Category Archives: News and Events

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 »


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 »



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 »


Dr. Chaturvedi-Retina Today

Dr. Vivek Chaturvedi served as faculty on a supplement piece in the June edition of Retina Today.  The topic was on ‘Using Photodynamic Therapy in 2019: Current Concepts in Real-World Use’.