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Dr. Pollack at AAO

John Pollack was active at the recent American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting.  He served as moderator of Retina Subspecialty Day session on the “Art of Vitreoretinal Surgery”, was the Course Director for Macular OCT: Mastering the Basics (lecture faculty pictured here), and was the Course Director for a “Macular OCT: Mastering the Basics” class along with… Read More »


Loop office CE Event

Knowledge is power! Another successful educational event hosted by Drs. Flood, Merrill, Ravage and Chaturvedi for some Chicagoland area optometrists. A variety of topics were presented which engaged the attendees and sparked an in-depth discussion about the cases each of our doctors highlighted.


Annual Fellowship Interviews

Illinois Retina had the privilege to interview several ophthalmology residents interested in our 2 year vitreo-retinal fellowship.  It was a great weekend to meet future colleagues!


Harvey Office Educational Event

Dr. Kirk Packo, Dr. Joseph Civantos and Dr. Vivek Chaturvedi hosted an educational event at our Harvey, Illinois office as part of an ongoing series given at all of our locations for optometrists.  Dr. Packo’s presentation, “The New World of Retinal Imaging-When and Which machines we should use,” was of great value for all of… Read More »


Diabetic Eye Disease

If you have diabetes or know someone who does, learn as much as you can about diabetic eye disease and how to prevent vision loss. Visit http://www.nei.nih.gov/diabetes


Dr. Pollack President of ASRS

Dr. John Pollack presented at the 51st Annual Retina Society Scientific Meeting, September 12 – 15, 2018, in San Francisco-the topic was Steroid Drops After Vitreoretinal Surgery: Is It Time To Go Dropless?   He also became the President of @ASRS on October 1, 2018.


Adults 50+ at higher risk for AMD

Did you know that as you age, you are at higher risk of developing eye diseases and conditions, such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease.  Visit https://www.nei.nih.gov/agingeye to learn about your risk factors and what you can do to protect your sight.  


Dr. Rezaei EURETINA Meeting in Vienna, Austria

Dr. Rezaei was invited to speak at the 2018 EURETINA Meeting in Vienna, Austria, the largest retina meeting in the world.  Dr. Rezaei was among the small group of retina specialists from the United States who were invited to speak at this prestigious meeting.  He moderated a session discussing some of the most advanced surgical techniques… Read More »


Dr. Hasan Wisconsin Academy of Ophthalmology EyeMD Symposium

Dr. Sohail Hasan (pictured with Dr. Aaron Holtebeck, Comprehensive Ophthalmologist and Member of the Secretariat for State Affairs for the @AAO) presented at the Wisconsin Academy of Ophthalmology EyeMD Symposium in Milwaukee this weekend. He gave talks on Managing Trauma in the Professional Athlete; Systemic Disease and The Retina and Advocating for our Patients and… Read More »


Orioles Wear Uniforms With Braille Lettering

On September 18, 2018 the Baltimore Orioles became the first professional team to wear Braille lettered uniforms to recognize the National Federation of the Blind (NFB). The uniforms are being auctioned to benefit the NFB. Read more:  https://www.si.com/mlb/2018/09/18/orioles-braille-uniforms.