Posts by Vivek Chaturvedi:

Astrocytic Hamartoma – November 2018

History: The patient is a 10 year old boy who was referred for a stable mass in the posterior pole. The patient was first seen by the referring provider 3 years ago as a routine school evaluation and the lesion has not changed since then. He has no other medical history. He denies any vision… Read More »


West Nile – October 2018

History A 54-year-old woman with past medical history of stage III uterine carcinosarcoma, currently receiving treatment with Keytruda, who presents with new numerous floaters in both eyes for several days as well as flashing lights in the periphery of her right eye. Symptoms began two to three weeks prior, but worsened since. Of note, she… Read More »


MEWDS – September 2018

History A 34 year old man presents with blurry vision in a new “blind spot” in his left eye vision that has been present for ten days. He noticed it has slowly gotten worse. He denies flashes or floaters. His review of systems is otherwise negative except for a recent viral illness four weeks ago… Read More »


UAIM – August 2018

History 30-year-old female presenting with blurry vision in her left eye, described as a blind spot in her central vision, which has been present for about a week and has not changed since onset. She was suspected by another specialist of having myopic degeneration with a resultant choroidal neovascular membrane and subsequently underwent an intravitreal… Read More »


Putscher’s retinopathy – July 2018

History: A 40-year-old Caucasian man with a complaint of floaters in the left eye that started two weeks prior to presentation, at which time he had a seizure secondary to alcohol withdrawal while being evaluated in the emergency department for severe epigastric pain. Following stabilization, he was subsequently found to have profoundly elevated serum lipase… Read More »


Retinal Hemangiomas – June 2018

History: Patient was referred to Illinois Retina Associates for 3 years of poor vision in his right eye. He was a healthy 14-year old boy with no prior medical history. He had no history of trauma or eye surgery. Exam: Vision was hand motion in the right eye and 20/20 in the left without correction.… Read More »


Congrats Liz on graduating!

Illinois Retina Associates held their graduation dinner for Elizabeth Atchison, MD in downtown Chicago this month.  Dr. Atchison has had a successful 2 year fellowship at Illinois Retina.  She has been first author of two peer-reviewed journals, five non-peer-reviewed journals, presented two posters at national and international meetings, and will be presenting on podium at the… Read More »