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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

Seenu M. Hariprasad, MD, has been named the department's first Shui-Chin Lee Professor in Ophthalmology and Visual Science and is an active leader in the department. Dr. Hariprasad is an internationally recognized expert in the diseases and surgery of the retina, vitreous, and macula.

Since joining the University of Chicago Medicine in 2005, Dr. Hariprasad has gained a reputation as a leading specialist in various vitreoretinal disorders, including AMD, diabetic eye disease, intraocular infection and RVO. He has been recognized for bringing more effective and efficient sutureless microincisional vitrectomy techniques to the medical center.

Dr. Hariprasad's clinical research has contributed to the understanding and use of new medications to combat a wide variety of vitreoretinal disorders. He has served as principal or sub-investigator in more than 45 national and international clinical trials evaluating various medications, sustained drug-delivery devices and surgical innovations to treat a variety of diseases, such as AMD, diabetic retinopathy and RVO.

His work has led to nearly 200 peer-reviewed publications, meeting abstracts and textbook chapters. He has presented more than 150 individual lectures in cities around the world. Dr. Hariprasad's recently published textbook, Management of Retinal Vein Occlusion: Current Concepts, is one of only a small number of textbooks dedicated to this disease.

He has also been awarded numerous honors, including an AAO Achievement Award and an ASRS Honor Achievement Award, and has been named a top doctor in publications such as US News & World Report and Chicago Magazine.

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

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Clinical Interests

  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Diabetic eye diseases
  • Retinal vein occlusions
  • 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.

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.