Posts by Lisa Mitchell-Galloy:

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 »


15th Annual Rush Alumni Day

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 »


47th Annual Ingalls Benefit Gala

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 »


Multifocal Central Serous Chorioretinopathy – June 2019

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 »