Spero Kinnas, M.D., F.A.C.S is a board-certified eye surgeon and fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
He completed his internship in Memphis and obtained his ophthalmology training at the Bethesda Eye Ιnstitute of Saint Louis University serving as chief resident in his senior year. He later became clinical Associate professor at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary and was an attending ophthalmic surgeon at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago Illinois.
Dr Kinnas is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and member of the AAOs Refractive Surgery Interest Group. Among the many services offered, Dr Kinnas performs laser cataract surgeries, retinal angiography, intraocular injections for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and blood ophthalmic vessel conditions.
Dr Kinnas has been invited to lecture (nationally and internationally) about many ophthalmology topics including Grave’s (Thyroid) Ophthalmopathy, Ischemic Optic Neuropathy, Diabetic Retinopathy and Albinism, Visual Assessment of the Preverbal Child, Surgical Correction of Esotropia, Predictability of Intraocular Lens Implantation, Ophthalmic Presentation of Temporal Arteritis, Diabetic Retinopathy and Blindness, Prevention of Blindness from Diabetes, Management of Dysthyroid Eye Disease and Diagnosis and Treatment of Anterior Segment Inflammation. His contributions to the literature include topics on the threat to vision loss from neodynium-YAG ophthalmic lasers, Graves (Thyroid) eye disease, diabetic retinopathy, pediatric cataracts as well as ophthalmic manifestations in Down’s Syndrome patients.
Dr Kinnas has also been on intermediate term outreaches (three months as an Ophthalmic Surgery Instructor at the Hospital Santo Toribio De Mogrovejo in Lima Peru) and short term medical missions (two weeks in Kenya).
The AAO has recognized Dr Kinnas’ commitment to the Academy’s objectives awarding him twice with the prestigious LEO (Lifelong Education for the Ophthalmologist Continuing Education) Recognition Award.
Dr Kinnas has been married to his wife Stacy for over 25 years and has three children. He is an avid amateur historian, ancient coin collector and authored many articles about ancient Byzantine coins.