Dr. James Katz, MD

Dr. James Katz, MD

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Age 52
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Dr. James Katz, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Des Plaines, IL and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois At Chicago / College Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in ophthalmology and cornea & refractive surgery.

8901 Golf Rd Ste 300

Des Plaines, IL 60016

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • American Enterprise Group
  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • 7 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Katz performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Dry Eyes
high
more than 78% of peers
Esotropia
normal
more than 83% of peers
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
normal
more than 75% of peers

Dr. Katz's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Katz ""My philosophy is to treat the patient as well as their eyes. I like to understand the patients' lifestyle as well as their medical conditions, so when presenting management of their eye care, I take into consideration not only what is best medically for them but also how they manage it into their lifestyle.""

2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

58  Conditions Treated

  • Acanthamoeba Keratitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Genetic Predisposition to Migraine With or Without Aura
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotropia
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Refractive Eye Disorders
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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23  Procedures

  • Astigmatic Keratotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • LASIK
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Phakic Refractive Lens Implantation
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • YAG Iridotomy
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
  • YAG Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty

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.

Education

  • University Of Wisconsin, Madison
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • University Of Illinois At Chicago / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Ill Masonic Mc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • U Ill Eye & Ear Infirm
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Casebeer International Eye Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Moran Eye Center, University Of Utah
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Katz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Katz's Reviews

3.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Katz to family and friends
7 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Katz's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I was a patient of Dr. James Katz back in 2015. I have been near-sighted for decades but never had bifocals. In my mid-40's, my eyes were changing and I was not seeing things (even close-up reading) as well as I used to. Rather than visiting my traditional optometrist, I sought a good...more
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He needs to be more sensitive to patient concerns about problems. And the wait times are horrendous.
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My time with Dr Katz was unpleasant and hurried. I waited more than 45 minutes after my eyes were dialated to see the doctor because he was busy talking with a salesman for supplies. He then came in checked the write of his tech but did not check my eyes to see the results that I need cataract...more
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At 83, I was told that I needed cataract removal, and my ophthalmologist recommended Dr. James Katz at the Midwest Center for Sight. My only caveat is the generally long wait times. The staff is friendly and competent, and their equipment is state-of-the-art. Dr. James Katz is very personable and...more
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