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Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science Director, Refractive Surgery

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Kamran M. Riaz, MD, specializes in the treatment of cataract, corneal and external eye diseases. Dr. Riaz has advanced training in refractive surgery, including LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and refractive lens exchange to correct vision problems. Additionally, he has expertise in performing complex cataract surgery, corneal transplants (both partial and full corneal transplants) and ocular surface procedures for more severe eye disease.

Dr. Riaz is also an active researcher who is dedicated to investigating methods to improve treatment strategies for complex eye conditions. His work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including Ophthalmology, Cornea and Journal of Refractive Surgery.


Areas of Expertise

  • Corneal transplantation
  • Endothelial Keratoplasty
  • Lid Margin Disease
  • Refractive Cataract Surgery
  • Complex Cataract Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery


University of Illinois, Chicago

Additional Education

  • Internship: Presence Saint Joseph Hospital
  • Residency: Northwestern University
  • Fellowship: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Cornea Society
  • Chicago Ophthalmological Society
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
To Request an Appointment

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park

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Ophthalmology - Streeterville

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To Refer a Patient

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At a Glance

Practicing Since2013

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Urdu
  • Hindi
  • Arabic