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  • Pauline Merrill, MD 100 Points

    Pauline Merrill, MD

    Illinois Retina Associates Sc
    25 E Washington St Ste 301
    Chicago, IL 60602
  • Zibute Zaparackas, MD 100 Points

    Zibute Zaparackas, MD

    Knepper & Zaparackas Ltd
    150 E Huron St Ste 1000
    Chicago, IL 60611
  • Caryn Kraff, MD 100 Points

    Caryn Kraff, MD

    Kraff Eye Institute; Kraft Eye Institute
    25 E Washington St Ste 606
    Chicago, IL 60602
  • Cheryl Kraff Cooper, MD 100 Points

    Cheryl Kraff Cooper, MD

    Kraff Eye Institute; Kraft Eye Institute
    25 E Washington St Ste 606
    Chicago, IL 60602
  • William Lissner, MD 100 Points

    William Lissner, MD

    Kraft Eye Institute
    3115 N Harlem Ave Ste 3
    Chicago, IL 60634
  • Michael Lipsich, MD 100 Points

    Michael Lipsich, MD

    Lakeshore Eye Physicians
    7200 N Western Ave
    Chicago, IL 60645
  • Howard Reinglass, MD 100 Points

    Howard Reinglass, MD

    Lakeshore Eye Physicians
    7200 N Western Ave
    Chicago, IL 60645
  • Faisal Haq, MD 100 Points

    Faisal Haq, MD

    Laser & Corneal Surgery Assoc
    115 E 57th St
    Chicago, IL 60637
  • Jerome Lee Jr, MD 100 Points

    Jerome Lee Jr, MD

    231 E 75th St Ste 1
    Chicago, IL 60619
  • Mark Buranosky, MD 100 Points

    Mark Buranosky, MD

    Lieberman Eye Assoc
    5600 W Addison St
    Chicago, IL 60634
  • David Hillman, MD 100 Points

    David Hillman, MD

    Lieberman Eye Assoc
    5600 W Addison St Ste 102
    Chicago, IL 60634
  • Barry Herst, MD 100 Points

    Barry Herst, MD

    Lincoln Park Laser Vision
    2800 N Sheridan Rd
    Chicago, IL 60657
  • Mei Zhou 100 Points

    Mei Zhou

    Mei Zhou, MD
    259 E Erie St
    Ste 1520
    Chicago, IL 60611
  • Marilyn Mets, MD 100 Points

    Marilyn Mets, MD

    2300 N Childrens Plz # 7, Div Of Ophthalmology
    Chicago, IL 60614
  • Burton Zeiger, MD 100 Points

    Burton Zeiger, MD

    Midwest Eye Ctr
    2315 E 93rd St
    Chicago, IL 60617
  • Mohammad Mirza, MD 100 Points

    Mohammad Mirza, MD

    6723 S Pulaski Rd
    Chicago, IL 60629
  • Marcellus Moore, MD 100 Points

    Marcellus Moore, MD

    8541 S State St
    Chicago, IL 60619
  • 100 Points

    MyEyeDr. - Closed

    1300 N Ashland Ave
    Suite 123B
    Chicago, IL 60622
  • 100 Points

    MyEyeDr. - Closed

    29 East Madison St
    Suite 808
    Chicago, IL 60602
  • 100 Points

    MyEyeDr. - Closed

    2316 North Clark St
    Chicago, IL 60614
  • Melvyn Gerstein, MD 100 Points

    Melvyn Gerstein, MD

    Northshore Eye Ctr
    3034 W Peterson Ave
    Chicago, IL 60659
  • Daniel Ebroon, MD 100 Points

    Daniel Ebroon, MD

    Northwestern Medical Faculty
    675 N Saint Clair St Ste 15-150
    Chicago, IL 60611
  • May Khadem, MD 100 Points

    May Khadem, MD

    Northwestern Medical Faculty
    675 N Saint Clair St Ste 15-150
    Chicago, IL 60611
  • Angelo Tanna, MD 100 Points

    Angelo Tanna, MD

    Northwestern Medical Faculty
    675 N Saint Clair St Ste 15-150
    Chicago, IL 60611
  • Tina Chen 100 Points

    Tina Chen

    Northwestern Medical Group
    259 E Erie St
    Lavin Family Pavilion, Ste 1520
    Chicago, IL 60611
  • Tina Chen 100 Points

