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Kamran M. Riaz, MD

Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Director, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Kamran M. Riaz specializes in the treatment of cataract, corneal and external eye diseases. Dr. Riaz has advanced training in refractive surgery, including LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and refractive lens exchange to correct vision problems. Additionally, he has expertise in performing complex cataract surgery, corneal transplants (both partial and full corneal transplants) and ocular surface procedures for more severe eye disease.

Dr. Riaz is also an active researcher who is dedicated to investigating methods to improve treatment strategies for complex eye conditions. His work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including Ophthalmology, Cornea, and Journal of Refractive Surgery.

Practice Locations

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

Duchossois Center for Advanced Care
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

University of Chicago Ophthalmology
900 N. Michigan Ave., Ste 1425
Chicago, IL 60611

Year Started Practice


Board Certification


Medical School

University of Illinois, Chicago


St. Joseph Hospital, Chicago


Northwestern University, Chicago


University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery)


American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Chicago Ophthalmological society
Cornea Society

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-3937

Office Fax

(773) 702-0830

Office Postal Address

Kamran M. Riaz, MD
University of Chicago Medical Center
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2114
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

  • Refractive cataract surgery
  • Management of dry eye
  • Lid margin disease
  • Ocular surface disease
  • Endothelial keratoplasty
  • Corneal transplantation
  • Complex cataract surgery
  • Refractive surgery

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Selected Publications

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