Dr. Belal Bakir, MD

Dr. Belal Bakir, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 35
Dr. Belal Bakir, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Glenview, IL and has been practicing for 4 years. He graduated from University of Maryland School Medicine in 2008 and specializes in ophthalmology.

2050 Pfingsten Rd Ste 220

Glenview, IL 60026

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 92% of peers
Glaucoma Surgery
more than 87% of peers
Cataract Removal Surgery
more than 81% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

54  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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10  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Maryland School Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Christiana Care Health System
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • University of Texas Medical Branch
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bakir has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bakir's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bakir to family and friends
12 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Bakir's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

He has an ideal combination of excellent bedside manner and clinical expertise. I have 100% confidence in him.
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I can't say enough good things about Dr. Bakir, he is so thorough and conscientious. I would highly recommend him to anyone thinking of cataract surgery. He removed my cataracts and used a new multi focal toric lens in my eyes. It has been like receiving new eyes. I am able to read without glasses...more
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In February I had my cataracts removed. We decided on using the multifocal Iol AcrysolRestor. Today my eyesight is 20-20 LE, 20-15 RE. I have not seen this well since I was in 7th grade. I wake up and see the world with young eyes. I enjoy the glistening of rain drops on the grass. My depth...more
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Very professional. Wonderful about any questions or concerns. Very kind. He removed a cataract in my left eye. No pain, no burning never. Do to Lisa, Dr. Bakir's scheduler, making an exact schedule for when to put my eye drops in, Dr. Bakir said my eye was completely healed on my one week visit. I...more
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Dr Bakir is outstanding!! He is extremely talented and up to date on all the latest advances in eye and cataract treatment. He fully explains all options and treatments, and his bedside manner is excellent. He has performed cataract surgery on me, and I would not consider ANY other doctor in which...more
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