Posts by Lisa Mitchell-Galloy:

September is Healthy Aging Month!

September is Healthy Aging Month! Did you know that as you age, you are at higher risk of developing eye diseases and conditions, such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and glaucoma? Visit https://www.nei.nih.gov/agingeye to learn about your risk factors and what you can do to protect your sight.


The Packo Award-Dr. Kirk Packo

The American Society of Retina Specialists presented Kirk H. Packo, MD with its inaugural service award, named in his honor. The Packo Award, which recognizes exceptional service to the Society, was presented during the 37th Annual Scientific Meeting, July 26-30 in Chicago. “Kirk Packo’s dynamic leadership and strategic innovations over the past 30 years have… Read More »


Epiretinal Membranes-Dr. MacCumber

Dr. MacCumber  discussed his research on epiretinal membranes at ASRS recently.   Read his findings below: Authors: MacCumber, Mathew W.1,2;Parker, Paul R.1; Zeyer, John C.1,2; Institutions: Department of Ophthalmology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, United States Illinois Retina Associates, SC, Chicago, IL, United States Abstract Title: Segmentation Measurements and Disorganization of the Retinal Inner Layers… Read More »


Acute Macular Neuroretinitis – August 2019

History A 42 year old female presents with one week of blurred vision in the left eye. She states that a week ago she had a “spider bite” and subsequently developed flu-like symptoms. As a result, the patient was started on doxycycline but noticed the vision change the day after the symptoms started. She has… Read More »


Annual Ingalls Open Golf Outing

University of Chicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial hosted its annual Ingalls Open Golf Outing this week to raise money for the Ingalls Development Foundation.  Thanks to the hard work by Lisa Barker, Paul Donohue (both of Ingalls Development Foundation), the volunteers and the incredibly generous golfers, Brian Sinotte, FACHE, President, Community Health and Hospitals Division and… Read More »



Tuberculosis – July 2019

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 »


Welcome Dr. Dajani!

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 at FLORetina

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 »


Dr. Merrill at Oregon Ophthalmic Alumni Association

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 »