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  • Marianne Feitl, MD

    University-Chicago Ophthlmlgy
    5841 S Maryland Ave, Mail Code 2114
    Chicago, IL 60637
  • Anthony Finder, MD

    111 N Wabash Ave
    Chicago, IL 60602
  • Robert Fitzgerald, MD

    Dougal Mc Clellan & Sullivan
    1855 W Taylor St, Uic Eye Center
    Chicago, IL 60612
  • Timothy Flood, MD

    Illinois Retina Associates Sc
    25 E Washington St Ste 301, Illinois Retina Assoc
    Chicago, IL 60602
  • John Fournier, MD

    5201 N Harlem Ave
    Chicago, IL 60656
  • Marcel Frenkel, MD

    University-Chicago Ophthlmlgy
    55 E Washington St Ste 605
    Chicago, IL 60602
  • Joseph Frydman, MD

    5214 N Western Ave
    Chicago, IL 60625
  • Melvyn Gerstein, MD

    Northshore Eye Ctr
    3034 W Peterson Ave
    Chicago, IL 60659
  • Kenneth Goins, MD

    University-Chicago Ophthlmlgy
    5758 S Maryland Ave Ste 1B
    Chicago, IL 60637
  • Bruce Golden, MD

    Vision Surgeons & Consultants
    1625 W Edgewater Ave
    Chicago, IL 60660
  • Steven Goldin, MD

    Rush-Presbyterian-St Lukes Med
    1753 W Congress Pkwy
    Chicago, IL 60612
  • Debra Goldstein, MD

    University Of Illinois Eye Ctr
    1905 W Taylor St, Univ Il
    Chicago, IL 60612
  • Matthew Goren, MD

    Goren Eye Assoc
    180 N Stetson Ave Ste 3175
    Chicago, IL 60601
  • Robert Graham, MD

    711 W North Ave, Ste 206
    Chicago, IL 60610
  • James Green, MD

    Retinal Vitreal Consultants
    2525 S Michigan Ave Fl 8, The Eye Ctr
    Chicago, IL 60616
  • Aaron Grossman, MD

    Eye Surgeons SC
    6801 N California Ave
    Chicago, IL 60645
  • Ernest Gutmann, MD

    5015 N Paulina St Ste 204
    Chicago, IL 60640
  • Faisal Haq, MD

    Laser & Corneal Surgery Assoc
    115 E 57th St
    Chicago, IL 60637
  • Barry Herst, MD

    Lincoln Park Laser Vision
    2800 N Sheridan Rd
    Chicago, IL 60657
  • David Hillman, MD

    Lieberman Eye Assoc
    5600 W Addison St Ste 102
    Chicago, IL 60634
  • Mary Hoffman, MD

    Dermatology Patient Serves
    1725 W Harrison St Ste 254
    Chicago, IL 60612
  • Alexandra Ilkiw, MD

    7447 W Talcott Ave
    Chicago, IL 60631
  • Lee Jampol, MD

    Northwestern University
    645 N Michigan Ave Ste 440
    Chicago, IL 60611
  • Donna Johnson, MD

    Pearle Vision Ctr
    7257 S Jeffery Blvd
    Chicago, IL 60649
  • Lawrence Kaufman, MD

    2456 N Western Ave
    Chicago, IL 60647
  • May Khadem, MD

    Northwestern Medical Faculty
    675 N Saint Clair St Ste 15-150
    Chicago, IL 60611
  • Paul Knepper Jr, MD

    Knepper & Zaparackas Ltd
    150 E Huron St Ste 1000
    Chicago, IL 60611
  • Arthur Kohn, MD

    Eye Surgeons SC
    6801 N California Ave
    Chicago, IL 60645
  • Caryn Kraff, MD

    Kraff Eye Institute; Kraft Eye Institute
    25 E Washington St Ste 606
    Chicago, IL 60602
  • Cheryl Kraff Cooper, MD

    Kraff Eye Institute; Kraft Eye Institute
    25 E Washington St Ste 606
    Chicago, IL 60602
  • Theodore Krupin, MD

    University Eye Specialists
    676 N Saint Clair St Ste 320
    Chicago, IL 60611
  • Susan Ksiazek, MD

    5841 S Maryland Ave, Dept Of Opathalmology
    Chicago, IL 60637
  • Frank La Franco, MD

    Retina Services Ltd
    7447 W Talcott Ave Ste 206
    Chicago, IL 60631
  • Jerome Lee Jr, MD

    231 E 75th St Ste 1
    Chicago, IL 60619
  • Robert Levine, MD

    111 N Wabash Ave Ste 1007
    Chicago, IL 60602
  • Howard Lieberman, MD

    Lieberman Eye Associates
    5600 W Addison St Ste 102
    Chicago, IL 60634
  • Michael Lipsich, MD

    Lakeshore Eye Physicians
    7200 N Western Ave
    Chicago, IL 60645
  • William Lissner, MD

    Kraft Eye Institute
    3115 N Harlem Ave Ste 3
    Chicago, IL 60634
  • Howard Liu, MD

    Hammond Clinic
    1855 W Taylor St # 250, Uic Eye Center M/C 648
    Chicago, IL 60612
  • Alice Lyon, MD

    Northwestern Medical Faculty
    645 N Michigan Ave Fl 4, Dept Of Ophthalmology
    Chicago, IL 60611
  • Mathew Mac Cumber, MD

