Posted on: October 6, 2021
Unifeye Vision Partners (“UVP” or “the Company”), a leading network of comprehensive eye care providers, today announced the completion of a new strategic partnership with Palm Desert-based Southern California Desert Retina Consultants (“Desert Retina”). Desert Retina serves patients in the Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and Inland Empire. The partnership expands upon UVP’s existing presence within the Inland Empire region, including both Upland-based Pacific Eye Institute and Rancho Cucamonga-based Inland Eye Institute.
Well-respected in the field of ophthalmology, the team at Desert Retina specializes in the treatment of diseases of the retina, vitreous, and macula, including retina detachments. Trained in the latest treatment and surgical techniques, their physicians Clement K. Chan, M.D., and Steven G. Lin, M.D., regularly participate in research and clinical trials which have been featured in numerous medical journals. Together with their clinic teams, the practice serves patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and Riverside, California.
“We are excited to finalize our partnership with UVP,” said Dr. Clement Chan, founder and Managing Partner of Desert Retina. “We were drawn to UVP because they prioritize people-centric values and place physicians, our team members, and exceptional patient care at the heart of all practice management decisions. We look forward to working and growing with UVP.”
“We’re excited to welcome Desert Retina to the UVP community,” said Sami Abbasi, President and CEO of Unifeye Vision Partners. “Dr. Chan and his team bring more than 32 years of retinal experience serving the greater Coachella Valley and Inland Empire markets and have earned an outstanding reputation for delivering clinical excellence and compassionate patient care. Their expertise allows us to extend our retinal subspecialty offerings to the referring physician and patient communities that we serve. We look forward to supporting their team and furthering their growth throughout the region.”
UVP was formed in 2017 with a growth investment from private equity firm Waud Capital Partners. This partnership represents the continued execution of the Company’s strategy of partnering with leading eye care providers and supporting their growth.