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Repsel earns distinction

Published: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 1:04 p.m. CDT

PERU — Certified ophthalmic assistant Crystal Repsel of Illinois Retina Institute recently earned the distinction of certified ophthalmic assistant by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel (JCAHPO) of Certified Ophthalmic Assistant. Achieving the JCAHPO credential demonstrates to patients with eye disease the health care professional possesses distinct and specialized knowledge, thereby promoting quality of care for ophthalmic patients.

Repsel has worked at Illinois Retina Institute for two years and has been in the field of ophthalmology for nearly 16 years. She works with patients experiencing retina related eye problems performing digital retinal testing and assisting Dr. Kamal Kishore and Dr. Anthony Ekong during patient care.

Illinois Retina Institute, a specialty eye practice dedicated to treating retina conditions such as macular degeneration, now has four certified ophthalmic assistants providing their patients highly trained, compassionate care.

Repsel lives in LaSalle with her husband, Mike, and two children.

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