Hello again knowitall22,
Thank you for your question.
I spent 4 years in the ophthalmic business as director of marketing
for a medical device manufacturer that made the gear used by
ophthalmic surgeons. You are fortunate that, perhaps the number one
rated surgeon is right in your area!
His name is Manus Kraff, and is affectionately know as the godfather
of Phaco, a technology for lens removal that he virtually pioneered.
He is very well regarded in the ophthalmic community.
You will find his homepage here:
"Dr. Manus Kraff, the founder and president of the Kraff Eye
Institute, is a Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at Northwestern
University. He is a member of the House of Delegates of the American
Medical Association, past member of the Board of Trustees for the
American Academy of Ophthalmology, and current Program Chairman as
well as past President of the American Society of Cataract and
Dr. Kraff was instrumental in developing the Sanders-Retzlaff-Kraff
(SRK) Formula, now used worldwide to determine the correct power of an
intraocular lens to be implanted in a patient's eye during cataract
surgery. Research studies performed by Dr. Kraff at the Institute have
led to the widespread use of the ultraviolet filtering intraocular
lens and technical advances in phacoemulsification (small incision
Twice named to "Best Doctors of America," Dr. Kraff is the only
cataract surgeon in Chicagoland to be distinguished for his
outstanding contributions as one of the "Best 111 Ophthalmologists In
America." Most recently, representing the standard of excellence in
his specialty field, Dr. Kraff was chosen to deliver the Innovator's
Address at a world conference of the American Society of Cataract and
Manus Kraff, M.D.
3115 N. Harlem Avenue
Chicago, IL 60634
You can request an appointment online, if you wish.
I have also heard good things about Lieberman Eye Associates:
LIEBERMAN EYE ASSOC HOWARD LIEBERMAN OD, 5600 W ADDISON ST, (773)
However, he does not appear to have a web page and little information
about this practice is available on the Internet.
I trust my research has provided you with the best choice for cataract
surgeons in the Chicago area. If a link above should fail to work or
anything require further explanation or research, please do post a
Request for Clarification prior to rating the answer and closing the
question and I will be pleased to assist further.