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Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science Director, Glaucoma Service

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Varun Malhotra, MD
Highly skilled ophthalmologist, Varun Malhotra, MD, specializes in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma, a condition that damages the optic nerve and can cause permanent and painless loss of vision. Dr. Malhotra offers comprehensive care for eye disease and is an expert in the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma, including laser therapy.

In addition to his clinical expertise, Dr. Malhotra has also conducted research to evaluate various treatment solutions for eye disease in order to identify the best methods that improve patient experience and overall outcomes.


Areas of Expertise

  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery


New York University School of Medicine

Medical Education

  • New York University School of Medicine


  • MacNeal Hospital


  • Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital; New York University


  • The University of Illinois at Chicago; Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Glaucoma Society
  • Chicago Glaucoma Society
  • Illinois Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • 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

Request an Appointment at Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park or call UCM Connect at 1-888-824-0200

UChicago Medicine Ophthalmology Streeterville

Request an Appointment at UChicago Medicine Ophthalmology Streeterville or call UCM Connect at 773-702-3937

To Refer a Patient

Refer a Patient or call UCM Connect at 1-888-824-0200

At a Glance

Practicing Since2011

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish