Welcome to Illinois Retina Associates
Illinois Retina Associates stands as a beacon of excellence in the field, offering referring providers the confidence that their patients will receive prompt care and unparalleled treatment. With a patient-centered approach, we strive to empower individuals with the knowledge and guidance they need to make informed decisions about their eye health.
Years Serving Chicagoland
Years of Combined Experience
Clinical Trials Participated
Meet Our Retina Specialists
Our highly-respected retina specialists are doctors, educators, and researchers, who share a commitment to compassionate and innovative patient care.
Zac B. Ravage, MD, FASRS
Kourous Rezaei, MD, FASRS
Ryan Sabherwal, MD
E. Anne Shepherd, MD – Fellow
Sarah Syeda, MD – Fellow
Vivek Chaturvedi, MD, FASRS
Joseph Civantos, MD, FACS, FASRS
Jack Cohen, MD, FACS
Henry Feng, MD
Sohail Hasan, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCSC
Ramon Lee, MD
Mathew MacCumber, MD, PhD, FASRS
Samuel A. Minaker, MD, MSc, FRCSC
John Pollack, MD, FASRS
Veena R. Raiji, MD, MPH
Memberships and Affiliations
Refer Your Patients to Us
Thank you for trusting our team. Please complete the form and fax to our office.
Breakthrough Research & Clinical Trials
We're deeply proud of our four decades of participation in national and international research studies. These clinical trials allow us to offer patients access to groundbreaking technologies and next-generation treatments.
The History of Illinois Retina
Since its inception in 1976, Illinois Retina Associates has become an internationally-recognized practice and a Chicago institution – leading technological advancements and breakthroughs in retinal research and earning the trust of thousands of patients. The journey is marked by a legacy of skilled retinal specialists, innovative treatments, and an unwavering commitment to patient-centric care.
“A premier destination for personalized eye care.”— Dr. Carrie Roitstein, Optometrist, Glimpse Vision
“You can trust this group of professionals with all of your retinal needs!”— Lisa Wilson, Optometrist, Kirschner Vision Group
“I do not hesitate to refer over to the doctors at Illinois Retina Associates.”— James B. Sowinski, O.D., Absolute Vision Care
“The best retina specialists to whom I refer all my patients, family and friends.”— Dr. Beth Mokaya, Pearle Vision
Referring Doctor FAQs
We value the relationships we've built with referring providers, and hope the answers below provide clarity on the referral proocess.
For urgent cases, please call one of our offices.
Please ask your patient to complete and sign our Authorization Form and fax it to the location where they are receiving care.
If you are having flu-like symptoms, fever, cough, chills, shortness of breath, gastro-intestinal distress or new loss of taste or smell please DO NOT VISIT US at this time. Contact your local health provider. If you are coming to one of our offices, we continue to follow safety guidelines from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (aao.org) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov):
- All our staff are wearing masks
- We ask all patients to wear masks during the visit
- Patients should not bring their family/friends to the office unless absolutely necessary
- We disinfect the rooms after each patient
- Exam room doors are left open, as handles have been identified as a possible source of transmission
- We provide telehealth visits for patients who request it
- We call patients to obtain history and schedule follow up appointments to minimize the time they are in the office
Blog and News
Keep up with the latest news, updates, and announcements from our practice.
- November 14, 2023
Dr. Hasan received award at AAO 2023
- November 10, 2023
Lipemia Retinalis – November, 2023
- October 30, 2023
Angioid Streaks Part 2– October, 2023
- October 25, 2023
Dr. Rezaei at EURETINA 2023
- October 19, 2023
Recap of Illinois Retina Associates' Special Advocacy Discussion Hosted by Dr. Hasan
- September 9, 2023
Angioid Streaks – September, 2023