Patient Education

To understand conditions of the eye, it is helpful to understand the anatomy of the eye.

Illinois Retina Associates is the Midwest’s leading practice devoted to diagnosing and treating diseases of the retina, macula and vitreous. Our practice does not provide primary eye care services such as prescribing eyeglasses, evaluating or treating problems involving the front of the eye, or performing cataract and LASIK surgery. Our physicians typically see patients who have been referred by a comprehensive ophthalmologist, optometrist, general practitioner, or endocrinologist who has determined they have a potentially serious disease involving the retina and/or vitreous gel in the back of the eye.

View to Learn About Retinal Conditions and Treatments

Retina Angiography

Retina Detached Scleral Buckle

Retina Detached Vitrectomy

Retina Diabetic Injection Laser Edema

Retina Diabetic PDR Laser

Retina Diabetic PDR Vitrectomy

Retina Dilating Eye Drops

Retina Dry AMD

Retina Macular Hole Surgery

Retina Macular Pucker Vitrectomy

Retina Torn Photocoagulation

Retina Wet AMD Medication Injection


Patient safety is our top priority. If you are having flu-like symptoms, fever, cough, chills, shortness of breath please DO NOT VISIT US at this time and contact your local health provider.

To ensure your health is protected, we are limiting the number of people in our offices. We are asking that ONLY PATIENTS enter our office. Visitors and/or support persons should remain in the car or other location. If the visitor or support person must be present, screening questions will be asked and if positive responses are received the visitor/ support person will not be allowed in the office.

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

For ongoing updates and recommendations, please visit the following websites: Centers For Disease Control (, American Academy of Ophthalmology (, World Health Organization (