The Northwestern Medicine glaucoma service is comprised of three full-time faculty members, five contributed service faculty members who are fellowship-trained in glaucoma and a glaucoma fellow. The faculty members are academically active and recognized national and international leaders who contribute to the advancement of research and education in the field of glaucoma.
Each of our physicians is dedicated to providing the highest level of quality and compassionate care to each of our patients. Faculty members have expertise in the management of complex glaucoma problems, including pediatric and developmental glaucoma.
We are located on the 15th floor of the Lavin Pavilion and have state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic equipment. The service has the capability of performing ultrasound biomicroscopy and spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) on three platforms, including Heidelberg Spectralis, Zeiss Cirrus and Optovue as well as OCT angiography on two platforms.
Northwestern Medicine faculty members are highly experienced with conventional glaucoma surgery, such as trabeculectomy and tube shunt surgery as well as novel micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). Northwestern Medicine offers trabecular micro-bypass stent surgery, microcatheter gonioscopy-assisted transluminal trabeculotomy, goniotomy with the Kahook Dual Blade and Micropulse laser cyclophotocoagulation.
Our faculty members are dedicated to the mission of teaching at all levels. We train medical students, residents and glaucoma fellows. We provide education to practicing ophthalmologists and other glaucoma specialists through our continuing medical education programs such as our biannual ophthalmic imaging course. Learn more about our glaucoma fellowship.
Faculty members conduct research in the areas of retinal and optic disc imaging, electrophysiology, glaucoma medical therapy and glaucoma surgery.