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Qualifications and Experience
Kathleen Albrecht M.D, is a graduate of Georgetown University Medical School in Washington D.C . She completed her internship at Northwestern University and received her specialty residency training at the prestigious USC/Doheny Eye Institute in Los Angeles which is rated in the top five Ophthalmology residency programs in the United States. A board-certified ophthalmologist, she pursued further subspecialty training in the highly subspecialized field of Ophthalmic Plastic and Orbital Surgery, completing a two year private fellowship. Her practice is entirely restricted to Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She has practiced in the Chicago area for over twenty years. Dr. Albrecht believes in the highest quality patient care and also works to coordinate eye care needs with the patient’s doctors as needed. Communication with and education of her patients is the one key aspect of patient care for best outcomes so Dr. Albrecht always allots as much time as it needed to spend with patients. Common conditions treated include: Drooping upper and lower lids; Drooping eyebrows;Ectropion;Ptosis;Facial paralysis such as Bells Palsy; Thyroid eye disease ;fatty eyelids; cancerous and noncancerous eyelid lesions and bumps with reconstruction of eyelids; Ptergyium; Dry eye; Tearing: where she is one of the few surgeons to use innovative no suture balloon dacroplasty to open blocked tear ducts for the past 15 years in the Chicago area. She is also highly adept in cosmetic surgery of the eyelids , and elevation of the midface and eyebrows. She uses Botox and different facial fillers such as Restylane to rejuvenate the face and eye area.
Verified Patient Reviews
I made this appointment because I was having issues with my vision. When I arrived, she informed me she does eye lid surgery and not have the drops to check my vision. I was very disappointed because I looked on this website for a opthamologist. I took the day off work and had to find another Dr. to look at my vision issue. The Dr. was very nice and apologized. Very disappointed in Zocdoc.
I would definitely recommend Dr. Albrecht for emergency visits because she was the only doc available nearby for a next-day visit. I scheduled an appointment with her at 2:00 a.m. for the next morning and that was GREAT! But when I walked in to meet her, her eyes were very red and her face was so puffed up from injections that her eyes looked recessed. That was a very weird look for a surgeon who needs to see to operate. She also looks nothing like her photo so I wasn't sure I was in the right place. Diagnosis was great though and the drops she prescribed are definitely working, so I'm a happy, though weirded-out customer.
She was extremely thorough
Dr Albrecht was very professional and took the time to explain the various options. Overall I'm very satisfied. She will be doing a procedure which should help my dry eye issue.
Dr. Albrecht diagnosed my problem and explained the solution clearly.