About the Doctors

Robert J. Barnes, M.D.

Treating patients with glaucoma surgery, cataract surgery, laser surgery and general eye care, Dr. Barnes has been with Aurora Eye Clinic since 1986. A Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Loyola University Medical Center, he has supervised the Glaucoma Service. Dr. Barnes has lectured extensively on Glaucoma.

Dr. Barnes received his medical degree from Rush Medical College and completed an ophthalmology residency at the Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine. He also completed a fellowship in Glaucoma at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Certified by the American Board Ophthalmology, he is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Chicago Glaucoma Society.

Robert J. Foody, M.D.

Specializing in the areas of Cataract surgery, Laser vision correction, and general eye care, Dr. Foody joined Aurora Eye Clinic in 1988. He is a specialist in Laser eye surgery utilizing PRK (Photo Refractive Keratectomy) with the Excimer laser and LASIK laser eye surgery.

Dr. Foody received his medical degree from Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine where he also completed his ophthalmology residency. He received certification from the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

Lois A. Polatnick, M.D.

With focus on neuro-ophthalmology, Dr. Polatnick joined the Aurora Eye Clinic in 2008. She previously practiced for many years in Maryland and Chicago. She is interested in patients with double vision, vision loss and unusual eye movements as well as general ophthalmology patients.

Dr. Polatnick received her medical degree and completed her residency at the University of Buffalo School of Medicine. She trained in neuro-ophthalmology at the NIH and Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Polatnick is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society.

Richard D. Zak, M.D.

A specialist in diseases of the Retina, Macula and Vitreous, Dr. Zak joined the Aurora Eye Clinic in August of 2000. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at Loyola University Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Zak's special interest is in diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, complicated retinal detachments and ocular trauma. Dr. Zak received his medical degree from the University of Illinois. He completed his residency in Loyola University of Chicago. He also completed a fellowship in Retina/Vitreous at West Virginia University. Dr. Zak is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Alan E. Hein, O.D.

An experienced optometrist, Alan E. Hein, O.D. has been practicing in the western suburbs since 1987. Along with his practice of General Family Eye Care, Dr. Hein specializes in complex contact lens patients. His other professional interests range from athletic vision screenings to glaucoma research, laser vision correction and routine diabetic examinations.

Dr. Hein is originally from the south side of Chicago. He is a graduate of St. Mary's University of Minnesota, and a 1987 graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry. His education included an externship with the Navy at Great Lakes Naval Hospital.

Patricia L. Davis, MD

  • Dr. Davis is a fellowship trained Pediatric Ophthalmologist specializing in a wide range of pediatric ophthalmology including routine examinations, refractions (eye glass prescriptions), care and treatment of crossed eyes, blocked tear ducts, congenital cataract surgery and many other pediatric eye conditions.
  • Dr. Davis also treats adults with strabismus
  • Dr. Davis is also on the staff of the Ophthalmology Department at Loyola University Medical Center
  • She received her Medical Degree from the University of Pennsylvania
  • She performed her Ophthalmology residency at the Scheie Eye Institute at the University of Pennsylvania and her fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology at the University of Kentucky.
  • Dr. Davis is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

Doctor Davis is currently available to serve the comprehensive eye care needs of new patients and adult patients with strabismus.

John M. Galasso, M.D., Ph.D.

A board certified ophthalmologist, John M. Galasso, M.D., Ph.D. earned his doctorate from The University of Michigan and completed his ophthalmology residency at Loyola University Medical Center. He completed an additional vitreoretinal fellowship at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary at The University of Illinois at Chicago. His clinical interests include ocular trauma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, pediatric retinal disease and retinal detachment.

 

Tyler Q. Kirk, M.D.

A third generation ophthalmologist focusing on glaucoma, cataract surgery, and general eye care. Dr. Kirk specializes in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, complex cataract surgery, and laser-assisted cataract surgery with advanced technology lenses.

Dr. Kirk received his medical degree from the University of Virginia. He then completed his internship and ophthalmology residency at the University of Mississippi. Dr. Kirk completed fellowship training in glaucoma and complex cataract surgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Kirk is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, American Glaucoma Society, Chicago Ophthalmological Society, and Chicago Glaucoma Society.

 

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