Posts by Lisa Mitchell-Galloy:

Dr. Pollack President of the Foundation of the ASRS

Dr. John Pollack completed his term as President of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) and now assumes the position of President of the Foundation of the ASRS.  The mission of the Foundation of the ASRS is to help improve the quality of life for people with retinal diseases and to support the education… Read More »


Dr. Pollack at Retina Society Annual Meeting

Dr. Pollack presented the following paper at the Retina Society Annual Meeting in London on September 11, 2019:  “Optimization of Implant Insertion Procedure for the Port Delivery System With Ranibizumab (PDS) in the Ladder Phase 2 Trial”.




Dr. Mat MacCumber at The Retina Society

Dr. Mat MacCumber presented at The Retina Society Meeting in London recently.  The talk is titled: “Injection Intervals in Treatment-Naïve Neovascular AMD Patients Who Received Anti-VEGF Agents: An Analysis of the IRIS® Registry“.


Toxoplasmosis – September 2019

History A 50-year-old man presented urgently with blurred central vision in his right eye.  It had started 5 days prior and progressively worsened to the point that he felt he could barely see anything in front of his face.  The patient denied pain, redness, irritation, flashes or floaters and had no recent illness, no headaches,… Read More »


September-Healthy Aging Month

September-Healthy Aging Month.  One in six Americans age 65 and older have a vision impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. The risk of eye disease increases with age, yet many older adults neglect to see an ophthalmologist for care. To bring attention to taking care of our eyes as we age,… Read More »


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 »