Free Blood Pressure Screenings

Please join Vivek Chaturvedi, MD on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at the Matteson Village Hall.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings from 8-10 a.m

“Age Related Eye Diseases” will also be discussed from 9-9:30 a.m.


For more information, please call the Ingalls Care Connection @ 708.915.2273



Sakura Study

Dr. Pauline Merrill and her research team were announced as the #1 recruiting site in the world(out of 149 eligible sites!) for the SAKURA study.
The SAKURA study is a A Phase III, Multinational, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Masked, Study for the Treatment of Active, Non-Infectious Uveitis.  Uveitis is swelling of the middle later of the eye, which is called the “uvea”.  Uveitis is a rare condition and it is classified based on the location of the inflammation.  Phase III will evaluate the investigational drug sirolimus for the treatment of non infectious posterior uveitis.



Chicago Ophthalmological Society

Congratulations to Dr.  Mathew MacCumber who is currently serving as President-Elect of the Chicago Ophthalmological Society. On July 1, 2015, he will become President of the COS. The Chicago Ophthalmological Society was established in 1838 and is devoted to advancing educational opportunities for ophthalmologist’s in the area. The most respected ophthalmologist’s in the country are members of this society. Well done Dr. MacCumber!

Chicagoland Vision Walk

The 10th Annual Chicagoland Vision Walk will be held on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Busse Woods in Elk Grove Village, IL. Since the Vision walks began in 2006, over $35 million has been raised to fund sight-saving research. More than 10 million Americans are affected by blinding retinal diseases. Dr. Vivek Chaturvedi will be serving as Medical Chair for the event this year and once again, Manager Lynn Ruiz will serve as captain for the Illinois Retina team, Fight for Sight! Illinois Retina has been a corporate sponsor of this event several years. Join our team or donate NOW! Help us fight blindness!

For more information or to donate please visit or

Senior Fair 2015

The Village of North Riverside is hosting a Senior Fair on Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 10am-noon. Over 50 representatives from senior-related services will be there to help with home healthcare, government agencies, health specialists, medical and insurance companies and much more! For more information, please visit or call 708-442-5515.


February 2, 2015 Weather Conditions

Due to the extreme weather, please contact our office before coming to your appointment.  Stay safe out there!

Chicagoland Vison Walk

Over 900 participants attended the Vision Walk! The weather was beautiful and the event was a success! They are confident that they will reach their goal of $335,000.  They appreciate everyone’s support.


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Irwin Retina Center

The Irwin Retina located at Ingalls Memorial Hospital and Illinois Retina Associates, S.C. in Harvey, IL have received an “excellent” rating. This is based on patient surveys from January 2014 through March 2014. Congrats to the doctors and staff for receiving a perfect 100% and providing patients with the highest overall quality of care.


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Chicagoland Vision Walk

Looking to donate to a great cause?  The 9th Annual Chicagoland Vision Walk will be held on June 8, 2014 at Busse Woods in Elk Grove Village, IL.   In the last 8 years, over 28 million dollars has been raised to help Foundation Fighting Blindness to treat and cure retinal diseases. Illinois Retina Associates has been a corporate sponsor of this event for many years.   Manager Lynn Ruiz will be our Team Captain for the Illinois Retina Team this June.  Join our team or donate at any of our offices. Walk, volunteer, or donate!  Help us fight blindness!  For more information, visit 

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New Fellow

Illinois Retina Associates is happy to announce our newest fellow to the practice, Michael McClintock, MD. He has been chosen through San Francisco Match, a matching program that is designed to coordinate the processing, distribution and review of applicants for post graduate medical education training.  Dr. McClintock has accepted a two year fellowship and will be working side by side with several of our Physicians. We are very excited for Dr. McClintock to join our Illinois Retina Family!