    Tina Chen

    Northwestern Medical Group
    645 N Michigan Ave
    Ste 440
    Chicago, IL 60611
  • Ria Desai 100 Points

    Ria Desai

    Northwestern Medical Group
    259 E Erie St
    Ste 1520
    Chicago, IL 60611
  • Ilya Leskov 100 Points

    Ilya Leskov

    Northwestern Medical Group
    675 N Saint Clair St
    Galter Pavilion, Ste 15-150
    Chicago, IL 60611
  • Alexander Pleet 100 Points

    Alexander Pleet

    Northwestern Medical Group
    259 E Erie St
    Lavin Family Pavilion, Ste 1520
    Chicago, IL 60611
  • Alexander Pleet 100 Points

    Alexander Pleet

    Northwestern Medical Group
    645 N Michigan Ave
    Ste 440
    Chicago, IL 60611
  • Tara Schaab 100 Points

    Tara Schaab

    Northwestern Medical Group
    645 N Michigan Ave
    Ste 440
    Chicago, IL 60611
  • Jhansi Raju, MD 100 Points

    Jhansi Raju, MD

    Northwestern Univ Mem Hospital
    645 N Michigan Ave Ste 440
    Chicago, IL 60611
  • Lee Jampol, MD 100 Points

    Lee Jampol, MD

    Northwestern University
    645 N Michigan Ave Ste 440
    Chicago, IL 60611
  • Dimitrios Patrianakos, MD 100 Points

    Dimitrios Patrianakos, MD

    5540 W Montrose Ave
    Chicago, IL 60641
  • 100 Points

    Presence Saint Joseph Hospital

    2900 North Lakeshore Drive
    1st Floor Clinic
    Chicago, IL 60657
  • Jose Pulido, MD 100 Points

    Jose Pulido, MD

    1855 W Taylor St Rm 250
    Chicago, IL 60612
  • Padma Pulluru, MD 100 Points

    Padma Pulluru, MD

    1855 W Taylor St
    Chicago, IL 60612
  • Philip Rosen, MD 100 Points

    Philip Rosen, MD

    Ravenswood Health Care Ctr
    4920 N Central Ave
    Chicago, IL 60630
  • Kenneth Resnick, MD 100 Points

    Kenneth Resnick, MD

    Retina Associates Ltd
    2425 W 22nd St Ste 207
    Chicago, IL 60608
  • Scott Siegner, MD 100 Points

    Scott Siegner, MD

    Retina Associates Ltd
    2425 W 22nd St Ste 207
    Chicago, IL 60608
  • Frank La Franco, MD 100 Points

    Frank La Franco, MD

    Retina Services Ltd
    7447 W Talcott Ave Ste 206
    Chicago, IL 60631
  • Jeffrey Parnell, MD 100 Points

    Jeffrey Parnell, MD

    Retina Services Ltd
    7447 W Talcott Ave
    Chicago, IL 60631
  • James Green, MD 100 Points

    James Green, MD

    Retinal Vitreal Consultants
    2525 S Michigan Ave Fl 8, The Eye Ctr
    Chicago, IL 60616
  • Michael Shapiro, MD 100 Points

    Michael Shapiro, MD

    Rush Presbyterian/St Lukes
    1905 W Taylor St, Vic Eye Center
    Chicago, IL 60612
  • Steven Goldin, MD 100 Points

    Steven Goldin, MD

    Rush-Presbyterian-St Lukes Med
    1753 W Congress Pkwy
    Chicago, IL 60612
  • Nicholos Caro, MD 100 Points

    Nicholos Caro, MD

    St George Corrective Vision
    4145 W Peterson Ave Ste 200
    Chicago, IL 60646
  • M Szatkowski Pritikin, MD 100 Points

    M Szatkowski Pritikin, MD

    111 N Wabash Ave Ste 1810
    Chicago, IL 60602
  • Joan Whelchel, MD 100 Points

    Joan Whelchel, MD

    Taub Eye Center Sc
    104 S Michigan Ave Ste 410
    Chicago, IL 60603
  • Marilyn Treacy Miller, MD 100 Points

    Marilyn Treacy Miller, MD

    1855 W Taylor St, U Of I Eye Ear Infirmary
    Chicago, IL 60612
  • Joel Sugar, MD 100 Points

    Joel Sugar, MD

    Uic Eye Ctr
    1855 W Taylor St Ste 3164
    Chicago, IL 60612

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

Ophthalmologist

?
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