Dr. David Lubeck, MD

Dr. David Lubeck, MD


Cornea & Refractive Surgery | Male | 57 years old

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David Lubeck, M.D. is a founder and world-renowned surgeon at Arbor Centers for EyeCare, specializing in cataract, cornea and refractive...Read more

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in Cary, IL |
It's been 8 yrs since I had Lasik with Dr Lubeck and still 20/20! Best $ ever spent. I had been wanting to do it for 5 yrs but was too nervous. Then I learned a neighbor, her mother, and her mother in law all had Lasik with same doc and all were very satisfied. The rest is history. The man's a genius. No, I'm not related to him nor do I know him personally. I'm just very thankful for his skills. On the downside he was significantly more expensive than most other places I investigated.
Dr. Lubeck calls me his 'baby patient' because at age 46, I developed a cataract in my left eye.The thought of anyone poking around in my eye terrified me, but Dr. Lubeck put me completely at ease by thoroughly explaining the procedure to me, each step of the way - before during & after the procedure. He was AWESOME! I would recommend him to anyone I know. I'm so grateful to be seeing clearly again - out of both eyes!
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David Lubeck, M.D. is a founder and world-renowned surgeon at Arbor Centers for EyeCare, specializing in cataract, cornea and refractive surgery.  Dr. Lubeck is passionate about surgery, teaching and innovation.  Dr. Lubeck teaches cataract and refractive surgery to ophthalmologists all over the world, focusing on new technologies and safe and efficient eye surgery.  He is regularly a first to perform complex procedures providing patients with outstanding surgical outcomes.  Most recently, Dr. Lubeck is once again leading the way in refractive laser cataract surgery with the use of the Alcon refractive cataract suite, including the LenSx Laser.  This technology allows for unique precision during parts of cataract surgery.

He has practiced in the Chicago area since 1989 and been responsible for the introduction and advancement of many cutting edge procedures and technologies.  Dr. Lubeck has strived to become an effective teacher to patients and other doctors alike.  In addition to a busy clinical practice, he is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Illinois, Chicago and lectures regularly.  Dr. Lubeck has developed curricula that have been integrated into surgical teaching programs across the USA and abroad.  He has hosted and participated in live surgery programs in China, India, Vietnam, Korea, Australia, the Philippines, and the USA.  As the host surgeon in the greater Chicagoland area, Dr. Lubeck led the effort in recruiting patients, surgeons and to operate while the surgery was broadcast to thousands of people via satellite.  This type of training program allows many to experience the teachings of skilled surgeons, such as Dr. Lubeck, in real time.

Dr. Lubeck specializes in managing conditions involving the front segment of the eye.  These include corneal diseases, simple and complex cataracts, tear dysfunction, refractive abnormalities, infections, certain cancers, injuries, and congenital malformations.  He employs the latest medical, laser and surgical treatments to restore and preserve the sight of his patients.  Over the last decade, he has been most compelled by advanced technology lens implants, laser refractive cataract surgery, partial thickness corneal transplants, and "all laser" vision correction.

With a father as a respected ophthalmologist in Denver, Colorado, Dr. Lubeck grew up appreciating the marvelous things that eye surgeons could accomplish.  He developed artistic talent and precise dexterity as a jeweler and metal artist.  He furthered these skills working as a silversmith in London, England before starting medical training.  "My father's influence and my love of detailed precise hand work gave me the tools to become an accomplished surgeon.  Amazing teachers and patients throughout my career have encouraged me to continue growing and learning as a surgeon."

Dr. Lubeck is described by his patients as "remarkable", "caring", and "very talented".  His colleagues describe him as "humble", "an amazing surgeon", and a "great educator".

Dr. Lubeck also enjoys snowboarding, competitive sailing, videography and photography.  He speaks French and a little Spanish and Italian.  His wife, Jeanne, is a successful organizational consultant and part time university professor.  His son, Charlie, is a musical theater and television actor.  He has two daughters, Zoe, a filmmaker, and Olivia, who does finance for tech start-ups. The Lubecks have two over-indulged Westies.

Dr. Lubeck's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects


  • Medical School
    Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    St Josephs Hospital

    Completed in 1985

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Illinois

    Completed in 1988

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Flinders Med Center

    Completed in 1989

  • Undergraduate School
    Northwestern University

    Graduated in 1980

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy