About Dr. David G Dodwell

David G. Dodwell, M.D.
David G. Dodwell, M.D.

David G. Dodwell, M.D. received his Medical Degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Following an internship in internal medicine, Dr. Dodwell completed an Ophthalmology Residency at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois and a Fellowship in Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous at Cornell University Medical Center, New York, New York.

Dr. Dodwell has been a Principal Investigator on several collaborative national trials evaluating new pharmacological therapies and surgical treatments for Age-related Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy. He has authored several scientific papers and been invited to speak and present his clinical research at the national annual meetings of: American Society of Retina Specialists, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology.

Dr. Dodwell serves as a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Founding Donor of the American Retina Foundation. He is also a member of: American Society of Retinal Specialists, Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology, Research to Prevent Blindness, Illinois Association of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association and Sangamon County Medical Society.


About Dr. Carissa Klaas

Dr Klaas received a doctoral degree in Optometry in 2001 from Indiana University School of Optometry, Bloomington Indiana and her Medical Degree in Medicine in 2005 from Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, and Indiana.  Following an internship in internal medicine, Dr. Klaas completed an Ophthalmology Residency at St. Louis University, St Louis, Missouri and a 2 year Fellowship in Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous at South Texas Retina Consultants, Corpus Christi, Texas.

In 2011, Dr. Klaas returned to the Midwest to develop a successful practice as a Retina Specialist at the Vitreo Retinal Center, Evansville, Indiana.  In 2013, Dr. Klass moved to Springfield, Illinois and joined the Illinois Retina Center Ltd.

Dr Klaas has participated in several collaborative national trails evaluating therapies and surgical treatments for Age-related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy and Retinal Vein Occlusion.  She has authored several scientific papers that have appeared in: Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, International Ophthalmology and European Journal of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Klaas is a member of: American Academy Ophthalmology, Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology, New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology, Christian Ophthalmology Society, Fellowship Christian Optometrists, Sangamon Country Medical Society and Illinois Medical Society.

In addition to her Retina Practice, Dr. Klaas enjoys participating in medical mission trips.  She has had the privilege of visiting Honduras, Brazil, and Belize and plans to continue these endeavors in the future.