History A 71 year old man presented to the Illinois Retina for baseline eye exam upon starting Ethambutol. He has no vision complaints and has no history of eye problems or eye surgery. Exam: On exam, he is 20/25 in both eyes. His pressure is 9 and 13. His anterior segment exam displayed 1.5+ nuclear… Read More »
We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Omar Dajani (pictured with Dr. Rezaei) to our practice’s fellowship program! He attended the University of Arkansas Medical School and completed his residency at Tufts in Boston. We are pleased to have him on our team!
Dr. Rezaei is a co-organizer of the Florence Retina Meeting (FLORetina), one of the largest retina conferences around the world. The meeting takes place every 2 years in Florence, Italy-this year over 2,000 physicians attended. He moderated the live surgery session where surgeons from Memphis, Mexico City, Kuwait City, and Athens performed live retina surgery… Read More »
Members of the AAO Ethics Committee Drs. Pauline Merrill and John Irvine presented “Cultural Competency” and “Disclosing Medical Errors” at the Oregon Ophthalmic Alumni Association’s annual meeting in Portland, Oregon in May. Ethics Committee Director Mara Pearse Burke and Dr. Andreas Lauer of the Casey Eye Institute joined Dr. Merrill and Dr. Irvine in the… Read More »
Lead by Dr. Kirk Packo, Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at Rush Medical Center, The 15th Annual Rush Alumni Day took place Saturday, June 8th. It was a great day with invited speakers Dr. William Mieler and Dr. William Wiley giving fantastic talks. Dr. Mat MacCumber of Illinois Retina gave a great overview of… Read More »
Several Illinois Retina physicians celebrated the 47th Annual Ingalls Benefit Gala on June 1st to support the Ingalls Development Foundation (Dr. David Orth, Chairman of Ingalls Hospital Board & Dr. Vivek Chaturvedi, the evening’s Emcee). Smokey Robinson capped off the night with an electric performance! It was a great night to support a wonderful hospital… Read More »
History A 38-year-old man presents with complaints of blurry vision, mostly at near, in the left eye for several weeks. No known ocular problems, but did have a similar episode several years ago which resolved without intervention. POH: No past ocular problems PMH: No prior medical problems PSH: No significant past surgical history FHx: Non-contributory… Read More »
Dr. Vivek Chaturvedi served as faculty on a supplement piece in the June edition of Retina Today. The topic was on ‘Using Photodynamic Therapy in 2019: Current Concepts in Real-World Use’.
Dr. Rezaei was an invited guest and speaker at the Brazilian Retina and Vitreous Society Meeting in Fortaleza, Brazil. Dr. Rezaei lead a panel including prominent retina surgeons from around the world discussing complex vitreoretinal surgery.
Drs. MacCumber, Merrill and Hasan supported and attended Heartland Alliance International’s Power of Healing benefit on May 14, celebrating the transformative and ongoing work of the Marjorie Kovler Center. The Marjorie Kovler Center helps transform the lives of individuals recovering from the complex consequences of politically-sanctioned torture. The Kovler Center provides medical, mental health, and social… Read More »