It is with great sadness that we are writing to inform you that Dr. Kirk Packo passed into eternal life on September 1, 2023. All of us at Illinois Retina had our lives influenced by him. He was passionate about the field of retina, and loved his work. He was a superb educator, a visionary… Read More »
We are proud to announce that an article that Dr. MacCumber and other physicians wrote was published in the August, 2023 AAO’s Ophthalmology publication. The purpose of the paper was to evaluate factors associated with anti–vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) injection interval extension in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) switched to brolucizumab treatment.… Read More »
Dr. Veena Raiji was interviewed at ASRS! She spoke with the team at Ophthalmology Times about the 36 month intraocular pressure outcomes of eyes treated with the 0.19 flucinolone acetonide implant for the treatment of diabetic macular edema. The interview was used as an on demand presentation at this year’s ASRS meeting. You can watch… Read More »
We are excited to welcome Dr. Sam Minaker to our team! Dr. Minaker was in our fellowship program and joined us right away. Dr. Minaker is empathetic, compassionate and has an excellent bedside manner. He is already familiar with many of our patients so the transition will be easy. He is accepting new patients now!
On Wednesday, July 19, 2023, Dr. Sohail J. Hasan, MD, PhD, Associate Secretary and Chairman of the American Academy of Ophthalmology OPHTHPAC (Ophthalmology Political Action Committee), hosted the OPHTHPAC Speaker Series, which featured US Rep. Greg Murphy, MD (NC-03). Rep. Murphy is a member of the House Ways and Means and Veterans’ Affairs Committees, as… Read More »
Dr. Kourous Rezaei was an invited speaker at the VITREEX Retina Meeting in Venice, Italy. He moderated the session in which leading surgeons from around the world showcased the most recent advances in vitreoretinal surgery and the management of complex retinal diseases.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Sarah Syeda as our new Fellow! She completed a clinical and research Fellowship under world-renowned Uveitis specialist Dr. Stephen Foster. She then completed Ophthalmology Residency at the Kresge Eye Institute in Michigan, where she served as Chief resident and continued her clinical research in uveitis and diabetic retinopathy. We… Read More »
We are thrilled to spotlight the remarkable contributions of our very own Dr. Sohail Hasan MD, PhD, at the recent American Academy of Ophthalmology’s (AAO’s) Mid-Year Forum in Washington D.C. As Associate Secretary and Chairman of the AAO’s Political Action Committee, Dr. Hasan played an instrumental role in one of the most significant yearly gatherings… Read More »
Dr. Kourous Rezaei was an invited speaker at the 2023 Brazilian Vitreoretinal Society Meeting in Brazil. Dr. Rezaei led the session in which top surgeons from around the world discussed advanced techniques in management of complex surgical diseases in retina.
Congratulations to Dr. Mathew MacCumber for being published in the May 2023 issue of Ophthalmology Retina! Dr. Macumber was part of a team whose objective was to determine if levodopa (L-DOPA) is associated with a reduced likelihood of developing neovascular AMD. Let’s give a big round of applause to this amazing group of researchers… Read More »