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Philanthropy and the Vision Community


All of us at Alliance Retina are committed to philanthropy. Dr. Rosenthal is on the Leadership Committees for CareNet, Prevent Blindness Ohio, and is a former board member at The Sight Center of Northwest Ohio. He is also a Co-Founder of the Frogtown Low Vision Support Group. He is Executive Director of The Jairus Foundation, a charitable foundation dedicated to giving people who need it a second chance.
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Alliance Retina International


In 2005, we organized one of the first third world retina programs in a world that is served by hundreds of cataract programs. Working with The Institute for Latin American Concern and Dr. Sebastian Guzman in Santiago, Dominican Republic, we have done over a thousand major retinal surgeries, all without cost to patients thanks to funding from The Jairus Foundation and considerable generosity from Alcon Labs and other technology vendors.  We are now working with a new group, Retina Global, and SEE International to help bring retinal services to more third world communities.

Highlights:

The Jairus Foundation


The Jairus Foundation sponsors projects here and in the third world. We have sent Christmas gifts to Peru and provided tuition to keep kids in school. Since 2007, Dr. Rosenthal has travelled to the Dominican Republic 30 times and counting and performed over 1200 major surgeries. Many of these cases have been severe diabetic problems, but we also manage trauma, tumors, and other problems.

Prevent Blindness Ohio


Prevent Blindness Ohio is responsible for providing the bulk of the free vision screening services and free spectacles. PBO also creates creative and valuable education programs for children and adults. We have been active in developing new screening opportunities and raising public awareness to important vision issues. Dr. Rosenthal is immediate past Chairman of the PBO Leadership Council in NW Ohio and assists with numerous PBO projects.

BSVI


BSVI, the Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired, is a state run agency offering a variety of services to help the visually impaired function better in their lives. Services range from job advocacy and training to help with mobility and adapting the home to accommodate individual needs.

The Ability Center

The Ability Center has for many years served people in Northwest Ohio with a variety of disabilities. Assist Dogs, Housing resources, Education… Check out the site. This is the only way to fully appreciate the value and dedication of this wonderful organization.

CareNet


The CareNet program works with participating hospitals and physicians and has provided critical surgical care for Northwest Ohio's underinsured and working poor. Dr. Rosenthal is by far the leading provider of ophthalmology services for CareNet and also serves on the CareNet Leadership Council. This is particularly important for diabetic patients and victims of trauma and crime.