The Department of Ophthalmology continually seeks new and better methods for preventing, treating and understanding the causes of vision disorders. With compassion and sensitivity to patients' needs, our active faculty provide the best medical and surgical eye care available.
Our faculty are practicing physicians who are leaders in the development of refractive surgery, surgical instrumentation and modern retinal surgery techniques. Because we are based at a top-tier academic medical center, we treat high volumes of patients with diverse clinical histories and socioeconomic backgrounds. This gives our students, residents and fellows ample learning opportunities.
The Joseph and Helen Regenstein Eye Center at Rush is a state-of-the-art training facility. Dedicated rooms provide the latest treatment equipment, including a three-color thermal laser, laser indirect ophthalmoscope, YAG laser, selective laser trabeculoplasty and photodynamic therapy laser. The center also houses a one-of-a-kind surgical simulator, allowing both cataract surgery and retinal surgery in a virtual reality world. Residents, fellows and medical students can practice a variety of ophthalmic procedures without fear of harming the "virtual patient."
Many of our faculty are also involved in important research aimed at improving ophthalmologic care.