At Ingalls

Ingalls offers general ophthalmology care, including:

Cataract surgery is a procedure to remove the lens of your eye and, in most cases, replace it with an artificial lens. Cataract formation is the clouding of the normally clear lens of your eye. Cataract surgery is performed by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) on an outpatient basis, which means you don't have to stay in the hospital after the surgery. Cataract surgery is very common and is generally a safe procedure.

A cornea transplant is a surgical procedure to replace part of your cornea with corneal tissue from a deceased donor. Your cornea is the transparent, dome-shaped surface of your eye that accounts for a large part of your eye's focusing power. A cornea transplant can restore vision, reduce pain and improve the appearance of a damaged or diseased cornea. A cornea transplant, also called keratoplasty, is typically performed as an outpatient procedure. Cornea transplant is the most common transplant operation performed in the United States. About 40,000 cornea transplants are performed each year, according to the Eye Bank Association of America.

Thomas John, M.D., an ophthalmologist and corneal specialist at Ingalls, is the first doctor in Illinois to perform deep lamellar endothelial keratoplasty - a revolutionary new type of corneal transplant surgery. This new procedure has several advantages over traditional corneal transplant surgery, such as decreasing the risk of rejection of the donor cornea.

Oculoplastic surgeons at Ingalls perform procedures such as the repair of droopy eyelids (blepharoplasty), repair of tear duct obstructions, orbital fracture repairs, removal of tumors in and around the eyes, eyelid reconstruction and facial rejuvenation procedures including laser skin resurfacing, eye lifts, brow lifts and facelifts.

Our Team of Experts

David H. Orth, M.D., retinal specialist

Timothy P. Flood, M.D., retinal specialist

Kirk H. Packo, M.D., retinal specialist

Serge deBustros, M.D., retinal specialist

Joseph M. Civantos, M.D., retinal specialist

Jack A. Cohen, M.D., retinal specialist

Mathew W. MacCumber, M.D., retinal specialist

Pauline T. Merrill, M.D., retinal specialist

John S. Pollack, M.D., retinal specialist

David R. Chow, M.D., retinal specialist

To find a doctor call Ingalls Care Connection at 708.915.CARE(2273) or click here to search online.

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