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. R.V. Paul Chan is the head of the Department of Ophthalmology and director of the Pediatric Retina and Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) Service at UI Health. His clinical practice focuses on vitreoretinal surgery and he is internationally renowned for his expertise in caring for children with ROP. His primary research interests focus on utilizing new technology and imaging techniques to better evaluate and manage children with retinal disease. Dr. Chan is the John H. Panton, MD Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.