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Welcome to Illinois Retina & Eye Associates, your premiere ophthalmology practice in Central Illinois. While our practice has grown over the years to meet the evolving needs of our communities, our guiding principle is the same- to provide outstanding medical and surgical eye care with the highest ethical standards for patients of all ages. Formerly known as Illinois Retina Institute, our physicians and staff thank you for placing your trust in us to meet your eye care needs.

Our Services

Utilizing the latest surgical techniques and the most sophisticated diagnostic equipment available, Illinois Retina & Eye Associates provides the following medical and surgical services for our patients:

  • Comprehensive Eye Exams For Adults
  • Cataract No Stitch Surgery-Including Multi-Focal Lenses And Toric Implants For Astigmatism
  • Routine Eye Exams For Children
  • Glaucoma Management
  • Eyelid Plastic Surgery/Blepharoplasty
  • Retina Disease Management & Surgery For Macular Degeneration, Eye Problems From Diabetes, Retina Tears & Detachments And Injury Or Previous Eye Surgery Complications

Meet Your Doctors

Retina Specialist

A skilled and extensively trained board certified ophthalmologist and retina specialist, Dr. Kishore specializes in diseases and surgery of the retina, vitreous and macula, treating patients from across the state, many referred by other retina specialists.
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Comprehensive Ophthalmologist

Dr. Grossman, a comprehensive ophthalmologist, provides patients a full range of eye care including cataract no-stitch surgery, glaucoma treatment, annual eye health exams, droopy eyelid surgery, and the diagnosis and treatment of other eye diseasesRead More Here...

Retina & Uveitis Specialist

A specialist in diseases of the retina, macula, vitreous and uveitis, Dr. Ekong joined Illinois Retina & Eye Associates in 2011. Dr. Ekong’s special interests are in macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and ocular inflammatory diseases. Read More Here...


Our commitment to excellence is demonstrated by the extensive training our physicians pursue, including subspecialty fellowships at some of the most prestigious facilities in the country. Our physicians, known internationally for their expertise and research, genuinely care for their patients and consistently strive to provide the best experience possible. They are members of prestigious organizations including:
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Retina Specialists
American Uveitis Society
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

The staff of Illinois Retina & Eye Associates includes a Certified Retinal Angiographer, Ophthalmic Technicians, and Certified Ophthalmic Assistants. Our high level of patient satisfaction is evident by the quality trained and compassionate care our patients receive.

Published Articles

Diabetes and Eye Disease- The Growing Epidemic Kamal Kishore MD- December 2013
High Blood Pressure & Its Effects on Your Eyes Anthony Ekong MD- October 2013
Vitamins and Eye Health Kamal Kishore MD- September 2013
You're Giving me a shot WHERE?? You've GOT to be Kidding! Kamal Kishore MD-Aug2013
Obstructive Sleep Apnea & The Eyes- Part 4
Anthony Ekong MD- July 2013
Obstructive Sleep Apnea & The Eyes- Part 3 Anthony Ekong MD- June 2013
Obstructive Sleep Apnea & The Eyes- Part 2 Anthony Ekong MD- May 2013
Obstructive Sleep Apnea & The Eyes- Part 1 Anthony Ekong MD- April 2013
Flashes & Floaters- A Closer Look Anthony Ekong MD-  March 2013
Coping with Vision Loss Susanne Myers MBA- February 2013
Genetic Testing for Macular Degeneration Anthony Ekong MD- January 2013
What's New in Macular Degeneration? Kamal Kishore MD- December 2012
Illinois Retina Institute Restoring the Gift of Sight Feature Story November 2012
Generic v Branded Eye Drops- Just How Equal is Equal Anthony Ekong MD- October 2012
Does Race Play a Role in Eye Disease? Part 3 Anthony Ekong MD- September 2012
Does Race Play a Role in Eye Disease? Part 2 Anthony Ekong MD- August 2012
Does Race Play a Role in Eye Disease? Part 1 Anthony Ekong MD- July 2012
Diabetes & Eye Disease Kamal Kishore MD- June 2012
Fish May Protect Against Blindness from Macular Degeneration
Dr. Kishore MD- May 2012
Vitamins & Nutritional Therapy- Are They Right For You Pt 3 Dr. Ekong MD- April 2012
Vitamins & Nutritional Therapy- Are They Right For You Pt 2 Dr. Ekong MD- March 2012
Vitamins & Nutritional Therapy- Are They Right For You Pt 1 Dr. Ekong MD- February 2012
Diabetes and Your Eye Health Kamal Kishore MD- January 2012
Are All These Tests Really Necessary? Anthony Ekong MD- December 2011

4505 N. Rockwood Dr. Ste. 1
Tel:309-589-1880 * Fax: 309-589-1885
3602 Marquette Road
Tel: 815-223-7400 * Fax: 815-223-7477
3315 N. Seminary Street
Tel: 877-223-7403 * Fax: 309-589-1885
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