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James A. Katz, MD

Ophthalmologist

Gender: Male
Experience: 14 years
Languages: English

About James A. Katz, MD

Dr. James Katz is one of the five board-certified ophthalmologists providing superior patient care at the Midwest Center for Sight. Dr. Katz is a cornea, cataract and laser eye surgery specialist who performs a range of refractive surgical procedures, including advanced LASIK, corneal transplants, DSEK, Intacs, and cataract surgery. In fact, he is a highly accomplished cataracts specialist who offers a full range of intraocular lens implants, including AcrySof ReSTOR, Toric, Visiogen Synchrony and Crystalens .

Dr. Katz is a graduate of the University of Illinois Chicago, College of Medicine. He completed his internship at Illinois Masonic Medical Center with his residency at the University of Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary. He completed a prestigious fellowship at Casebeer International Eye Center and the University of Utah Moran Eye Center.

Dr. Katz is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology; the American Academy of Cataract and Refractive Surgery; the International Society of Refractive Surgery; the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons; the Illinois Association of Ophthalmology and the Chicago Ophthalmologic Society.

Dr. Katz's medical expertise is well-known outside of the Chicago area. Throughout his medical career, he has been regularly published in national and international ophthalmologic journals and is invited to speak at medical conferences all over the United States and the world including countries in Europe, Asia and South America. He helped build clinics and teach new procedures in Vietnam.

In addition to refractive surgical procedures, Dr. Katz also provides routine eye exams, preventive eye-care health, conducts studies and treats all medical eye conditions.

Ophthalmologist

Dr. James A. Katz is an Ophthalmologist in Des Plaines, IL with special training and skill in performing eye exams, diagnosing and treating eye disease, prescribing medications and performing eye surgery. As an Ophthalmologist, James A. Katz, MD performs eye exams, vision care, eye disease diagnosis and treatment, and eye surgery. Ophthalmology is the diagnosis and treatment of all eye and visual ailments including vision services (glasses and contacts) and surgery, as well as the prevention of medical eye disorders. Significant diseases and conditions treated by Ophthalmologists include amblyopia (lazy eye), astigmatism, cataracts, conjunctivitis, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye, eye cancer, glaucoma, hyperopia, macular degeneration, myopia, presbyopia, retinal detachment, strabismus, and uveitis. Medical tests, procedures and therapies provided by Ophthalmologists include eye exams, blepharoplasty, intraoccular lens, laser eye surgery, and photodynamic therapy.


  • Age-Related Farsightedness
  • Amblyopia
  • Anisocoria
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharospasm
  • Cataracts
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Conical Cornea
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Decreased Production of Tears
  • Decreased Tear Production
  • Detached Retina
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Flashes
  • Eye Floaters
  • Eye Infection
  • Eye Inflammation
  • Eyelid Inflammation
  • Eye Spasms
  • Eye Twitch
  • Farsightedness
  • Glaucoma
  • Hemianopia
  • Hordeolum
  • Hyperopia
  • Involuntary Eyelid Closure
  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Long-Sightedness
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Myopia
  • Nearsightedness
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pink Eye
  • Presbyopia
  • Pupillary Disorder
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Infection
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Rod Cone Dystrophy
  • Scleritis
  • Short-Sightedness
  • Sty
  • Trachoma
  • Twitching Eye
  • Uveitis
  • Amblyopia Treatment
  • Anisocoria Treatment
  • Astigmatism Treatment
  • Blepharitis Treatment
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharospasm Treatment
  • BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections
  • Botulinum Toxin (BOTOX®) Injections
  • Cataract Extraction Surgery with Intraocular Lens Insertion
  • Cataract Extraction Surgery without Intraocular Lens Insertion
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conical Cornea Treatment
  • Contact Lenses
  • Corneal Disease Treatment
  • Corneal Scratch Treatment
  • Corneal Transplant Surgery
  • Diabetic Retinopathy Testing
  • Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment
  • Double Vision Treatment
  • Dry Eyes Treatment
  • Eyebag Removal
  • Eye Exam
  • Eye Flashes Treatment
  • Eye Floaters Treatment
  • Eye Infection
  • Eyelid Lift
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Hemianopia Treatment
  • Hyperopia Treatment
  • Implantable Contact Lens Surgery
  • Intracorneal Ring (Intacs)
  • Intraocular Lens Implants
  • JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC Injections
  • JUVÉDERM VOLLURE® XC Injections
  • JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC Injections
  • JUVÉDERM® XC Injections
  • Keratoconus Treatment
  • Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) Eye Surgery
  • Laser Eye Surgery
  • Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) Eye Surgery
  • LASIK Eye Surgery
  • LATISSE®
  • Lazy Eye Treatment
  • Macular Degeneration Treatment
  • Macular Edema Treatment
  • Macular Pucker Treatment
  • Myopia Treatment
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmological Procedures
  • Optic Neuritis Treatment
  • Optometric Procedures
  • Pediatric Vision Care
  • Pink Eye Treatment
  • Presbyopia Treatment
  • Radial Keratotomy (RK)
  • Refractive Eye Surgery
  • Restylane® Treatment
  • Retinal Detachment Surgery
  • Retinal Detachment Treatment
  • Retinal Infection Treatment
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion Treatment
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa Treatment
  • Scleritis Treatment
  • Sty Treatment
  • Trachoma Treatment
  • Uveitis Treatment
  • Vision Care
  • Vision Testing
  • Vitrectomy Surgery for Macular Pucker

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James A. Katz, MD
Ophthalmologist

The Midwest Center For Sight
8901 Golf Rd, Suite 300
Des Plaines, IL 60016

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James A. Katz, MD

James A. Katz, MD
Ophthalmologist

Suburban Eye Consultants, S.C.
8901 W Golf Rd, Suite 300
Des Plaines, IL 60016

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