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Dr. James Reidy, MD

Ophthalmologist

Chicago, IL

***This clinic only accepts health insurance and not does not accept vision insurance or self-pay patients.*** ***This clinic does not accept healthy patients that just need an eye exam for glasses or contact lenses.*** Widely respected ophthalmologist, James J. Reidy, MD, FACS, is a leading expert in the diagnosis and treatment of cornea and external eye disease. Dr. Reidy specializes in caring for patients with diseases of the cornea, corneal infections, cataracts and more. Dr. Reidy offers a new, FDA-approved outpatient procedure called corneal cross-linking. This procedure helps prevent the progression of keratoconus, a degenerative eye condition in which the normally round, dome-like cornea—the clear front window of the eye—become thin and develop a cone-like bulge. Corneal cross-linking is an alternative treatment to corneal transplant, a more invasive procedure. Dr. Reidy's commitment to research has lead to a better understanding of treatment procedures for cornea disease. He is investigating the use of stem cells in ocular surface reconstruction and the implementation of the Boston Keratoprothesis (artificial cornea) for high-risk keratoplasty patients. As part of his determination in finding the best treatment for his patients, Dr. Reidy developed a treatment algorithm for recurrent corneal erosion syndrome. Along with his clinical and research pursuits, Dr. Reidy is a dedicated educator. He makes time to engage with medical students, residents and fellows, teaching them a wide range of clinical and surgical techniques to expand their knowledge on ophthalmology best practices.

In-network insurances

  • APWU
  • Aetna
  • All Savers Insurance

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • The University of Chicago Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Loyola University Chicago, Doctor of Medicine
  • Loyola University Chicago (Internship)
  • Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center (Residency)
  • Louisiana State University, Fellowship in Cornea and External Disease
  • University of Utah Hospital, Fellowship in Ocular Pathology

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1851366496

Dr. James Reidy's office location

University of Chicago Medicine Hyde Park

UChicago Medicine Michigan Ave

60 East Delaware Place, Suite 1425

Chicago, IL 60611

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Waited far too long and he never even apologized. Almost an hour and half before he saw me. That’s unacceptable at 3pm on a Thursday, let alone any day.
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Dr. Reidy and his staff were very professional and friendly. He explained every procedure and test result. This was one of the most friendly, professional, and thorough medical visits I’ve had.
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Loved him! Gave me confidence back with my eye problem. Would highly recommend him.
More than 1 year ago
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Very nice, quick in/out, very professional, will come back.
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I wish I would have come to Dr. Reidy first. He gave me clear cut answers about my diagnosis & treatment. He took his time and answered all my questions.
More than 1 year ago
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