Business Times of Edmond, Oklahoma February 2020 - Page 18

Healthy Living in Edmond A privilege to be trusted to restore, preserve eyesight BY VAN MITCHELL | PHOTOS BY KAREN MOORE E yesight is something people utilize every day and it can easily be taken for granted. There are times when eyesight can be challenged for a variety of reasons ranging from retinal tears to macular degeneration. Retina Vitreous Center, located at 1008 NW 139th St. Parkway in Edmond, is a state-of-the-art retina clinic with a complete array of the latest retinal diagnostic and therapeutic equipment that can provide the ultimate care for our patients, said Dr. Brian S. Phelps, a board-certified ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon. “It’s truly a privilege to be trusted to restore and preserve one’s eyesight,” Phelps said. “Our goal is to achieve the 18 February 2020 | The Business Times best possible outcomes for our patients by delivering the highest degree of medical and surgical retina care.” Retina Vitreous Center of Oklahoma City has multiple locations including Edmond, Norman, Stillwater, Midwest City, Elk City, and Lawton. Phelps said RVC Retina plans to build a new clinic in Edmond replacing its current location. “We are soon to build a 15,000-square foot clinic with research facility on 15th and Kelly,” he said. “We are excited about having more space and reduced wait times.” Phelps attended Texas Tech University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He is the recipient of 11 academic scholarships. He received his M.D. with distinction from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston where he was awarded the Hitoshi Nikaidoh scholarship for humanism in medicine. He developed a passion for the surgical management of retinal disease during his residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. His residency vitreoretinal surgical training volume placed him at the top for graduating U.S. residents. Phelps was selected for a highly competitive two-year vitreoretinal fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He gained extensive training in the management of complex retinal disease