Illinois Retina Center founder passes away

SPRINGFIELD - Illinois Retina Center officials are reporting that the center's founder, Dr. David Dodwell, has passed away.

Officials say Dr. Dodwell was a retina specialist and surgeon who worked to develop new therapies for various conditions, such as Macular Degeneration and Retinal Detachment.  Dr. Dodwell also received the Honor Award from the American Society of Retinal Specialists in 2014.

Illinois Retina Center officials are asking patients of Dr. Dodwell to call (217) 321-2020 in regards to the transition of their care.  IRC staff members will help patients to find a new retina specialist, facilitate the transfer of their medical records, and answer any questions they may have.

(Image courtesy of the Illinois Retina Center)

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