The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science provides medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases. The department members' interests include cataract surgery with lens implantation, transplantation including corneal diseases plus refractive surgery, vitreo-retinal surgery, and medical diseases of the retina including special treatment of diabetic retinopathy and age-related retinal degenerations, eye plastic surgery, strabismus surgery, and neuro-opthalmology.
Refractive surgery is based on special imaging of the cornea obtained by the computer. The surgery is employed to correct irregularities in the cornea. In selected cases, we also use surgery to correct refractive errors, eliminating the need for glasses.
The Retinal Imaging and Laser Treatment Center uses a computer to analyze retinal diseases in preparation for laser treatment. The vitreo-retinal center also specializes in difficult diagnostic problems including hereditary defects of the retina.
Glaucoma diagnosis and treatment is based on special computer-generated visual field testing and optical nerve imaging. The treatment includes outpatient laser as well as surgical intervention.
Strabismus surgery is based on television analysis and orthoptic testing of ocular motility. Treatment is carried out, in special cases, with sutures that can be adjusted after surgery for perfect alignment. Chemical injection replaces surgery in selected cases.
Neuro-ophthalmology consultation is available, as is ocular plastic surgery for external and eyelid defects.
All eye care services are located on the University of Chicago medical campus:
Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue, Clinic 1B
Chicago, IL 60637