Clinical Programs

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Clinical Programs

Comprehensive eye care: Screening and treatment for common eye diseases including cataracts and glaucoma as well as glasses and contact lens prescriptions.

Contact Lens Service: Specialization in contact lenses including complex fits for patients with keratoconus and corneal transplant patients.

Cornea, cataract and external diseases: Medical and surgical evaluation and management for corneal and external eye diseases, including corneal infections, cataract surgery, corneal cross-linking, corneal transplantation, and laser vision correction procedures.

Glaucoma: Comprehensive consultation and long-term care for glaucoma, including medical, laser and surgical treatment. Computerized optic disc nerve fiber layer and visual field analysis is available using state-of-the art diagnostics.

Neuro-ophthalmology: Evaluation of patients with vision disturbances caused by optic nerve disorders, visual changes caused by strokes, brain tumors, thyroid eye disease or orbital tumors, patients with visual field defects, involuntary eye spasms, pupillary abnormalities or double vision.

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Program: Full range of eye care for children including screening exams, evaluation of strabismus (lazy eye), retinoblastoma, and other eye tumors; and complex care and surgery.

Oculoplastic surgery: Evaluation of the eyelids and structures around the eyes, reconstructive surgery for treatment of injuries and congenital defects; and cosmetic surgery to address aging changes affecting the eyelids and face.

Retina: Evaluation of patients with disorders such as diabetic eye disease, age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachment, inherited retinal diseases, intraocular tumors and severe eye trauma. The latest in laser treatments, medical therapies and microsurgery of the vitreous and retina are available.

Uveitis: Treatment of patients with ocular inflammation including iritis, iridocyclitis, pars planitis, retinitis, choroiditis, ocular sarcoidosis and scleritis.

Toxoplasmosis: This is the most common parasitic infection in the world, infecting 2 to 3 billion people in the world. It remains in the brain of all infected persons. The parasite is the cause of the most common infection of the back of the eye-retina in the United States. Toxoplasmosis can cause vision loss, hearing loss and brain damage in congenitally infected individuals. It also causes morbidity and mortality in individuals immunocompromised by organ transplantation, malignancy or vasculitis and their therapies or AIDS. The University of Chicago toxoplasmosis group, a leader in investigative research, sees and examines toxoplasmosis patients.