Posts by Lisa Mitchell-Galloy:

Dr. Hasan at AAO

Dr. Sohail Hasan was active at the recent American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting in Chicago.  He presented on Insurance for our Patients at the Retina Subspecialty Day, served as Deputy Section Leader at the AAO Council Meeting and attended the AAO Councilors meeting with Dr. Kathryn Colby (Chair of Ophthalmology at U of Chicago).

Dr. MacCumber at AAO

Dr. Mat MacCumber served on a Retina/Vitreous Original Paper Session panel along with Dr. Shlomit Schaal and Dr. Mark Johnson at the Annual Meeting for the American Academy of Ophthalmology!

Dr. Rezaei at AAO

Dr. Rezaei was an invited speaker at the Retina Subspecialty day of American Academy of Ophthalmolgy annual meeting in Chicago. He moderated a session with a group of leading retina surgeons from around the world sharing their surgical experiences with the audience.

Dr. Pollack at AAO

John Pollack was active at the recent American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting.  He served as moderator of Retina Subspecialty Day session on the “Art of Vitreoretinal Surgery”, was the Course Director for Macular OCT: Mastering the Basics (lecture faculty pictured here), and was the Course Director for a “Macular OCT: Mastering the Basics” class along with… Read More »

Loop office CE Event

Knowledge is power! Another successful educational event hosted by Drs. Flood, Merrill, Ravage and Chaturvedi for some Chicagoland area optometrists. A variety of topics were presented which engaged the attendees and sparked an in-depth discussion about the cases each of our doctors highlighted.

Annual Fellowship Interviews

Illinois Retina had the privilege to interview several ophthalmology residents interested in our 2 year vitreo-retinal fellowship.  It was a great weekend to meet future colleagues!

Harvey Office Educational Event

Dr. Kirk Packo, Dr. Joseph Civantos and Dr. Vivek Chaturvedi hosted an educational event at our Harvey, Illinois office as part of an ongoing series given at all of our locations for optometrists.  Dr. Packo’s presentation, “The New World of Retinal Imaging-When and Which machines we should use,” was of great value for all of… Read More »

Diabetic Eye Disease

If you have diabetes or know someone who does, learn as much as you can about diabetic eye disease and how to prevent vision loss. Visit

Dr. Pollack President of ASRS

Dr. John Pollack presented at the 51st Annual Retina Society Scientific Meeting, September 12 – 15, 2018, in San Francisco-the topic was Steroid Drops After Vitreoretinal Surgery: Is It Time To Go Dropless?   He also became the President of @ASRS on October 1, 2018.

Adults 50+ at higher risk for AMD

Did you know that as you age, you are at higher risk of developing eye diseases and conditions, such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease.  Visit to learn about your risk factors and what you can do to protect your sight.