Category Archives: News and Events

Dr. Rezaei at MEACO & RWC Symposium 2021

Dr. Rezaei was the invited Moderator of the joint MEACO & RWC Symposium this past June. Retina specialists from around the world presented innovative surgical techniques utilized for the management of complex trauma cases in vitreoretinal surgery.


Illinois Retina FASRS Designated Physicians

Please join us as we congratulate our following physicians who received the letter from ASRS: Dr.Civantos, Dr. MacCumber, Dr. Merrill, Dr. Pollack, Dr. Ravage and Dr. Rezaei “The American Society of Retina Specialists is pleased to inform you that you have qualified to received the new Fellow of the ASRS (FASRS) designation. The FASRS is… Read More »


Dr. Rezaei at Brazillian Retina 2021

Dr. Rezaei was an invited Moderator and Speaker at the 2021 Brazilian Retina Society Meeting (BRAVS). Retina specialists from around the world presented innovative surgical techniques utilized for the management of complex vitreoretinal diseases.



Dr. Hasan at AAO’s Virtual Congressional Advocacy Day

  In his capacity as President of the Illinois Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Hasan participated in the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Virtual Congressional Advocacy Day on May 5, 2021.   Dr. Hasan met with staff members from the offices of Senator Dick Durbin and Senator Tammy Duckworth to advocate for patients and the… Read More »


Dr. MacCumber in April, 2021 Retinal Physician

Dr. MacCumber’s paper, Characteristics of Patients Started on Brolucizumab, was published in the April, 2021 edition of Retinal Physician.  It was also discussed in the April, 2021 “Straight From The Cutter’s Mouth podcast on YouTube!  They discuss is paper at the 15 minute mark.  You can watch here:  https://bit.ly/3te5Hg7 Congratulations!


Sister Jean Schmidt with Dr. MacCumber

Sister Jean Schmidt BVM is the chaplain for the Loyola Ramblers men’s basketball team, the Cinderella team that made it to the NCAA Final Four in 2018 with Sister Jean rooting them on.  This year was no different!  Despite the obstacles of the pandemic, the 101-year-old nun’s love for the team has only strengthened and… Read More »


Dr. Packo named Top Doctor 2021 by Chicago Magazine

Chicago Magazine Names 69 Specialists at Rush University Medical Center “Top Doctors” and we are beyond proud to announce that Illinois Retina’s very own Dr. Kirk Packo is one of them! The Top Doctors guide in the magazine’s January 2021 issue was prepared in cooperation with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a health care research and… Read More »


Dr. Pollack Diabetic Retinopathy Learning Event

Dr. Pollack has lead a virtual discussion on Diabetic Retinopathy for patients and families. This learning session helped participants to better understand the meaning of diabetic retinopathy, define goals for management of diabetic retinopathy, and learn about new treatment options and cutting edge research evaluating new and improved therapies. Watch the video here:  https://media.primeinc.org/upload/GMT20201030-000009_PRIME-CME_1760x900.mp4


Dr. Hasan at AMA National Advocacy Conference

  Dr. Hasan was asked to attend the American Medical Association’s National Advocacy Conference on February 23 and 24, 2021 on behalf of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  During the conference, Dr. Hasan virtually met with Mr. Marcus Garza  from the office of U.S Congresswoman Marie Newman to discuss important congressional issues related to patient… Read More »