About Us

Retina Rocks was founded as a free, open-source resource to help educate the world’s eye care providers about why the retina rocks! It was created over a 30-year period as an internal teaching collection at Bennett & Bloom Eye Centers in Louisville, KY. In 2019 the collection was donated to seed Retina Rocks with its initial files, and in 2021 became the image bank for the Retina World Congress. It currently contains tens of thousands of multimodal images covering the spectrum of vitreoretinal disorders. Also included are annotated bibliographies for most disorders covering thousands of major publications and studies.

Founder and co-curator
Steven Bloom, MD, FACS

Co-curators
Leon Nguyen, OD, FAAO
Stephanie Choi, MD

Image Library committee
William Gibson, OD
Keith Slayden, OD, FAAO
Andrew Steele, OD, FAAO

Reference Library committee
Ratko Lazic, MD, PhD
Nikulaa Parachuri, MD
Jay Sheth, MD

Cases committee
Surbhi Agrawal, MD
Nikolaos Dervenis, MD, PhD
Anton Kolomeyer, MD, PhD
Ahmed Sallam, MD, PhD
Jonathan Tsui, MD

Social Media committee
Nilesh Kumar, MD, Chair
Kushal Delhiwala, MD
Neelam Khatwani. MD
Sabia Handa, MD
Prateek Nishant, MD
Harshit Vaidya, MD

Advisory committee
Paulo Eduardo-Stanga, MD
Baruch Kupperman, MD, PhD
Barbara Parolini, MD
Ashish Sharma, MD, FACS
Inder Singal, MD, MBA

Webmaster
Onur Birsen
Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Glacial Multimedia