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Illinois Retina supports 17th Annual Vision Walk

We are proud to share that Illinois Retina was, again, a sponsor of the 17th annual Vision Walk supporting the Foundation Fighting Blindness.  Dr. Ramon Lee, along with Dr. Joseph Civantos, were the medical chairs for the event. We are grateful that Dr. Lee joined us for the walk and beautifully represented Illinois Retina on… Read More »


Dr. Rezaei appointed President of the Retina World Congress

We are excited to announce that Dr. Kourous Rezaei is taking over the role of President of the Retina World Congress! The Retina World Congress is an organization that unites international professionals spearheading innovation and advanced science in retinal health. Many Illinois Retina physicians have been a part of prestigious organizations and have held leadership… Read More »


Dr. Minaker published article in the Journal of Vitreoretinal Diseases

Our fellow, Dr. Minaker, co-Authored an article that was just published in the Journal of Vitreoretinal Diseases entitled “A Stepwise Approach to the Surgical Management of Hemorrhagic Choroidal Detachments“. A surgical approach to draining hemorrhagic choroidal detachments, which are a rare but serous complication of trauma or intraocular surgery was discussed. Although these can be… Read More »


Dr. Rezaei at Vail Vitrectomy Meeting 2022

Dr. Rezaei was an invited speaker at the prestigious Vail Vitrectomy Meeting in Colorado. Top surgeons from around the world are invited every three years to present on the cutting edge advancements in vitreoretinal surgery. Dr. Rezaei introduced a novel platform for the education of retina surgeons.


2022 ISEPS/COS Meeting Highlights

A few highlights from the ISEPS/COS meeting last month.  We are happy to share that that Dr. Vivek Chaturvedi Chaired the Program for the THIRD year in a row and Dr. Hasan won the Vincent A. Persico Advocacy Award from the Illinois Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons for demonstrating excellence as an advocate for ophthalmologists… Read More »


Dr. MacCumber – Vail Vitrectomy Meeting

Dr. MacCumber was a guest speaker at the Vail Vitrectomy meeting. This prestigious invitation only meeting was on March 15, 2022 in Vail, Colorado.  Dr. MacCumber spoke on the DRCR Retinal Network Protocol AM: Randomized Trial Comparing Immediate versus Deferred Surgery for Symptomatic Epiretinal Membranes.


Dr. Hasan attends AAO Leadership Advocacy Group Meeting

  On January 21, 2022 Dr. Hasan virtually attended the American Academy of Ophthalmology Leadership Advocacy Group meeting in Washington DC.  He attended the meeting in his capacity as Chairman of the Ophthalmology Political Action Committee (OPHTHPAC). During the meeting, more than twenty different ophthalmology subspecialty and advocacy groups presented their concerns regarding various legislative… Read More »


Dr. Rezaei at AAO Subspeciality Day

Dr. Kourous Rezaei was invited to moderate the surgical retina session at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting Retina Subspecialty Day in New Orleans. Leading retina specialists from around the world presented the latest innovations and cutting edge data, shaping the current and future management of retinal diseases.