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Dr. Rezaei moderator for Bariloche Retina meeting

Dr. Rezaei was the invited moderator for the Bariloche Retina Cinema virtual 2020 annual meeting hosted by the leading Argentinian retina surgeons. The panelists include some of the top surgeons from around the world discussing complex techniques in vitreoretinal surgery.  See more here: https://bit.ly/2GHQD7d



Retina Society virtual 2020 annual meeting

Dr. Rezaei was the invited moderator for the session “Surgery with the Next Generation of Vitreoretinal Surgical Stars” at the prestigious Retina Society virtual 2020 annual meeting. The panelists include some of the top surgeons from around the world including our very own Dr. Kirk Packo.


Welcome to Munster

The Town of Munster is located just 30 miles away from the Chicago Loop, and shares multiple boundaries with Hammond, Highland, Dyer, Schererville, and borders Lansing, Illinois.  The Potawatomi Indians were the first inhabitants of Munster.  Munster became part of the United States in 1780’s.  The Monster family (later anglicized to Munster) from the Netherlands… Read More »


Dr. Rezaei speaker at the 2020 Belo Horizonte Retina Summit

  Dr. Rezaei was an invited speaker at the 2020 Belo Horizonte Retina Summit, one of the largest retina meetings in Brazil. Dr. Rezaei moderated a session discussing current advances in vitreoretinal surgery and surgical management of complex retinal diseases with leading retina surgeons from Brazil.


Dr. MacCumber published in June, 2020 Retina

  Dr. MacCumber, along with past IRA fellow, John Zeyer, MD and current IRA fellow, Omar Dajani, MD published an article in the June, 2020 Retina publication. The name of the publication is “Preoperative Domed Macular Contour Correlates With Postoperative Visual Gain After Vitrectomy For Symptomatic Epiretinal Membrane”.


Welcome to Skokie

Welcome to Skokie!  The community was originally incorporated as Niles Center in 1888.  The name caused confusion with the neighboring village of Niles, so, in 1940 the name was changed.  Skokie offers an urban suburban mix feel and is home to many restaurants, coffee shops, parks and a beautiful downtown area. Our Skokie office opened… Read More »



Dr. Packo lead Rush Retina Grand Rounds

Lead by Dr. Kirk Packo (Chair at Rush Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology), the retina grand rounds was held Wednesday, June 10th, via zoom.  Section Director of Retina, Vivek Chaturvedi, MD, guided the surgical case discussion on suprachoroidal hemorrhage – risk factors and management (presented by Dr. Nabila Sardar).   Dr. Sarah Carballo presented a case… Read More »


16th Annual Alumni Day

On June 16, 2020, Co-Directed by our own Dr. Kirk Packo, the Department of Ophthalmology at Rush Medical Center held their 16th Annual Alumni Day.  We are proud that several Illinois Retina physicians presented cases covering a wide variety of topics:  novel therapeutics, practicing in the era of COVID19, surgical placement of dislocated intraocular lenses… Read More »