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Taylor W. Starnes, Ophthalmologist, Ophthalmology

Taylor W. Starnes, MD, PhD


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Dr. Taylor Starnes practices in the Department of Ophthalmology at UI Health. Dr. Starnes’ primary areas of practice is cataract surgery. His goal is to collaborate with his patients on their surgical plan in order to optimize their vision after surgery. Dr. Starnes offers toric lenses to correct astigmatism, when needed, and he also offers multifocal lens implantation to help his patients see at all distances without glasses. Dr. Starnes is certified in the LensX laser, which enables him to perform laser-assisted cataract surgery. As a cornea specialist, he also treats patients with a wide variety of corneal problems, including dry eye, infections, keratoconus, and corneal swelling. He performs full-thickness and partial-thickness corneal transplantation procedures for patients with vision loss due to corneal disease.

Gender: Male
Preferred Pronouns: He/Him

Language : English

specialties & services

  • Eye Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Cornea and External Disease
  • Cataract Surgery


Specialty Care Building

1009 S. Wood St.
Chicago, IL 60612

55th & Pulaski Health Collaborative

5525 S. Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60629


  • Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Fellowship: University of Illinois Chicago
  • Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Internship: University of Chicago/NorthShore University Health System — Evanston, IL
  • Postgraduate: University of Wisconsin-Madison — Madison, WI
  • Medical School: University of Wisconsin-Madison — Madison, WI