    Illinois Retina Associates Sc
    2800 N Sheridan Rd Ste 200
    Chicago, IL 60657
  • Francisco Marruenda, MD

    Eye Surgical Suites
    836 W Wellington Ave Fl 5
    Chicago, IL 60657
  • Carol Menner, MD

    Chicago Retina
    1182 N Milwaukee Ave
    Chicago, IL 60622
  • Pauline Merrill, MD

    Illinois Retina Associates Sc
    25 E Washington St Ste 301
    Chicago, IL 60602
  • Marilyn Mets, MD

    2300 N Childrens Plz # 7, Div Of Ophthalmology
    Chicago, IL 60614
  • Mohammad Mirza, MD

    6723 S Pulaski Rd
    Chicago, IL 60629
  • Thomas Mizen, MD

    6187 S Archer Ave Ste 101
    Chicago, IL 60638
  • Marcellus Moore, MD

    8541 S State St
    Chicago, IL 60619
  • Chitra Nadimpalli, MD

    Wicker Park Eye Ctr Ltd
    2222 W Division St Ste 135
    Chicago, IL 60622
  • David Palmer, MD

    111 N Wabash Ave Ste 1609
    Chicago, IL 60602

Ophthalmologist Info

Ophthalmologist Summary:
Ophthalmologists are eye doctors who specialize in diagnosing, preventing, and treating diseases and injuries of the eyes. Ophthalmologists are medical doctors or doctors of osteopathy who have chosen the field of vision and the eyes for helping patients. These doctors deal with all issues regarding the anatomy, physiology, function, and diseases that affect the eyes. In addition, ophthalmologists can perform routine eye examinations, dispense advice to patients, and write prescriptions for glasses or contact lenses. Ophthalmologists are also able to prescribe eye drops or drugs to help treat eye infections and diseases.

Ophthalmologists can be considered specialists in both medicine and surgery, as they perform a variety of surgical and nonsurgical interventions to help those who suffer with eye problems.

Ophthalmologist Education and Training:

An ophthalmologist must first obtain a 4 year bachelor's degree, then complete 4 years of medical school in an ophthalmologist program, a 1 year internship, and at least 3 years of residency in the field. Those wishing to pursue a sub-specialty must complete an additional 1 to 2 years of training. After all education has been completed, an Ophthalmology Certification Exam must be passed in order to become a certified ophthalmologist.

Ophthalmologist Conditions Treated:

A few of the concerns and eye disorders that Ophthalmologists deal with include:

Ophthalmologist Sub-specialties:

While ophthalmology is a specialty within the medical field, there are many sub-specialties with ophthalmology. These sub-specialties may focus on certain parts of the eye, certain conditions, specific procedures, or specific populations. Some sub-specialties may include Cornea and External Disease, Glaucoma, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Ocular Oncology, Ophthalmic Pathology, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery, or one of many others.

Ophthalmologist Procedures and Treatments:

Just a few of the interventions used by Ophthalmologists include:

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract surgery
  • Corrective surgery
  • Eye exams
  • Eye ultrasound
  • Eylea injections
  • Fluorescein angiography
  • Fundus photography
  • Laser surgery
  • LASIK eye surgery
  • Lucentis injections
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Prescribe corrective eyewear
  • Refractive surgery
  • Scleral buckle
  • Vision exams
  • Vitrectomy

Ophthalmologist Associations:

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Board of Ophthalmology are just two of the associations that Ophthalmologist may be linked with. There are many other associations, including those specific to each state and those devoted to sub-specialties within the field.

Ophthalmologist FAQs:
What is an


An Ophthalmologist is a physician who performs eye surgery, as well as provides vision care by diagnosing and treating the eye.

Why might I see an Ophthalmologist?
You should see an Ophthalmologist if you experience a change in vision, such as eye pain or redness. You should also see an Ophthalmologist if you experience blurred vision, double vision or eyestrain.

What are some areas that an ophthalmologist can specialize in?
Some of the specialized areas are glaucoma, plastic surgery, cornea diseases, retinal diseases and pediatrics.

What is the difference between an ophthalmologist, optometrist and optician?
These titles are often used interchangeably, but they are quite different and involve different qualifications and practice criteria. An optician mainly works with corrective eye wear and cannot diagnose or treat any condition. An optometrist is a doctor of optometry. While an optometrist may diagnose eye and vision problems, treatment is limited to prescription of corrective eye wear and medications for certain diseases that affect the eye. An optometrist is not a medical doctor. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy with a specialization in care of the eyes and vision. An ophthalmologist can perform all of the duties of the other eye professionals, as well as diagnosing and treating conditions and performing surgical interventions when necessary. The ophthalmologist has the most complete training and qualifications for all aspects of eye and vision health.

What is a holistic ophthalmologist?
This is an ophthalmologist who takes a more natural approach to treating eye diseases and injuries. He or she recommends dietary supplements to maintain eye health as well as alternative medicines and procedures such as acupuncture.

How many ophthalmologists are there in the United States?
The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) states that there are 25,152 ophthalmologists in the United States as of March 6, 2014.

Ophthalmologist Related Terms:
eyes, retina, cornea, glasses, contact lenses laser eye surgery, glaucoma, ocular surgery, near sighted, far sighted, astigmatism, blindness, pink eye, discharge, cataracts, tumors, eye examinations, ophthalmology, vision