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Patients of Retina Institute of Illinois

In Response to the ongoing COVIS-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic, Retina Institute of Illinois will be taking extra precautions to keep our patients, staff, and doctors safe. Our physicians are closely monitoring clinical guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Illinois Department of Public Health.  At this time, we are asking all non-essential friends and family members to wait outside in the car. Only people who are there to help ambulate or translate wait in the waiting room and follow the patients into the exam rooms.  

Our staff has been instructed to ask who enters the office if they have had a cough, fever, fatigue, or any cold symptoms.   If you are experiencing any of these symptoms.  Please do not come to the office.  The staff is happy to reschedule for a later date.    

Please reschedule your appointment if any of the following apply to you now or within the last 14 days:

  • You are experiencing a fever, cough, or shortness of breath – now or within the last 14 days.
  • You have traveled to China, South Korea, Iran, Japan, anywhere in Europe, or anywhere in the US with community spread within the last 14 days.
  • You have had close contact with anyone known to have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

Please consider rescheduling your routine 6 month or annual exam; if you are not experiencing any symptoms.  You should NOT reschedule urgent problem visits. OR planned injections. 

Health maintenance is an important part of our mission. However, we are mindful of social distancing guidelines and we are happy to accommodate requests to reschedule routine visits. 

We are making every extra effort to clean and sanitize our waiting rooms, patient check-in areas, and examination rooms after every patient for patients who need to come into the office during this time. 

Please do not bring any sick visitors with you to our office.

Please understand that our providers and staff will also be following social distancing guidelines whenever possible during your visit. We can all work together to prevent spread of germs by washing hands, utilizing hand sanitizer, and avoiding handshakes and hug in the offices.

We value your trust, your health and your safety, as well as the health and safety of our staff. 

For more information regard the recent Cornoavirus update here are some links from our surrounding hospitals

NorthShore University HealthSystem patients:

https://www.northshore.org/healthy-you/novel-coronavirus-2019/?ref=coronavirus

Advocate/Aurora patients:

https://www.advocateaurorahealth.org/coronavirus-disease-2019

Amita Health patients:

https://www.amitahealth.org/

Northwest Community Hospital patients:

https://www.nch.org/home/covid-19-coronavirus


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Retina Institute of Illinois 20 Years of Experience

 

We believe in providing compassionate and conscientious retinal care to our patients, with the goal of improving eyesight and preventing loss of vision.

Established over 15 years ago, the Retina Institute of Illinois has been providing outstanding retinal care to the Chicago-land area and surrounding suburbs.

Our highly trained physicians are all board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and are members of prestigious organizations, such as the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retinal Specialists.

    Our retinal specialists care for a variety of medical and surgical retinal diseases including:
    * Age Related Macular Degeneration
    * Diabetic Retinopathy
    * Retinal Tears and Detachments
    * Vascular Occlusions
    * Macular Hole
    * Macular Pucker and Uveitis
    Our offices have the latest diagnostic and therapeutic services including:
    * Retinal photography and angiograms
    * Optical coherence tomography
    * Ultrasound
    * Laser photocoagulation
    * Photodynamic therapy and intravitreal injections
    Our Illinois Locations:
    * Chicago
    * Niles
    * Hoffman State
    * Crystal Lake
    * Gurnee
    * Huntley

 
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