University Retina provides outstanding retinal care to patients in Chicago and the Chicagoland suburbs.

About University Retina

University Retina and Macula Associates, founded in 2005, is a retina practice specializing in diseases and surgery of the retina, vitreous, and macula.

Our History & Mission

University Retina was founded in 2005 in Oak Forest, Illinois. We are a comprehensive medical practice dedicated to providing outstanding retinal care for our patients. We have locations in Oak Forest, Bedford Park, and Lemont, Illinois.

Our Mission and Values

Our mission is simple. We constantly strive to provide our patients with the very best retinal care possible. Through our dedication to education, technology, charity, and compassionate care, we continuously strive to provide our patients with the highest level of care in the world.

Our Areas of Expertise

We specifically specialize in the treatment of:
  • age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • diabetic retinopathy
  • retinal detachment repair
  • retinal vein occlusions
  • epiretinal membranes (also known as macular pucker)
  • disorders of the retina, vitreous, and macula.

University Retina Physicians

All of our physicians are board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. We are on the faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago / Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, and we are also involved in teaching residents and fellows.

University Retina Locations

We examine and treat patients at three locations: Oak Forest, Bedford Park, and Lemont, Illinois. All of our offices are handicapped accessible and equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic tools.

Diagnostic Services

All of our offices are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to help diagnose and treat retinal diseases. Diagnostic Services that we provide on-site include:

  • spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT)
  • Fundus photography
  • Fluorescein angiography
  • Indocyanine angiography
  • Ultrasonography
  • Visual field testing
  • OCT Angiography

Treatments Offered to Patients at University Retina

University Retina offers the latest, state-of-the-art treatment options for retinal diseases, including:

  • intravitreal injection therapy
  • micropulse laser surgery
  • traditional laser surgery such as focal laser treatment and panretinal photocoagluation
  • photodynamic therapy - reduced-fluence and standard fluence PDT
  • cryotherapy
  • pneumatic retinopexy for retinal detachment repair
  • pneumatic maculopexy for vitreomacular traction
  • clinical trial enrollment