Posts From June, 2020

Welcome to Skokie

Welcome to Skokie!  The community was originally incorporated as Niles Center in 1888.  The name caused confusion with the neighboring village of Niles, so, in 1940 the name was changed.  Skokie offers an urban suburban mix feel and is home to many restaurants, coffee shops, parks and a beautiful downtown area. Our Skokie office opened… Read More »

Suprachoroidal Hemorrhage – June, 2020

History A 52 year old male presents one day after IOL refixation and Ahmed tube placement with extreme pain. He states the pain started 2 hours post-op, and is not relieved by over the counter pain medication. He reports a sharp pain that radiates across the whole left side of his head. He has a… Read More »

Dr. Packo lead Rush Retina Grand Rounds

Lead by Dr. Kirk Packo (Chair at Rush Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology), the retina grand rounds was held Wednesday, June 10th, via zoom.  Section Director of Retina, Vivek Chaturvedi, MD, guided the surgical case discussion on suprachoroidal hemorrhage – risk factors and management (presented by Dr. Nabila Sardar).   Dr. Sarah Carballo presented a case… Read More »

16th Annual Alumni Day

On June 16, 2020, Co-Directed by our own Dr. Kirk Packo, the Department of Ophthalmology at Rush Medical Center held their 16th Annual Alumni Day.  We are proud that several Illinois Retina physicians presented cases covering a wide variety of topics:  novel therapeutics, practicing in the era of COVID19, surgical placement of dislocated intraocular lenses… Read More »

Dr. Hasan hosts the ISEPS International Virtual Town Hall

Dr. Sohail J. Hasan MD, PhD (as President of the Illinois Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons) organized and hosted the first ever ISEPS International Virtual Town Hall on June 10, 2020.  Featured speakers included  Ngozi O. Ezike, MD (Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health).  She gave an Illinois public health perspective and discussed the challenges of… Read More »

Dr. MacCumber published in Retina Today

Dr. MacCumber’s article, Real-World Injection Intervals in Wet AMD was published in the May/June 2020 Retina Today medical Journal.  The article details the results of examining data on injection intervals from the AAO’s IRIS registry.  You can read the article here:

ASRS Fellows Virtual Lecture Series

In conjunction with the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), our very own Dr. Kourous Rezaei initiated and organized the ASRS Fellows Virtual Lecture Series during the COVID-19 pandemic. Retina specialists across the world lectured virtually the retina surgeons in training.  We are proud to be a part of this wonderful educational event.  Several of our doctors… Read More »