Dr. Kirk Packo, MD

Dr. Kirk Packo, MD

Ophthalmology •  Male • Age 67

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. Kirk Packo, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Chicago, IL. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Rush University Medical Center and Ingalls Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Packo to book an appointment.


Locations

Illinois Retina Associates

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(312) 767-4365
Rush Office1725 W Harrison St Ste 915 Chicago, IL 60612
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Illinois Retina Associates

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(312) 767-4365
Harvey Office71 W 156th St Ste 400 Harvey, IL 60426
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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4.3

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I was truly surprised when the assistant said I had improved greatly from my last exam. Then Dr. Packo said NO INJECTION needed at this time due to the improvement and something he used during my previous visit. I was extremely happy. All his assistants are very helpful and accomodating. Dr. Packo explains and answers all questions. He gives me Hope that my vision will be normal within a year. The covid situation caused my eye to deteriorate due to no injections for 6 or 7 months because everything was closed. But we are back on track and it's all going forward now with God's Blessings.
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Rella Jordan – Jul 28, 2020
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I trust and respect this doctor. Good man.
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Daniel Kvachkoff – Jul 28, 2020
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I was recommended to Dr Packo by University ophthalmology. They did some tests and at the end of my visit, no conclusion was drawn. All Dr. Packo said was he will talk to doctor from University ophthalmology as he cannot draw any definite conclusion from the tests. This was fine with me unless they charged me $300 for the tests and visit. I was told the costs charged to me is high because of my high deductible insurance plan. In my opinion, the costs are high for a visit in which no medicine, so
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Nancy Verma in Chicago, IL – Oct 24, 2018
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Amazing Doctor he is very compassionate and shows great concern for his patients. He has helped my vision go from pitch black with a complete ruptured globe to seeing light and shapes and being able to count how many fingers are held up infront of me. Still receiving long term treatment for my condition but very hopeful in his care.
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Karen Izquierdo in Chicago, IL – Oct 15, 2017
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I cannot express strongly enough my gratitude to Dr Packo for his help with my retinal detachment. After 3 surgeries with another surgeon that were unsuccessful, I was referred to Dr. Packo. He is a very genuine, caring physician with world class surgical skills, in my opinion. Although I will not be getting complete vision back, he has reattached the retina and it is staying in place this time. I highly recommend him !
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Dennis J in Illinois – Jan 24, 2017
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Packo's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Retina Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packo treats Retina Diseases more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Packo treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Eye Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packo performs Eye Surgery more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Packo performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Vitreoretinal Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packo performs Vitreoretinal Surgery more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Packo performs this procedure more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Packo's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diagnostic Angiography
  • Diplopia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Headache
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

About Me

Care Philosophy

Blindness is a very terrifying concept to patients - with the loss of vision comes the loss of independence. And prior to the advances of many of the therapies that we have now for things like macular degeneration and diabetes, our patients became s...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1985
U Ill EE Infirm
Fellowship Hospital
1984
Emory University
Fellowship Hospital
1983
U Ill EE Infirm
Residency Hospital
1980
Mercy Hospital St Louis
Internship Hospital

Awards

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, IL

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Ingalls Memorial Hospital

Harvey, IL

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

University Of Illinois Hospital

Chicago, IL

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average