Posts From March, 2021

Sister Jean Schmidt with Dr. MacCumber

Sister Jean Schmidt BVM is the chaplain for the Loyola Ramblers men’s basketball team, the Cinderella team that made it to the NCAA Final Four in 2018 with Sister Jean rooting them on.  This year was no different!  Despite the obstacles of the pandemic, the 101-year-old nun’s love for the team has only strengthened and… Read More »

Unilateral Plaquenil Toxicity – March 2021

History A 66-year-old African American female with hypertension, coronary artery disease, rheumatologic illness, and hyperlipidemia presented to clinic referred by cornea specialist for evaluation of decreased vision of the left eye. She had a slow, progressive decrease in vision in the left eye over the prior year. It is now interfering with her reading vision… Read More »

Dr. Packo named Top Doctor 2021 by Chicago Magazine

Chicago Magazine Names 69 Specialists at Rush University Medical Center “Top Doctors” and we are beyond proud to announce that Illinois Retina’s very own Dr. Kirk Packo is one of them! The Top Doctors guide in the magazine’s January 2021 issue was prepared in cooperation with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a health care research and… Read More »

Dr. Pollack Diabetic Retinopathy Learning Event

Dr. Pollack has lead a virtual discussion on Diabetic Retinopathy for patients and families. This learning session helped participants to better understand the meaning of diabetic retinopathy, define goals for management of diabetic retinopathy, and learn about new treatment options and cutting edge research evaluating new and improved therapies. Watch the video here:

Dr. Hasan at AMA National Advocacy Conference

  Dr. Hasan was asked to attend the American Medical Association’s National Advocacy Conference on February 23 and 24, 2021 on behalf of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  During the conference, Dr. Hasan virtually met with Mr. Marcus Garza  from the office of U.S Congresswoman Marie Newman to discuss important congressional issues related to patient… Read More »