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I highly recommend Illinois Retina Associates and its superb eye specialist, Dr. Jack Cohen. IRA is directly connected to Rush University Medical Center, a renowned health care facility and teaching hospital. The outer office appearance is very nice and comfortable. The IRA desk staff are excellent. More importantly, the rooms behind the public area are top-notch medical facilities. All of the technicians who did my first set of necessary exams were excellent. For the detailed examination Dr. Cohen was engaged, professional, comprehensive, communicative, and clear. I consider myself very lucky to have found him and IRA. If you unfortunately have a retina issue, you should take this review as valuable advice on where to go and who to see.

Everything is fine at the Retina Center. All the staff treat patients with careful attention which is greatly appreciated. From the time one walks into the check-in window to the end which is the next appointment desk, one feels valued as a patient and not just another number.

Though I was shocked to find that my AMD had become wet, I learned that it was not hard to receive the injection. I feel I am in the best place. Thank you Dr. MacCumber.

I was extremely pleased with the service and treatment that I received today. Dr. de Bustros is calming and gentle. This is my comment after receiving an injection in my eye! The preliminary exams were done efficiently and well. I appreciate everyone that helped me today at the Munster Office of Illinois Retina Associates. Thank you!

It was a great experience from the moment I walked in the young lady, Joanne, at the desk was great and checking us in.  The second person I saw, Diana who did the introduction part of the appointment, was great and then the other gentleman Dave was great. I enjoyed the doctor’s manner and explanation of everything to me. I had a great experience would recommend it to anybody and I’ll be back again in 3 months.

I definitely feel welcomed, listened to and am pleased with the treatment I have been given. I would gladly recommend Dr. Merrill and Illinois Retina.

My experience was fantastic. Your staff were professional and courteous. I have nothing but praise for you guys. Keep up the good work!

My experience with Illinois Retina Associates today’s appointment was great much much better than I expected.  I thought for sure I was going to get bad news but I didn’t/  Much better than I thought.  People that work there are great, they’re friendly, answer all your questions and they even answer questions you may be afraid to ask, which I am glad. I had a couple questions I was thinking about and they must’ve sensed it.  Dr. Civantos is very thorough and easy to talk to-he answered all my questions and gave me good news.  I highly recommend this doctor to everyone I know they have eye problems.   I give him and his staff a “10 “ with “1 “ the lowest and “10” the highest.

I’ve been seeing Dr. Ravage for a number of years now and just think he’s the best! He’s been there in emergencies and over the long haul. He’s up to save my vision and he does it with compassion and understanding.
His staff at both facilities that I’ve gone to, are wonderful!

My experience at the Retina Center has always been a great experience. We always feel welcome by staff and the professionalism is shown by all. I also cannot say enough about Dr. Rezaei. I feel that his expertise and obvious concern for his patients is always evident. I have told many friends and family about Dr. Rezaei. My compliments come from my experience over the past few years.


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