Mark Dikopf, M.D.

I aim to provide optimal eyecare by making an individualized treatment plan based on a patient’s general health and lifestyle. I value getting to know my patients and educating them on their eye conditions. I also strive to treat patients with the utmost respect and care, as if they were a family member.

"Individualized treatment plan based on a patient’s general health and lifestyle"

- Dr. Mark Dikopf

Dr. Dikopf was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs and graduated with honors from the combined undergraduate and medical school program through the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, where he was selected as a chief resident in his final year of training. He developed a passion for glaucoma during residency and subsequently completed a postgraduate fellowship at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Dr. Dikopf has been active in ophthalmologic research during his career and has published many peer-reviewed articles, as well as presented research at national conferences. He is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Glaucoma Society, Chicago Ophthalmologic Society, Chicago Glaucoma Society, and Illinois Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.

In addition to providing glaucoma care, Dr. Dikopf also specializes in cataract surgery and provides routine eye exams, preventive eye-care health, and treats all medical eye conditions.


University of Illinois Guaranteed Professional Program Admission,

Combined 7 year undergraduate and medical school program

University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

B.A    August 2005- May 2008, Honors College

M.D.    August 2008- August 2012


Internal Medicine Preliminary Internship

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Chicago, IL

July 2013-June 2014

Ophthalmology Residency

University of Illinois at Chicago

Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary

Chicago, IL

July 2014-June 2017

Glaucoma Fellowship

University of Illinois at Chicago

Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary

Chicago, IL

July 2017-July 2018

Full Time Positions

The Midwest Center for Sight
Des Plaines, Illinois
August 2018-present

Clinical Instructor

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

University of Illinois at Chicago

September 2018-present

Clinical Instructor

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

January 2019-present

Selected Honors & Awards

Chief Resident in Ophthalmology (2016-2017)

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (2011)

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology Research Fellowship (2009)

Illinois General Assembly Legislative Scholarship (2009)

Phi Kappa Phi (2008)

Golden Key Honor Society (2007)

Phi Eta Sigma (2006)

Kerr Scholar (2005-2008)

Dean’s List (2005-2008)

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications (December, 2018)
Oh DJ, Chen JL, Vajaranant TS, Dikopf MS. Brimonidine tartrate for the treatment of glaucoma. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2018 Nov 8:1-8. doi: 10.1080/14656566.2018.1544241

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications (August, 2018)

Cyst Masquerading as Inadvertent Bleb After a Scleral-Fixated Intraocular Lens in Marfan Syndrome: A Case Report. Gosalia NR, Dikopf MS, Lim JI, Lin AY, Tu EY, Aref AA. Ophthalmol Ther. 2018 Aug 16. doi: 10.1007/s40123-018-0142-x

Systemic Disease and Long-term Intraocular Pressure Mean, Peak, and Variability in Nonglaucomatous Eyes. Dikopf MS, Vajaranant TS, Joslin CE. Am J Ophthalmol. 2018 Sep;193:184-196. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2018.06.021.

Late Complications of Single-Piece Intraocular Lens Implantation in the Ciliary Sulcus. Ali MH, Dikopf MS, Aref AA. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2018 Jul 1;136(7):825-826. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2017.6050

Assessment of Glaucomatous Damage After Boston Keratoprosthesis Implantation Based on Digital Planimetric Quantification of Visual Fields and Optic Nerve Head Imaging. Ali MH, Dikopf MS, Finder AG, Aref AA, Vajaranant T, de la Cruz J, Cortina MS. Cornea. 2018 May;37(5):602-608. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000001544.

Circumscribed Iris Elevation in a Middle-Aged Woman. Dikopf MS, Aref AA. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017 Sep 1;135(9):999-1000. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2017.0479.

Blepharospasm as a masquerade of glaucomatous visual field defects. Dikopf MS, Setabutr P, Vajaranant TS. Can J Ophthalmol. 2017 Jun;52(3):e99-e102. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjo.2016.11.023.

Topical treatment of glaucoma: established and emerging pharmacology. Dikopf MS, Vajaranant TS, Edward DP. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2017 Jun;18(9):885-898. doi: 10.1080/14656566.2017.1328498.

Diffuse Retinal Hemorrhages After Uncomplicated Glaucoma Drainage Implantation. Dikopf M, Ali M, Vajaranant T. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017 Mar 1;135(3):281-282. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2016.3823.

Bilateral Optic Nerve Head Changes in an Asymptomatic Preadolescent Girl. Dikopf M, Abbasian J, Bhat P. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Dec 1. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2016.2855.

Surgical outcomes of 25-gauge pars plana vitrectomy for diabetic tractional retinal detachment. Dikopf MS, Patel KH, Setlur VJ, Lim JI. Eye (Lond). 2015 Sep;29(9):1213-9. doi: 10.1038/eye.2015.126

Characteristics of primary and secondary hepatic malignancies associated with hepatopulmonary shunting. Gaba RC, Zivin SP, Dikopf MS, Parvinian A, Casadaban LC, Lu Y, Bui JT. Radiology. 2014 May;271(2):602-12. doi: 10.1148/radiol.14131969.

Cataract extraction outcomes and the prevalence of zonular insufficiency in retinitis pigmentosa. Dikopf MS, Chow CC, Mieler WF, Tu EY. Am J Ophthalmol. 2013 Jul;156(1):82-88.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2013.02.002.

Professional Membership Languages Spoken

American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Glaucoma Society

Illinois Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Chicago Ophthalmologic Society

Chicago Glaucoma Society

Languages Spoken

English - Fluent

Spanish - Conversational

Russian - Conversational

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The Midwest Center for Sight

8901 West Golf Road
Suite 300
Des Plaines, IL 60016

(847) 824-3127

Please park in the back of the building.

Monday: 8AM - 5PM
Tuesday: 8AM - 5PM
Wednesday: 8AM - 5PM
Thursday: 8AM - 5PM
Friday: 8AM - 5PM
Saturday: 8AM - 12PM
Sunday: Closed
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