Richard Katz, M.D.

I have been practicing ophthalmology for over 30 years. My medical approach to medicine is simple. I tell my patients that I do not just treat diseases of the eye, but rather I treat people with diseases of the eye. My patients are well informed. They not only understand their condition, but are the most important link in the treatment of their eyes. My patients and I work as a team caring for their individual needs.

"I do not just treat diseases of the eye, but rather I treat people with diseases of the eye"

-Dr. Richard Katz

Dr. Richard Katz is one of five board certified ophthalmologists providing superior patient eye-care at The Midwest Center for Sight. Dr. Katz is a well-established general ophthalmologist practicing in the northwest suburbs for over 30 years.

Dr. Katz received his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School and his bachelors from Northwestern University. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia, Missouri.

Dr. Katz is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of the Chicago Ophthalmologic Society as well as a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Katz provides routine eye exams, preventive eye-care health, and treats all medical eye conditions.

Dr. Katz has a passion for traveling, he has been to all seven continents and well over one hundred countries. He is an accomplished photographer, documenting his many trips around the world.


Chicago Medical School 1964-1968
Degree M.D. (June 1968)

Northwestern University 1960-1964
Degree B.S. (June 1964)

Practice Experience

Private Practice - The Midwest Center for Sight, Des Plaines, Illinois
July 1974 - present

Attending Staff, Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Illinois
July 1974 - present

University of Missouri Medical Center, Columbia, Missouri
Residency in Ophthalmology 1971-1974

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Hospital,
Boston, Massachusetts (Harvard Medical School)

Ophthalmology Basic Science Course
(August 1971-December 1971)

U.S. Army Medical Officer

Internship - Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
June 1968 - June 1969


Fellow American Board of Ophthalmology 1977

Board Certified - American Board of Ophthalmology December 1976

Professional Memberships

Chicago Ophthalmological Society

Ophthalmologcial Associate - Research To Prevent Blindness

AAO Fellow - American Academy of Ophthalmology


Our Location
The Midwest Center for Sight

8901 West Golf Road • Suite 300
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Please park in the back of the building.
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