Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement

We continue to closely monitor the situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and are following the published recommendations of the CDC and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. We will continue to see our patients and treat any urgent/emergent needs.

With all of our offices open, the following protocols are in place:

1) We have greatly expanded measures to disinfect our office including cleaning between each patient appointment.

2) To limit any potential exposure, we ask you NOT to bring any non-essential person(s) with you to the appointment.

3) If someone must accompany you to your appointment, we ask that they do not enter the office, if at all possible.

4) If you have an upcoming appointment and identify with the following statements, please do not come directly to the office, but instead call us:

• Fever greater than 100.4

• Respiratory symptoms or difficulty breathing

• Exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days

• Placed in self/hospital quarantine by medical doctor

 Your health and that of our staff is our guiding priority and we continue to update our protocol to ensure safety for everyone. If you have questions regarding these evolving protocols, please contact our office.

Mack W. Savage


2018-2020: Surgical Retina Fellow, Kresge Eye Institute, Detroit, Michigan
2015-2018: Ophthalmology Resident, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
2014-2015: Internship in Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa 2009-2014: Medical Doctorate, Pathology Externship, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa
2005-2008: Bachelors of Science in Biology, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska – summa cum laude 2001-2005: Villisca Community High School, Villisca, Iowa - Salutatorian

Research Publications and Presentations

LUMINA, A Phase III, Multicenter, Sham-Controlled, Randomized, Double-Masked Study Assessing the Efficacy and Safety of Intravitreal Injections of 440 μg DE-109 for the Treatment of Active, Non-Infectious Uveitis of the Posterior Segment of the Eye. Ongoing Clinical trial.

Lin X and Savage MW. Excisional biopsy of medulloepithelioma. Presented at the 20th Annual Retina Fellows Forum, 2020

Lin X and Savage MW. Partial thickness amniotic membrane graft for repeat macular hole surgery. Presented at 21st Duke Advanced Vitreous Surgery Course, 2019

Savage MW and Elkeeb AM. Anterior segment deformation during digital palpation to estimate intraocular pressure. Podium presentation, Resident Alumni Day at University of Missouri-Columbia, 2017

Savage MW, Petris CK, and Reneker L. An Accelerated Murine Model of Sjögren’s Syndrome. Podium presentation, Resident Alumni Day at University of Missouri-Columbia. Research award for best presentation, 2016
Jun B and Savage MW. Morphometric Evaluation of Grade I Papilledema and Asymptomatic Optic Disc Elevation. Poster presentation, North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, 2016

Savage MW, Sobel RK, Hoffman HT, Carter KD, Finkelstein MW, and Shriver EM. Salivary Gland Dysfunction and Nasolacrimal Obstruction: Stenotic Changes Following I-131 Therapy. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg, Vol. 31, No. 3, 2015

Are C, Axelson RD, Savage MW, and Fang MM. Student Perceptions on the Role of Instructional Technology in Medical Education. MedEdPublish 2014, 3:27.

Savage MW, Pottinger JM, Chiang H-Y, Yohnke KR, Bowdler NC, and Herwaldt LA. Surgical site infections and cellulitis after abdominal hysterectomy. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2013;209: 108.e1-10

Work Experience

2013-2014: Extern in Radiology, UIHC, Iowa City, Iowa
2011-2012: Post-Sophomore Clinical Fellowship in Pathology, UIHC, Iowa City, Iowa
2005-2008: Work-Study Research Assistant, Molecular Virology Laboratory, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
2005-2006: Certified Nurse's Assistant and Medication Aide (CNA/CMA), Villisca, Iowa
2002-2003: Summers: Lifeguard, Villisca, Iowa


2018: Kansas City-Columbia Missouri Joint Ophthalmology Symposium Surgical Video Honorable Mention 2017: Kansas City-Columbia Missouri Joint Ophthalmology Symposium Surgical Innovation First Place Award
2016: Resident Alumni Day at University of Missouri-Columbia, First Place Research Award
2015: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Making A Difference Award

Teaching/Volunteer Experience

2012-2013: Carver College of Medicine Student Government Technology Committee Chair
Initiated the transition to an electronic calendar system for pre-clinical medical students, designed student government website Summer 2013: Ophthalmology Grand Rounds on Orbital Apex Syndrome, University of Iowa
Spring 2013: Carver College of Medicine Ophthalmology Liaison Committee Member
Spring 2012: Medical Pathology II Tutor and USMLE Step I Tutor
Fall 2012: Medical Pathology I Tutor and Introduction to Human Pathology Case Analysis Guide
Summer 2010: Medical Education Community Orientation, Atlantic, Iowa
Summer 2010: Volunteer Camp Counselor, Muscular dystrophy week, Camp Courageous, Monticello, Iowa Summer 2008: International Medical Mission trip to the Dominican Republic
2006-2008: Spring Break Service Trip Volunteer/Coordinator, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
Professional Society Memberships
American Society of Retinal Specialists American Academy of Ophthalmology

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Retina Associates, PA

Retina Associates, PA is an advanced medical practice devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of retinal, macular, and vitreous diseases. Together, our eye care physicians belong to various prestigious organizations: 

  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Retina Specialists

Our mission is to help every patient preserve or restore their sight through our advanced treatment options. To discuss your needs with one of our doctors, request an appointment online or call us at (913) 831-7400.

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