Illinois Eye and Ear, Illinois

Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary

University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

The University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC), Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is dedicated to combating vision loss and blindness by providing the most advanced and compassionate patient care, conducting exemplary research and offering the best possible physician and resident education programs.

Department physicians deliver highly specialized patient care with compassion to those who are losing or have lost their vision. Researchers are identifying the underlying causes of blinding eye diseases—the first step in finding a cure—and are developing novel diagnostic tools, clinical interventions and applications of emerging technologies to treat eye diseases.

In 2008, the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary celebrated its 150th anniversary. The Chicago Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary was founded in May 1858, became the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in 1871 and joined the College of Physicians and Surgeons — the predecessor of today’s College of Medicine — in 1882. The Infirmary is the oldest constituent unit of the University of Illinois.

Contact Information:

University of Illinois at Chicago
Eye and Ear Infirmary
1855 W. Taylor Street, Room 3.164
Chicago, Illinois 60612

To make an appointment please call: (312) 996-5410
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Frequently Asked Questions for PROSE Patients.

Medical professionals: to refer a patient for PROSE treatment at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, please complete the referral form and fax it, with your last note, to the attention of the PROSE Clinic at 312-996-4255.

Dr Johns with Georgiann and Mark Fleck and their pet goat


"Mark had lost all hope by the time he arrived at our door. As a doctor, it is such a powerful moment to insert a device for the first time and immediately eliminate the pain that these survivors endure.”
- Dr. Lynette Johns
read Mark’s story

Ellen Shorter, OD