The Department of Ophthalmology at UI Health has a historic legacy of unparalleled clinical care, outstanding education, and innovative research. For more than 150 years, we have been leaders in providing the most advanced care to patients with serious and complicated eye conditions. Home of the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, we are the No. 1 referral destination for ophthalmologists in the region. Our nationally recognized subspecialty services and ophthalmologists are committed to treating and curing eye diseases, and we focus on training and developing the best and brightest students to be the next generation of eyecare leaders.
Creating Possibilities That Restore Vision
UI Health is one of the few centers in the United States to offer the Argus II retinal prosthesis to help restore vision in patients with retinitis pigmentosa. Learn more.
Our Ophthalmology Specialists
Meet the Department Head
Dr. Mark I. Rosenblatt is the head of the Department of Ophthalmology at UI Health. A corneal surgeon, Dr. Rosenblatt's clinical practice focuses on laser vision correction surgery and the treatment of cataracts and corneal disease. He is a highly accomplished physician-scientist with a National Institutes of Health-sponsored research program exploring mechanisms to regenerate corneal nerves following corneal injury. His primary focus is innovation and the translation of basic discoveries in the laboratory into relevant therapies for patients. He is the Illinois Lions/Charles I Young Endowed Chair in Ocular Research at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.