News

May 2018

A 63-year-old African man presenting with complaints of intermittent flashing of the left eye which resolved spontaneously two months ago, as well as chronic blurry vision in the context of non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy. POH/PMH: Type II diabetes mellitus with known non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy, for which he takes Metformin, and hypertension which is controlled on amlodipine.… Read More »


Astrocytic Hamartoma – April 2018

13-year-old boy was referred to Illinois Retina Associates for suspicion for a choroidal nevus. He had no complaints. Past Medical History He had a history of hypertension due to underlying polycystic kidney disease. Medications He was on medications for hypertension Ocular Examination Vision was 20/25 both eyes Pressures were 10 and 12 Pupils were equal… Read More »


Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum – March 2018

23-year-old Caucasian female presented to Illinois Retina Associates reporting a large blind spot with resulting poor vision in her right eye since 2016. She had been previously treated with a series of intravitreal injections in the affected eye at a California retina practice. Her left eye is unaffected. Past Medical History Otherwise healthy, non-contributory Ocular… Read More »


Submacular Bleed – February 2018

A 71-year-old woman was referred to Illinois Retina Associates after noticing a black film over her vision in her left eye for 4 days. There was no pain and over that time the vision has not been getting better or worse. There was no inciting incident. Past Medical History Insulin dependent diabetes, hypertension, congestive heart… Read More »


Choroidal Rupture – January 2018

48-year-old male patient referred to Illinois Retina Associates for evaluation one month following blunt ocular trauma, inflicted when a bungee cord released suddenly and struck him in the left eye and left side of the face. The patient noted sudden, profound reduction of vision immediately following the incident, which seems to have gradually improved. He… Read More »


Parry Romberg Syndrome – December 2017

History of Present Illness The patient was a healthy 17 year old who had been noticing a blurred vision in his right eye. It started with floaters 3 months prior to presentation. He was seen locally before being referred to Illinois Retina Associates. Past Medical History None. Ocular Exam Vision was 20/40 in the right… Read More »


Birdshot Chorioretinopathy – November 2017

HPI: A 47-year old Caucasian female is referred to Illinois Retina Associates for evaluation of floaters. She reports worsening floaters in both eyes for three months, as well as occasional flashing lights in both eyes. She denies any eye pain. POH/PMH: She has no prior history of eye problems. The patient has a history of hypothyroidism for… Read More »


Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy – October 2017

October 2017 HPI: A 52 year old man referred to Illinois Retina Associates for blurred vision in the right eye. The blur has been worsening in the central vision over the preceding 2 months. There were no symptoms in the other eye. Past medical history: The patient was healthy and not on any medications. Ocular […]


Susac’s Syndrome – September 2017

September 2017 HPI: A 37-year-old Caucasian female presents, urgently referred from a community eye care provider, complaining of progressive peripheral visual loss as well as fluctuating numbness and tingling, spreading to all four extremities. Upon further questioning, she also reports intermittently diminished hearing. Past medical history is remarkable only for long-standing hypothryoidism, treated with supplementation. […]


Retinochorioidal Coloboma – August 2017

Retinochorioidal Coloboma – August 2017 August 2017 HPI: A 28 year old man was referred to Illinois Retina Associates for blurred vision in his right and left eyes. The right eye was more severely affected. PMH:Mild Asthma. Ocular Examination: Vision was 20/20 in both eyes without correction. Intraocular pressures were normal in both eyes. Pupils […]