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Ali Djalilian, Ophthalmology

Ali Djalilian, MD


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Dr. Ali Djalilian is a board-certified ophthalmologist at UI Health. Dr. Djalilian specializes in cornea, particularly ocular surface diseases and immunologic diseases of the cornea and anterior segment. He is a leading expert on ocular surface reconstruction and has developed innovations in the surgical techniques for limbal stem cell transplantation. He regularly performs all types of corneal transplantation and cataract surgery with intraocular lens implant. Dr. Djalilian can speak English and Persian fluently.

Language : English, Persian

Specialties & Services

  • Cornea and Refractive Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Aniridia
  • Cornea
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Keratoconus
  • Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency
  • Ocular Surface


Eye and Ear Infirmary (EEI)

1855 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60612


  • Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Fellowship: National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health — Ocular Immunology and Uveitis
  • Fellowship: University of Cincinnati — Cincinnati Eye Institute
  • Fellowship: University of Minnesota Medical School — Cornea Research
  • Internship: Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis
  • Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Residency: University of Minnesota Medical School