This is the largest private foundation in the U.S. supporting retina research. Since its inception, RRF has contributed over $31 million to retina research. Dr. Carvounis serves on the RRF's Board of Directors, is Chair of the RRF's Permanent Endowment Fund (2016-2017) and has served as Scientific Advisor on the Grants Review Committee since 2011. MVRPS makes an annual donation to the RRF.

Dr. Carvounis has served on the External Advisory Board of the McPherson Eye Research Institute at the University of Wisconsin since 2014. MVRPS makes an annual donation to the McPherson Eye Research Institute.

Board of Directors of the RRF, 2010

Macula Vitreous Retina Physicians & Surgeons is the 2017-2018 Season Sponsor for Opera in the Heights (Oh!), where Dr. Carvounis served on the Board of Directors (2013-2015). Dr Carvounis was the honoree of Opera in the Heights annual Bravissimo Gala in 2014. Oh! puts together excellent productions in a small theater (Lambert Hall) in the Heights and serves as a springboard for young opera singers.

Dr Petros & Sepi Carvounis 

Bravissimo 2014

Dr. Carvounis has partaken in surgical expeditions with SEE International to Niger in West Africa and Honduras and continue to donate to help restore surgery to patients in the developing world.