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Dimitra Skondra, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Director, J. Terry Ernest Ocular Imaging Center

Dr. Dimitra Skondra is a highly respected, board-certified retina specialist, with a particular focus on the medical and surgical treatment of vitreoretinal diseases. She in an expert in delivering care for diabetic eye disease, retinal detachment, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusions, eye trauma, proliferative vitreoretinopathy and intraocular infections, with advanced training and expertise in surgical repair of complex diabetic retinal detachments.

In addition to her clinical expertise, Dr. Skondra is an active researcher. As a physician-scientist, she is dedicated to investigating methods to improve treatment strategies for retinal conditions. Dr. Skondra is currently engaged in clinical and translational research in diabetes and other retinal diseases. Her research in retinal imaging aims to provide a better understanding of the pathogenesis, early detection and identification of prognostic information for to enable more targeted intervention and treatment. Dr. Skondra has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, presented her work in multiple national and international meetings, and serves as scientific reviewer for ophthalmology journals.

Throughout her career, Dr. Skondra has received several prestigious awards, including the Retina Society Raymond Margherio Award, Harvard /Alcon Clinical Scholar Award, AUPO Research Award, ARVO/Alcon Early Career Clinician Scientist Award, Joslin-Tonseth Research Fellowship Award and the Knights Templar Award.

Practice Location

University of Chicago Medical Center
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Board Certification


Medical School

University of Crete Medical School, Crete, Greece

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA


Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston, IL


Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, NY


Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA


Vitreous Buckle Society
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

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Office Postal Address

Dimitra Skondra, MD, PhD
University of Chicago Medical Center
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2114
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

  • Advanced retinal imaging
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Vitreous hemorrhage
  • Retinal vein occlusion
  • Retinal detachment
  • Eye trauma
  • Epiretinal membrane
  • Macular hole
  • Proliferative vitreoretinopathy
  • Endophthalmitis

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Skondra's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.