First-hand stories from leaders with unique retina insights of historical significance 

Kirk H. Packo, MD, FACS, FASRS

A truly fascinating discussion with Kirk H. Packo, MD, FACS, FASRS, an internationally renowned vitreoretinal surgeon whose unique creativity, intellect and story-telling abilities have made him a legendary teacher of retina. Listen as Dr. Packo reflects on his mentors, and his experience coming of age in retina during the ‘heyday’ of instrument development. He discusses his inventions and his pivotal role in the commercialization of intraocular gas. A past president and 18-year Board member of the ASRS, Dr. Packo is credited with transforming the small, meeting-based Vitreous Society into the ASRS of today, encompassing all things retina. He describes his deep commitment to the ASRS and offers his perspective on the most impactful developments in the field.


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(Interview published 2021)