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Dr. Jennifer Lim, MD

Ophthalmology ·  Female · Age 57

Dr. Lim

University Illinois Hosp ENT

1905 W Taylor St Ste L120 Chicago, IL 60612

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Dr. Jennifer Lim, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 33 years. She graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in ophthalmology and vitreoretinal disease & surgery.


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Dr. Lim accepts the following insurance:

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Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
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Cigna PPO
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Coventry Health Care
Platinum PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
HealthPartners
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Sagamore Health Network
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. Lim's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Retina Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lim treats Retina Diseases more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Lim treats this condition more than 89% of her peers

Eye Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lim performs Eye Surgery more than 78% of her peers

Dr. Lim performs this procedure more than 78% of her peers

Eye Infections
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lim treats Eye Infections more than 58% of her peers

Dr. Lim treats this condition more than 58% of her peers

Dr. Lim's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Coreoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Esotropia
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

About Me

Biography

Dr. Jennifer Lim, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 33 years. She graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in ophthalmology and vitreoretinal disease & surgery.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1987
Northwestern University McGaw
Internship Hospital
1986
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School
1987
1986

Languages

  • Mandarin
  • English

Awards

Dr. Lim's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lim

4.8

Based on 36 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Lim was absolutely amazing my dad was legally blind in 2008 and was told there was nothing they could do for him we took him to see Dr. Jennifer Lim and she treated him with amazing and precise care my dad to this day at 81 years old is still driving and working and able to see with glasses to take someone who is considered blind and correct the issues so he can see and drive there’s no words of gratitude for what she has done for my dad so thank you Dr. Jennifer Lim for knowing everything you do about eyes ?? ??
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After several unsatisfactory visits with another Opthomologist, I was referred to Dr Lim. I immediately experienced a completely different level of care. The time and research Dr Lim and her staff put into diagnosing my rare disease are humbling. Dr Lim possess such a high level of concern and caring for her patients. Her quality of care is unrivaled.
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Wonderful physician!
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While I had a vitrectomy scheduled in early January to correct a macular pucker, I wasn’t entirely comfortable with the surgeon I had initially selected. Thanks to extensive research and positive reviews, it was easy to see that one of the best surgeons in the field in Chicago is Dr. Lim. Her education, research, teaching experience, board appointments, leadership positions and noted specialties made the choice easy. I reached out to Dr. Lim’s office and was able to explain the background of my condition, surgery plans and my reservations to her office manager, and with coordination with Dr. Lim, I was able to schedule an appointment and subsequent surgery within two weeks of my original scheduled surgery. I’ve never experienced such professionalism, compassion for my situation and a reasonable solution as I did with Dr. Lim’s office. The surgery was a success, and I couldn’t be more happy with the results and follow-up care.
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A few years ago I suffered a blunt trauma injury to one of my eyes. This resulted in several surgeries. Doctor Lim saved my eye. Her outstanding capability, intelligence, compassion and genuine concern for all her patients and staff members is very evident. Having spent over fifty years as a nurse and a health care administrator I unequivocally can state that she is one of the most impressive surgeons and educators in her field. Nora O’Malley PhD, LFACHE
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IT WAS NICE AND CALMING, AND REASSURANING, SHE WAS AMAZING.
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I was so nervous and afraid of what to expect, but everyone in the clinic was so helpful and friendly. Dr. Lim was definitely amazing.
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Dr. Lim is an incredible doctor. She was recommended by a friend that was a patient. Dr. Lim is highly professional, caring and understanding. She determined I had a rare retinal issue. I am forever thankful. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Dr. Lim.
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Dr. Lim is fantastic. I have gone to various ophthalmologists over the years, some highly recommended, but Dr. Lim's thoroughness, concern for my health, and sheer energy stand out above all others. I "found" her through Chicago Magazine's Top Doctors issues, rather than through a referral. Not only is she an expert, but she took the time to explain in detail what my situation is. I am definitely changing to her practice for ongoing care.
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Dr. Lim is very professional and patient. She talks with and educates her patients in a courteous manner. I've been more than confident having her as my retinologist.
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Dr. Lim and her staff are expert in their work, kind, and willing to answer any questions. She offers valuable advice about taking care of one's eyes and is always patient with me.
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Dr. Lim is an AMAZING Doctor who always goes above and beyond the call with her patients (and treats her patients as if they are family members)! Dr. Lim treats my elderly Mother with the utmost in Care, Compassion, Patience and Professionalism! Dr. Lim has treated my Mother for several years with her vision challenges and I sincerely recommend Dr. Lim to everyone who has macular degeneration and/or retina challenges! I absolutely recommend Dr. Lim to all of my family members and friends!
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Dr. Lim is an excellent physician and is very transparent when explaining a patients condition. I found this physician 8 years ago and she changed my life for the better, giving me back my sight when another physician could not. She literally gave me back my life! And I am very grateful. She has a profound knowledge in the area of rentinology and a great sixth sense when it came to my condition. I will continue to see this doctor & have referred others to her. She is literally one of the "Best"
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I have been seeing Dr. Lim for a decade, due to retinal issues in both eyes. She and her UIC colleagues have saved me from going blind a couple of times. I have been going to UIC retina clinic for 20 years and have great confidence in their surgical skills and followup care. I sometimes wait longer than I would like, but the delay is understandable given the high quality of talent and experience, and knowing others are experiencing eye emergencies as I once did.
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I was recommended by a friend. The best recommendation EVER! I have been seeing Dr. Lim for over 5 years. I consider choosing to see Dr. Lim one of the best decisions I have ever made for my eye health care. She is extremely knowledgeable, patient, friendly and includes me in the final treatment decisions. Her staff are skilled and compassionate. Her high quality health care is worth the additional distance I need to travel for office visits. Thank you Dr. Lim and staff!
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I was very pleased with Dr. Jennifer Lim, MD. She is highly professional and competent. I had good results from the two surgeries with her. I would like to thank her for improving my eyesight. I am able to do all of the things in my life that I had trouble with before, such as reading, doing computer work, driving, and maintaining a high quality of life.
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Dr. Lim is a master of her profession.
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Very upfront. Felt comfortable with her immediately. Did great job in surgery.
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I’ m so thankful I was referred to Dr. Lim. I received great care and awesome service! I was so impressed that she took her time explaining my diagnosis and answered all of my questions. She is the best!
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If you live in the Chicagoland area and need a retinal specialist, you will not find a better one. Dr. Lim has been my retinal surgeon since she came to the University of Illinois. She has done two eye surgeries on me. Results were excllent in both cases. She is clear in her explanations, extremely intelligent, and cares about her patients. She is highly respected professionally....every year, she selects two residents from the several hundred applying to work with her.
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