Category Archives: News and Events

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:

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 »

Dr. Pollack – The Winning Pitch Challenge

And the winner is….! The winners of The Winning Pitch Challenge-RETINA 2021 were selected during the virtual-live pitch event on February 6, 2021. Congratulations to the winners who can be viewed pitching live during the recorded 1-hour finial pitch event, viewable here: Dr. John Pollack is co-Director of The Winning Pitch Challenge, which hosts… Read More »

Dr. Chaturvedi gives lecture on Pachychoroid Spectrum of Macular Disease

To help ring in the new year, Dr. Vivek Chaturvedi gave a lecture to the residents and fellows at Rush University Medical Center Ophthalmology on Pachychoroid spectrum of macular disease on December 31st. We covered pachychoroid pigment epitheliopathy, focal choroidal excavation, central serous, pachychoroid neovasculopathy, & polypoidal. There is a lot of overlap with these… Read More »

Dr. MacCumber interviews Dr. Wykoff

Chicago Ophthalmological Society Past President, Dr. Mat MacCumber, talks with the 2020 Krill Lecturer and his friend, Dr. Charlie Wykoff, about his upcoming presentation.  Click here to watch the video: Learn more about the presentation here:

Journal Club

Several of the physicians at Illinois Retina ran a journal club going through several interesting papers with our surgical retinal fellows. It was a lively zoom call as usual covering a variety of topics – both medical and surgical retina.  Thanks Drs. Packo, MacCumber, Merrill, Rezaei, Chaturvedi, & Sabherwal and our illustrious fellows Dr. Dajani… Read More »

Dr. Merrill on Helio

Dr. Merrill was quoted in an article published on Healio’s website on November 19, 2020. The article discusses how COVID-19 changes uveitis treatment management.  Read the full article here:     

Dr. Rezaei at AAO Subspecialty Day

  Dr. Rezaei was an invited moderator at the prestigious American Academy of Ophthalmology Subspecialty Day Virtual Annual Meeting. Retina specialists from around the world presented innovative surgical techniques utilized for the management of complex vitreoretinal diseases.

Dr. MacCumber on panel at AAO Virtual Meeting

Dr. MacCumber served on the expert panel on diabetic retinopathy during the American Academy of Ophthalmology Virtual Annual Meeting this month. Dr. MacCumber is a Vice Chair of the DRCR Retina Network, the largest retinal research network funded by the National Eye Institute.

Dr. Rezaei Retina World Congress 2020

  Dr. Rezaei was an invited Moderator and Speaker at the Retina World Congress 2020 E-Live Virtual Event: Beyond the Silk Road Challenging Vitreoretinal Cases. Retina specialists from Chinese Ocular Fundus Disease Society, Retina World Congress, and Europe presented innovative surgical techniques utilized for the management of complex vitreoretinal diseases.