University Retina

Board-Certified Ophthalmologists & Retina Specialists located in Chicagoland, IL

University Retina

Specializing in the Diagnosis and Management of Conditions of the Retina, Vitreous, and Macula

University Retina Physicians are fellowship-trained retinal specialists and ophthalmologists that provide expert care in the diagnosis and management of diseases of the macula, retina, and vitreous including:

  • Macular Degeneration

    We specialize in expert management of macular degeneration, and offer multiple treatment options including intravitreal injection therapy with EYLEA, LUCENTIS, AVASTIN, reduced-fluence photodynamic therapy, and multiple clinical trials for AMD.


    Retinal Vascular Occlusions

    University Retina Physicians offer patients advanced treatment options for central retinal vein occlusions, branch retinal vein occlusions (CRVO), central retinal artery occlusions (CRAO), and branch retinal artery occlusions (BRAO).


    Retinal Detachment Repair

    University Retina physicians are trained in managing retinal detachment repair with in-office procedures (such as pneumatic retinopexy) as well as with surgery (pars plana vitrectomy / scleral buckle placement). We offer emergency services for those patients requiring urgent surgery.


    Diabetic Eye Exam

    Our Physicians offer the latest treatments for our patients including intravitreal injection therapy, laser treatment (both conventional argon and micropulse laser), and vitreoretinal surgery.


    Epiretinal Membranes / Macular Pucker Repair

    All of our offices are equipped with state-of-the-art medical diagnostic imaging devices which help identify the exact pathology causing visual loss.


    Macular Hole Repair

    Our physicians utilize the latest surgical techniques to repair macular holes, including holes that have not closed with prior surgery.



University Retina Vitreoretinal Fellowship

The University Retina / UIC Vitreoretinal Fellowship is a highly competitive, combined 2 year vitreoretinal fellowship sponsored by University Retina and the University of Illinois At Chicago.


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University Retina Physicians Have Co-Authored Medical Books and Have Published Extensively In Leading Medical Journals

In addition to being excellent clinicians, our world-class physicians have also published original research in the the world's best medical journals and have authored some of the bestselling books in ophthalmology. Here are a few samples of our work:


Patient Portal

We are pleased to provide patients with secure, 24/7 access to their health records through the Women's Healthcare Associaties of Redding Patient Portal. Patients can safely and easily:

  • Update insurance/demographic information
  • View summary of chart notes
  • Refill requests
  • Answering questions about surgery
  • Access relevant health education materials

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Same-Day Appointments & On-Call Care

University Retina provides same-day appointments, evening, and weekend care for emergencies.

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Specializing in Diagnosis & Management of Conditions of the Retina, Vitreous, and Macula.

Specializing in Diagnosis & Management of Conditions of the Retina, Vitreous, and Macula.

University Retina is a full-service practice that specializes in helping patients heal eyesight-robbing diseases of the retina, vitreous, and macula. Led by a team of board-certified ophthalmologists and retina specialists, the practice has locations in Oak Forest, Bedford Park, Lemont, and Downers Grove, Illinois.

With a dedication to education, technology, charity, and compassionate care, the University Retina team strives to provide patients with the highest level of retinal care in the world. The physicians diagnose and treat retinal-related conditions, including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment repair, and other disorders of the retina, vitreous, and macula.

All University Retina offices are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, and each patient’s treatment plan includes the most current and effective therapies or services available.

The team at University Retina looks forward to helping you resolve your symptoms, regain your eye health, and live the healthiest life possible.

Are Macular Holes Preventable?

Is your central vision blurry or distorted? Do wavy lines look bent? You may have a macular hole. Find out what you can do to preserve your vision if you’re diagnosed with this condition.

What Causes the Retina to Suddenly Detach?

Are you suddenly seeing flashes and floaters? You may have a detached retina, which is a serious eye condition. Learn about the signs and causes of retinal detachment and why you should see your eye doctor right away.

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