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Dr. Merrill 2018 WOC Presentation

Greetings from the 2018 World Ophthalmology Congress, Barcelona!  Dr. Pauline Merrill presented Long-Term Efficacy and Safety of Adalimumab by Etiology in Patients with Non-Infectious Uveitis in the VISUAL III trial, and Post-Hoc Fellow Eye Analyses Support SAKURA Program Findings on Vitreous Haze and Visual Acuity in Non-Infectious Uveitis.


2018 Foundation Fighting Blindness Vision Walk

Last Saturday, Illinois Retina’s Fight For Sight team participated in the 2018 Foundation Fighting Blindness Chicago Vision Walk at Busse Woods in Elk Grove Village, IL. This year we had the highest number of walkers (81!) and raised $9,903 with just a little over $2,000 raised through Jeans Days, collection boxes and raffles in the… Read More »


Dr. Atchison & Dr. Merrill Retinal Physician article

Drs. Elizabeth Atchison & Pauline Merrill wrote up a well summarized article in a recent edition of Retinal Physician on the topic of “The Comanagement of Uveitis Patients”.  Managing these patients can be complex and requires clear communication channels between all providers.  These patients often require “frequent visits with multiple specialists may be an additional… Read More »


Congrats Liz on graduating!

Illinois Retina Associates held their graduation dinner for Elizabeth Atchison, MD in downtown Chicago this month.  Dr. Atchison has had a successful 2 year fellowship at Illinois Retina.  She has been first author of two peer-reviewed journals, five non-peer-reviewed journals, presented two posters at national and international meetings, and will be presenting on podium at the… Read More »


Sakura Study

Dr. Pauline Merrill and her research team were announced as the #1 recruiting site in the world(out of 149 eligible sites!) for the SAKURA study. The SAKURA study is a A Phase III, Multinational, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Masked, Study for the Treatment of Active, Non-Infectious Uveitis.  Uveitis is swelling of the middle later of the eye, which is… Read More »


Free Blood Pressure Screenings

Please join Vivek Chaturvedi, MD on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at the Matteson Village Hall. Free Blood Pressure Screenings from 8-10 a.m “Age Related Eye Diseases” will also be discussed from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, please call the Ingalls Care Connection @ 708.915.2273


Chicago Ophthalmological Society

Congratulations to Dr. Mathew MacCumber who is currently serving as President-Elect of the Chicago Ophthalmological Society. On July 1, 2015, he will become President of the COS. The Chicago Ophthalmological Society was established in 1838 and is devoted to advancing educational opportunities for ophthalmologist’s in the area. The most respected ophthalmologist’s in the country are… Read More »


Senior Fair 2015

The Village of North Riverside is hosting a Senior Fair on Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 10am-noon. Over 50 representatives from senior-related services will be there to help with home healthcare, government agencies, health specialists, medical and insurance companies and much more! For more information, please visit www.northriverside-il.org or call 708-442-5515.


Chicagoland Vision Walk

The 10th Annual Chicagoland Vision Walk will be held on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Busse Woods in Elk Grove Village, IL. Since the Vision walks began in 2006, over $35 million has been raised to fund sight-saving research. More than 10 million Americans are affected by blinding retinal diseases. Dr. Vivek Chaturvedi will be… Read More »