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Stone named editor of retina specialists’ survey

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Dr. Thomas Stone, partner and retina specialist with Retina Associates of Kentucky, has recently been named the 2013 Editor of the Preferences and Trends Survey of the American Society of Retina Specialists.

Retina Associates of Kentucky has a satellite office in Campbellsville. Since 1999, the Preferences and Trend Survey has measured the member retina specialists’ preferences on a wide range of topics, including surgical techniques, instrumentation, pharmaceuticals, practice structure, common retinal diseases and socioeconomic issues.

ASRS represents retina specialists in the United States and 55 countries. The new PAT Survey comparative data provides unique, up-to-date information on how retina practice patterns vary geographically.

In addition to providing a snapshot of retina specialists’ preferences, the annual PAT Survey collects longitudinal data allowing ASRS to track significant trends in retina practice.

Stone is a nationally recognized authority on diseases and surgery of the retina, macula and vitreous. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Duke University Eye Center and Retina Fellowship at Emory University Eye Center. He is the author of numerous articles in medical journals, and is listed in “The Best Doctors in America” and “America’s Top Ophthalmologists.”

He has served as principle investigator in numerous national and international research studies working in collaboration with other centers such as the National Eye Institute, the National Institute of Health and The Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network.

Associates of Kentucky’s physicians and staff diagnose and treat many retina disorders, with specialization in retina detachments, macular degeneration, diabetes-related conditions and histoplasmosis.

Retina Associates of Kentucky Research Division engages in research studies on national and international levels, working in collaboration with other research centers, such as the National Eye Institute.