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      James Katz, MD

      James Katz, MD

      James Katz, MD


      "My philosophy is to treat the patient as well as their eyes. I like to understand the patient's lifestyle as well as their medical conditions, so when presenting management of their eye care, I take into consideration not only what is best medically for them but also how they manage it into their lifestyle."

      "I like to understand the patient's lifestyle"

      - Dr. James Katz

      Dr. James Katz is one of the board-certified ophthalmologists providing superior patient care at the Midwest Center for Sight. Dr. Katz is a cornea, cataract and laser eye surgery specialist who performs a range of refractive surgical procedures, including advanced LASIK, corneal transplants, DSEK, Intacs, and cataract surgery. In fact, he is a highly accomplished cataracts specialist who offers a full range of intraocular lens implants, including AcrySof ReSTOR, Toric, Visiogen Synchrony and Crystalens.

      Dr. Katz is a graduate of the University of Illinois Chicago, College of Medicine. He completed his internship at Illinois Masonic Medical Center with his residency at the University of Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary. He completed a prestigious fellowship at Casebeer International Eye Center and the University of Utah Moran Eye Center.

      Dr. Katz is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology; the American Academy of Cataract and Refractive Surgery; the International Society of Refractive Surgery; the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons; the Illinois Association of Ophthalmology and the Chicago Ophthalmologic Society.

      Dr. Katz's medical expertise is well-known outside of the Chicago area. Throughout his medical career, he has been regularly published in national and international ophthalmologic journals and is invited to speak at medical conferences all over the United States and the world, including countries in Europe, Asia and South America. He helped build clinics and teach new procedures in Vietnam.

      In addition to refractive surgical procedures, Dr. Katz also provides routine eye exams, preventive eye-care health, conducts studies and treats all medical eye conditions.

      Post Graduate Training

      Fellowship: University of Utah Moran Eye Center
      Cornea, External Disease and Anterior Segment Surgery
      Salt Lake City, Utah 1996

      Casebeer International Eye Center
      Refractive Surgery
      Scottsdale, Arizona 1995

      Residency: University of Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary
      Chicago, Illinois

      Internship: Illinois Masonic Medical Center
      Transitional Medicine
      Chicago, Illinois



      Medical School:
      University of Illinois College of Medicine
      Chicago, Illinois
      M.D. 1987-91

      University of Wisconsin
      Madison, Wisconsin
      B.A. 1983-87

      Positions Held

      The Midwest Center for Sight
      Des Plaines, Illinois

      Honors & Awards

      American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award 2013
      University of Illinois Medical School Honors: Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics-Gynecology, Pediatrics 1989-90
      James Scholar in Independent Study 1988-91
      Highest Distinctions in Academic Achievement, U. of Wisconsin 1987
      Historical Studies Scholarship 1987
      Golden Key National Honor Society 1987
      University of Wisconsin Outstanding Ski Patroller 1985-86, 1986-87

      Board Certification

      Fellow, American Board of Ophthalmology, 1997
      Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1992

      Professional Certifications

      AMO Verisyse Phakic Lens, April 2005
      Alcon ReStor Multifocal Lens, April 2005
      Staar Visian Phakic Lens, July 2004
      Sunrise LTK, September 2000
      Keravision Intacs, August 2000
      VISX Excimer Laser, February 1996
      Summit Excimer Laser, December 1995

      Research and Publications

      Katz J: Studay of the Safety and Effectiveness of Photochemically Induced Collagen Cross-linking at an Irradiance of 18 mW/cm2 as constant beam or pulsed treatment in eyes with unstable corneas due to Keratoconus or Ectasia or Post-Incisional Refractive Surgery (CXL Continuous v. Pulsed). 2014-present. R & D, assisted in instrument prototype design of Wobble Phaco Tip, ASICO. 2013 Katz J: Clinical Evaluation of the True Vision 3D Visualization and Guidance System for Microsurgery: Toric Intraocular Lens Alignment Template. 2012-present Katz J: A Prospective Multicenter Clinical Trial of the PresVIEW Scleral Implant (PSI) for the Treatment of Presbyopia. 2012-present Katz J: Clinical Evaluation of ReSure Sealant for Sealing Corneal Incisions in Patients Undergoing Clear Corneal Cataract Surgery: A Pivotal Study. 2012 Katz J: Clinical Trial of DSAEK EndoSerter Corneal Endothelium Delivery Instrument, OSI. 2010 Katz, JA, Visiogen Accommodating IOL, SYNC-601-IOL Clinical Trial. (on going) Katz, JA. Prospective, Randomized Study Comparing the Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Nepafenac 0.1% to Diclofenac 0.1% Administered Postsurgically in Patients Undergoing Cataract Extraction. (in publication) Katz J, Dehning D, Zieske J.

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