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Robert J. Barnes, M.D.

Dr-BarnesDr. Barnes has over 35 years of experience in treating patients with glaucoma surgery, cataract surgery, laser surgery and general eye care. He has been with Aurora Eye Clinic since 1986.

Dr. Barnes received his medical degree from Rush Medical College and completed an internship at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He went on to complete an ophthalmology residency at the Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine and 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, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Illinois State Medical Society, American Glaucoma Society and the American Medical Association

As a Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Loyola University Medical Center, Dr. Barnes has supervised the Glaucoma Service. He has also lectured extensively on Glaucoma.

Robert J. Foody, M.D.

Dr-FoodyDr. Robert Foody joined Aurora Eye Clinic in 1988. He has over 35 years of experience in cataract surgery, laser vision correction, and general eye care.  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. He completed an internship at MacNeal Hospital and his ophthalmology residency at Loyola University Chicago.

Certified by the American Board Ophthalmology, he is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Illinois State Medical Society and the American Medical Association.

Richard D. Zak, M.D.

Dr-ZakDr. Zak joined the Aurora Eye Clinic in August of 2000. He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois. He completed an internship at Swedish Covenant Hospital and his ophthalmology residency at Loyola University of Chicago. He also completed a fellowship in retina/vitreous at West Virginia University Medical Center & Hospital.

Dr. Zak is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the American Medical Association.

He is a specialist in diseases of the retina, macula and vitreous and is currently 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.

Patricia L. Davis, M.D.

Dr-DavisDr. Davis is a pediatric ophthalmologist who specializes pediatric treatment, 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. She also treats adults with strabismus

She received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed her ophthalmology residency at the Scheie Eye Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Davis also completed two fellowships in pediatric ophthalmology at the University of Kentucky.

Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Davis is a member of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. She is currently on the staff of the Ophthalmology Department at Loyola University Medical Center.

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

Dr-GalassoDr. Galasso is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in ocular trauma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, pediatric retinal disease and retinal detachment.

Dr. Galasso earned his doctorate from The University of Michigan and completed his internship at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Loyola University Medical Center as well as a vitreoretinal fellowship at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary at The University of Illinois at Chicago.

Tyler Q. Kirk, M.D.

Dr-KirkDr. Kirk is a third-generation ophthalmologist who 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.

Alan E. Hein, O.D.

Dr-HeinDr. Hein is an experienced optometrist who has over 30 years of experience in general family eye care. In addition, he also 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.

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