Pediatric Eye Surgery & Vision Care (Ophthalmology)

Lurie Children’s Division of Ophthalmology provides world-class treatment and care for a full range of pediatric eye disorders, eye trauma and vision problems. The division consists of ten board-certified ophthalmologists with fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, and three optometrists with interests in pediatric care and low vision. Last year, the division offered care and consultations to approximately 17,910 patients and performed 829 surgeries.

We also have two optical shops for children, optical centers that provide specialty frames for kids that are both durable and fashionable. Learn more about the optical shops.

Approach 

Our multidisciplinary approach to care leads us to work closely with physicians in a variety of other medical specialties since many childhood diseases and disorders often affect vision and the eye. The team collaborates with divisions across the medical center and works closely with longtime affiliates at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Division head Brenda L. Bohnsack, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bohnsack's clinical interests include include diagnosis and management of congenital eye diseases and childhood glaucoma.


Nationally-Ranked Care

Lurie Children’s continues to be the #1 children's hospital in Illinois and is ranked in 9 specialties by U.S. News & World Report.

Pediatric Ophthalmology Programs

We offer specialized treatment programs for children with certain eye conditions, including:

  • Cataracts
  • Chronic dry eye syndrome
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Childhood glaucoma

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Eye Exams & Visual Screenings

Since many eye problems occur at an early age, it is important that your child receives eye examinations and visual screening tests. Vision problems can lead to visual loss, developmental problems and learning disabilities. We provide various visual screenings and eye exams for children. 

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Our Pediatric Eye Specialists

In addition to dedicated in-house staff members, the division includes several part-time subspecialists offering expertise in areas such as preverbal vision testing (TAC), ultrasonography, ophthalmic photography and electroretinogram (ERG) testing. All team members actively engage in clinical research, teaching and the practice of general pediatric ophthalmology.

Our team includes the following specialists:

  • Pediatric ophthalmic plastics consultant
  • Pediatric corneal consultant
  • Pediatric retina consultant
  • Optometrist
  • Certified ophthalmic medical technologist
  • Certified orthoptists
  • Certified ophthalmic assistants

 

Brenda L. Bohnsack, MD, PhD

Division Head, Ophthalmology; Member, Lurie Children’s Surgical Foundation

Surendra Basti, MD

Surendra Basti, MD

Attending Physician, Ophthalmology

Sudhi P. Kurup, MD

Sudhi P. Kurup, MD

Attending Physician, Ophthalmology; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Anne M. Langguth, MD

Attending Physician, Ophthalmology

Janice Lasky Zeid, MD

Janice Lasky Zeid, MD

Attending Physician, Ophthalmology; Director, Fellowship Program; Medical Director, Ocular Tumors; Co-Director, Neurofibromatosis Program; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Kelly D. Laurenti, MD

Kelly D. Laurenti, MD

Attending Physician, Ophthalmology; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Bahram Rahmani, MD, MPH

Bahram Rahmani, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Ophthalmology; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Safa Rahmani, MD

Retina Specialist, Ophthalmology; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

David Ramirez, MD

Attending Physician, Ophthalmology

Jennifer L. Rossen, MD

Attending Physician, Ophthalmology; Clinical Practice Director; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Noreen Shaikh, OD

Optometrist, Ophthalmology

Magdalena Stec, OD

Magdalena Stec, OD, FAAO

Doctor of Optometry, Fellow of American Academy of Optometry, Ophthalmology; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Huizi Kelly Yin, OD, FAAO

Pediatric Optometrist, Ophthalmology

Hawke H. Yoon, MD

Attending Physician, Ophthalmology; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Deborah R. Fishman, MD

Member, Children's Community Physicians Association

Lawrence Kaufman, MD, PhD

Lawrence Kaufman, MD, PhD

Member, Children's Community Physicians Association

Paul A. Knepper, MD, PhD

Member, Children's Community Physicians Association

Lisa C Verderber, MD

Member, Children's Community Physicians Association

Zibute G. Zaparackas, MD

Member, Children's Community Physicians Association

Make an Appointment

We offer easy online scheduling for your child's ophthalmology needs. 

Our Locations

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

225 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60611
312.227.4000

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Lincoln Park

2515 N. Clark Street/467 W. Deming Place
Chicago, Illinois 60614-3393
1.800.543.7362

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Lake Forest

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Campus
900 N. Westmoreland, Suite 110 (Bays Medical Office Building, 1st Floor)*
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
312.227.1010

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in New Lenox

1870 N. Silver Cross Blvd. (formerly Clinton Street)
Suite 100
New Lenox, Illinois 60451
312.227.3620

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Northbrook

1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
312.227.7600

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Westchester

Surgical Treatment Center
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, Illinois 60154
312.227.7900

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Lurie Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center in Skokie

3722 W. Touhy Avenue
Skokie, Illinois 60076
312.227.5600

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Patient Request for Illinois State Eye Exam & Ocular Reports

Please complete the patient information portion of the requested form and be sure to sign the Consent of Parent or Guardian portion. After you have completed the patient information and signed the parent or guardian consent portion of the requested form, please fax to 312.227.9780

Be sure to include instructions on where you would like the form(s) sent after it has been completed by our Clinical Staff. For example; if you would like for us to fax it to your child’s school, please include the name of the school name, attention and the fax number.

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Ophthalmology News & Stories

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Philanthropy

Your support is vital in helping us continue to make a difference in the lives of patients and families. Lurie Children's relies on philanthropic funding to enhance its programs, services and research for children. To learn more, please e-mail the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation at foundation@luriechildrens.org or call 312.227.7500