Seenu M. Hariprasad, MD

Shui-Chin Lee Professor in Ophthalmology & Visual Science

Chief, Vitreoretinal Service

Director, Clinical Research

Director, Fellowship in the Diseases and Surgery of the Retina, Macula and Vitreous

Dr. Hariprasad’s clinical activities involve a medical and surgical practice that focuses on vitreoretinal care. He is an expert in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic eye diseases and intraocular infections (endophthalmitis).

Dr. Hariprasad has advanced training in vitreoretinal surgery and has been recognized for his innovations in sutureless microincisional vitrectomy techniques, which have reduced operative time and postoperative pain.

Dr. Hariprasad is actively involved in clinical research, having been principal investigator or sub-investigator in more than 40 national clinical trials evaluating new drugs, devices, surgical innovations, and drug delivery for a variety of conditions including age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular occlusion, endophthalmitis and diabetic retinopathy. His research efforts have resulted in more than 90 peer-reviewed publications, meeting abstracts and textbook chapters. His work has contributed to the understanding and use of new medications to combat a wide variety of vitreoretinal disorders.

In addition to serving on the editorial board for the American Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr. Hariprasad is also a Scientific Referee for seven major ophthalmology journals. Additionally, he serves on the editorial boards for Retinal Physician and Ocular Surgery News.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certification


Medical School

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia


Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals, Houston


Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston


Barnes Retina Institute, Washington University, St. Louis


American Academy of Ophthalmology
American College of Physicians
American Medical Association
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
American Society of Retina Specialists
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Chicago Ophthalmological Society
European Society of Retina Specialists
Macula Society
The Retina Society
The CONNECT Network

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 795-1326

Office Fax

(773) 834-3782

Office Postal Address

Seenu Hariprasad, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2114
Chicago, IL 60637

Physician Photo

Clinical Interests

  • Ophthalmology
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Diabetic eye diseases
  • Epiretinal membrane
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Vitreous hemorrhage
  • Retinal detachment

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Learn More About Dr. Hariprasad

Read how Dr. Hariprasad helped Heinz Richardson's vision improve after suffering from an eye stroke while on a charity bike race across the country. features surgical videos performed and narrated by Dr. Hariprasad and other ophthalmologists. The videos are intended to better educate medical professionals, ophthalmologists and members of the eye care field.

Read more about Dr. Hariprasad's role in the Department of Surgery.

Learn more about Dr. Hariprasad's commitment to training fellows as part of the University of Chicago's Retina Service.

Selected Publications

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