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Sanjay Rao, MD

Sanjay Rao, MD, a corneal specialist, brings a wealth of experience to the practice of refractive surgery.

Dr. Rao received his medical degree from Brown University Medical School and completed his ophthalmology residency at the Doheny Eye Institute at the University of Southern California. He completed a fellowship in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery at Rush Medical College in Chicago.

Dr. Rao is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is an active member of multiple professional societies, including the Chicago Ophthalmology Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

One of the Doctors Who Make History
As the former director of Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the University of Chicago, Dr. Rao brings to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center a wealth of expertise in the areas of cornea, laser vision correction and lens surgery. He is a recognized teacher of refractive and corneal surgery. In addition, he is an active researcher of new technologies and sits on the scientific advisory boards of several companies. He specializes in LASIK, PRK, refractive lens exchange with the ReSTOR and ReZOOM lens, corneal transplantation, small incision cataract surgery, management of corneal infectious diseases and treatment of ocular surface disorders.

Philosophy of Care
The world of vision correction is constantly evolving, and there is no single perfect procedure for everyone. We take the time to evaluate your visual needs, make sure you are an excellent candidate for surgery and customize a vision correction procedure for you. Having all the latest technologies in LASIK surgery and lens implantation allows us to provide patients with the greatest range of options and assure the best results.

Make an Appointment with Dr. Rao
To schedule an appointment, call 1.800.3.ADVOCATE (1.800.323.8622). You can also request an appointment online.


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