Mark J. Daily Lectureship in Retinal Disease

In recognition of Mark Daily’s 35 years of outstanding teaching at Loyola/Hines and his years of exceptional educational programs of consistently superior quality, it gives me great pleasure to announce the creation of the Mark J. Daily Lectureship in Retinal Disease. 

This endowed lectureship was created primarily through the generous support of grateful Loyola Alumni who recognize Dr. Daily for his mentorship, dedication, and Socratic teaching methods that have remained with each of them for many years.

Dr.  Daily received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Illinois.  He completed his internship at the University of Florida followed by residency and retina fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida. 

Dr. Daily, who is credited with recognizing and naming torpedo maculopathy, a torpedo-shaped lesion of the temporal macula served as Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and taught residents at Loyola from 1979 to 2013. 

"I will always remember the fluorescein angiography fundamentals Dr. Daily taught us.  And if for any reason we as residents could not figure it out, we could always rely on finding a matching description and illustration in Dr. Gass's textbooks which Dr. Daily seemed to have memorized.  Even after a busy day in clinic, I always looked forward to these evening lectures and discussions."

The first Daily Lectureship took place during Loyola Resident Alumni Day in 2015.

Date Name, Title & Affiliation Presentation(s)  

June 10, 2023

Tamer H. Mahmoud, MD, PhD

Professor of Ophthalmology

Oakland University

William Beaumont School of Medicine

Program Director, Vitreoretinal Fellowship

Associated Retinal Consultants


June 11, 2022

Harry W. Flynn, Jr., MD

Professor of Ophthalmology

University of Miami


June 12, 2021

Edwin M. Stone, MD, PhD

Professor, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

"Curing Inherited Blindness"

June 12, 2020

Edwin M. Stone, MD, PhD

Baylor College of Medicine

“Electronic Teaching of Inherited Retinal Disease”

June 14, 2019

Bernard H. Doft, MD

Univ. of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

"Dreaded Endophthalmitis: How to Prevent it and How to Treat it"

June 8, 2018

David Sarraf, MD
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
Retinal Disorders and Ophthalmic Genetics Division
Stein Eye Institute UCLA

"Is the Deep Retinal Capillary Plexus Specialized for Venous Outflow?"

"The Importance of the Muller Cell in Macular Disease"

David Sarraf, MD
June 9, 2017 Jose S. Pulido, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology and Molecular Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Associate in Neuro-Oncology
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

"Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell
Derived Retinal Cells and Their Uses:
A Guide for Clinicians – Part I & Part II"

 Jose S Pulido, MD
June 10, 2016 Anita Agarwal, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Retina, Vitreous and Uveitis
Vanderbilt Eye Institute
Vanderbilt Univeristy School of Medicine

"Imaging Macular Dystrophies"


 Anita Agrawal, MD
June 12, 2015 Mark W. Johnson, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology and
Visual Sciences
Chief of Retina Services
University of Michigan Medical School
"Posterior Vitreous Detachment:
Evolution, Complications, and
Treatment of its Early Stages"
 Mark W Johnson, MD