Dr. Daniel McLachlan, MD

Dr. Daniel McLachlan, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 69
Dr. Daniel McLachlan, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Downers Grove, IL and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1974 and specializes in ophthalmology.

1001 Ogden Ave Ste 103

Downers Grove, IL 60515

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Eyelid Surgery
very high
more than 94% of peers
Eyelid Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers
very high
more than 93% of peers

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This content was provided by Dr. McLachlan "I am an eye doctor, as well as an eyelid plastic surgeon, and I deal with the lower lid, the upper lid, the inner area around the nose - which includes the tear duct - the outer area. If people can't see well because the lid obscures the vision, they really want to have the surgery in order to see better. In about another third of the cases, the tear duct is blocked in the corner of the nose. And that's quite bothersome for patients because they're always wiping their eyes and, in fact, have trouble even seeing or even reading through their tear film. And there are a lot of newer techniques where we put tubes in the tear duct or actually operate on the tear duct, and we can reconstruct it and help patients with the tearing. What's terrific about ophthalmic plastic surgery is that we're able to make patients look better, see better, have a great functional result - and without any long term problems."


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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

65  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects


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11  Procedures

  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Tear Duct 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.


  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • University of Southern California
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1975
  • University of Utah
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Wills Eye Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McLachlan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McLachlan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McLachlan to family and friends
6 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. McLachlan's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

After seeing 3 other Drs with no luck, Dr M solved the mystery of my dinking eye. He immediately sent me to an ENT and within a week I was scheduled for surgery. I now have a plate holding my eye up to replace a non existent orbital floor and thanks to his meticulous work- you wouldn't ever...more
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