Posts by Lisa Mitchell-Galloy:

Pentosan Polysulfate Maculopathy – April 2021

History A 67-year-old Caucasian woman presented to clinic with complaints of worsening vision at both distance and near. Her ophthalmic history included dry macular degeneration bilaterally and cataracts. She had no eye pain, no redness, no trauma, no flashes, no floaters, and no field loss.  Review of systems was negative. Medical history was significant for… Read More »


Dr. MacCumber in April, 2021 Retinal Physician

Dr. MacCumber’s paper, Characteristics of Patients Started on Brolucizumab, was published in the April, 2021 edition of Retinal Physician.  It was also discussed in the April, 2021 “Straight From The Cutter’s Mouth podcast on YouTube!  They discuss is paper at the 15 minute mark.  You can watch here:  https://bit.ly/3te5Hg7 Congratulations!


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:  https://media.primeinc.org/upload/GMT20201030-000009_PRIME-CME_1760x900.mp4


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 »


Dr. Pollack – The Winning Pitch Challenge

And the winner is….! The winners of The Winning Pitch Challenge-RETINA 2021 were selected during the virtual-live pitch event on February 6, 2021. Congratulations to the winners who can be viewed pitching live during the recorded 1-hour finial pitch event, viewable here: https://winningpitchchallenge.net/retina-2021/ Dr. John Pollack is co-Director of The Winning Pitch Challenge, which hosts… Read More »


CMV Retinitis – February 2021

History A 36-year-old African-American man presented to clinic with complaints of worsening blurry vision and progressive field loss in his left eye.  He also mentioned recently worsening flashes and floaters. He had no eye pain, no redness, no trauma, and no ocular history.  One month prior to presentation, he presented to his primary care physician… Read More »


Hypertensive Retinopathy – January 2021

History A 38-year-old male with hypertension and diabetes presented to clinic referred by an optometric colleague for evaluation of decreased vision and a hemorrhages of the left retina. He had noticed a sudden decrease in vision in the left eye more so than the right eye since last week. He was in the hospital the… Read More »