained visual medical expert.
To learn more about the vision recovery movement and to learn how to donate, visit: http://veteranshealth.org Contact The American Conservative (212) 463-2438