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Dr. Hasan at AAO’s Virtual Congressional Advocacy Day

  In his capacity as President of the Illinois Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Hasan participated in the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Virtual Congressional Advocacy Day on May 5, 2021.   Dr. Hasan met with staff members from the offices of Senator Dick Durbin and Senator Tammy Duckworth to advocate for patients and the… Read More »


Dr. MacCumber in April, 2021 Retinal Physician

Dr. MacCumber’s paper, Characteristics of Patients Started on Brolucizumab, was published in the April, 2021 edition of Retinal Physician.  It was also discussed in the April, 2021 “Straight From The Cutter’s Mouth podcast on YouTube!  They discuss is paper at the 15 minute mark.  You can watch here:  https://bit.ly/3te5Hg7 Congratulations!


Sister Jean Schmidt with Dr. MacCumber

Sister Jean Schmidt BVM is the chaplain for the Loyola Ramblers men’s basketball team, the Cinderella team that made it to the NCAA Final Four in 2018 with Sister Jean rooting them on.  This year was no different!  Despite the obstacles of the pandemic, the 101-year-old nun’s love for the team has only strengthened and… Read More »


Dr. Packo named Top Doctor 2021 by Chicago Magazine

Chicago Magazine Names 69 Specialists at Rush University Medical Center “Top Doctors” and we are beyond proud to announce that Illinois Retina’s very own Dr. Kirk Packo is one of them! The Top Doctors guide in the magazine’s January 2021 issue was prepared in cooperation with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a health care research and… Read More »


Dr. Pollack Diabetic Retinopathy Learning Event

Dr. Pollack has lead a virtual discussion on Diabetic Retinopathy for patients and families. This learning session helped participants to better understand the meaning of diabetic retinopathy, define goals for management of diabetic retinopathy, and learn about new treatment options and cutting edge research evaluating new and improved therapies. Watch the video here:  https://media.primeinc.org/upload/GMT20201030-000009_PRIME-CME_1760x900.mp4


Dr. Hasan at AMA National Advocacy Conference

  Dr. Hasan was asked to attend the American Medical Association’s National Advocacy Conference on February 23 and 24, 2021 on behalf of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  During the conference, Dr. Hasan virtually met with Mr. Marcus Garza  from the office of U.S Congresswoman Marie Newman to discuss important congressional issues related to patient… Read More »


Dr. Pollack – The Winning Pitch Challenge

And the winner is….! The winners of The Winning Pitch Challenge-RETINA 2021 were selected during the virtual-live pitch event on February 6, 2021. Congratulations to the winners who can be viewed pitching live during the recorded 1-hour finial pitch event, viewable here: https://winningpitchchallenge.net/retina-2021/ Dr. John Pollack is co-Director of The Winning Pitch Challenge, which hosts… Read More »


Dr. Chaturvedi gives lecture on Pachychoroid Spectrum of Macular Disease

To help ring in the new year, Dr. Vivek Chaturvedi gave a lecture to the residents and fellows at Rush University Medical Center Ophthalmology on Pachychoroid spectrum of macular disease on December 31st. We covered pachychoroid pigment epitheliopathy, focal choroidal excavation, central serous, pachychoroid neovasculopathy, & polypoidal. There is a lot of overlap with these… Read More »


Dr. MacCumber interviews Dr. Wykoff

Chicago Ophthalmological Society Past President, Dr. Mat MacCumber, talks with the 2020 Krill Lecturer and his friend, Dr. Charlie Wykoff, about his upcoming presentation.  Click here to watch the video:  https://youtu.be/RR6Dt6AER3I Learn more about the presentation here:  https://bit.ly/3nd2mew


Journal Club

Several of the physicians at Illinois Retina ran a journal club going through several interesting papers with our surgical retinal fellows. It was a lively zoom call as usual covering a variety of topics – both medical and surgical retina.  Thanks Drs. Packo, MacCumber, Merrill, Rezaei, Chaturvedi, & Sabherwal and our illustrious fellows Dr. Dajani… Read More »