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Dr. John Pollack, MD is a vitreoretinal disease & surgery doctor who practices in Hinsdale, IL. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Read his story
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Dr. Pollack's bio
This content was provided by Dr. Pollack "Dr. Pollack is on the faculty of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has been with Illinois Retina Associates since 1997. A native of Baltimore, Dr. Pollack developed an interest and passion for ophthalmology early on, inspired by his father, who was also an ophthalmologist. He received his undergraduate degree in biology at Washington University in St. Louis and completed his medical training at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Pollack returned to St. Louis for his ophthalmology residency at Washington University's Barnes Hospital, followed by a retina-vitreous fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Dr. Pollack is an internationally recognized expert in the treatment of retinal disease and is a sought-after speaker at national and international retina conferences. He has served as Director or invited faculty at over 100 scientific meetings and has delivered over 150 scientific presentations at national and international scientific meetings. He has published over 45 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and is a scientific reviewer for 5 ophthalmology journals. Dr. Pollack has held a number of national leadership positions and received many honors. He is President-Elect of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) – the largest organization of retina specialists in the world. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the philanthropic arm of the ASRS - the "Foundation of the ASRS". Dr. Pollack serves on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness and is a past Board Member of the Chicago Ophthalmological Society. Dr. Pollack received the ASRS Senior Honor Award for his scientific and educational contributions and he is the recipient of the Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has been listed in "Best Doctors in America" and "Guide to America's Top Ophthalmologists" for many years and has been identified by Ocular Surgery News as one of "OSN Retina 150 Innovators in Medical and Surgical Retina". Dr. Pollack is founding Editor of the annual ASRS Preferences and Trends (PAT) Survey. Founded in 1999, the PAT Survey is the largest international survey of medical and surgical trends in retina and is referenced widely in scientific presentations and publications across the globe. Dr. Pollack's strong interest in bringing cutting edge research to his patients has led to his involvement in multiple major national research studies. He has served as Study Chairman, Principle Investigator, or Co-Investigator in over 15 clinical studies, His interests cover a variety of topics including suture-less retina surgery techniques, new treatments for macular degeneration, new surgical options for macular holes, injection therapy for macular edema, repair of complex retinal detachment, and new advances in the development of artificial vision."
This content was provided by Dr. Pollack ""My passion is for providing patients with cutting edge retina care in a personalized and compassionate manner. Nothing is more rewarding than preserving the gift of sight. My goal is for patients to leave my office with a sense of hope and optimism, as well as a clear understanding of their retina disorder and its treatment options."
Dr. Pollack is an internationally recognized expert in the treatment of retinal disease. He has served as Director or invited faculty at over 100 scientific meetings and has delivered over 145 scientific presentations at national and international scientific meetings.
Dr. Pollack is President-Elect of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS). He is recipient of the Sr. Honor Award from the ASRS for his scientific and educational contributions and is the recipient of the Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has been listed in "Best Doctors in America" and "Guide to America's Top Ophthalmologists" for many years."
Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
Degenerative Disorders of Globe
Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
Hypotony of Eye
Juvenile Macular Degeneration
Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy
Retinal Artery Occlusion
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
Diabetes Eye Care
Diabetic Eye Exam
Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
Foreign Body Removal from Eye
Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
Macular Hole Surgery
Macular Pucker Surgery
Ocular Inflammation (Uveitis) Treatment
Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
Repair of Retinal Detachment
Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
Retina and Vitreous Surgery
Retinal Freezing (Cryopexy)
Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
Retinal Laser Surgery
Retinal Thermal Laser Therapy
Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
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Washington University, St Louis
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
Medical School | Graduated 1991
Jewish Hospital, St. Louis
Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
Washington University, St. Louis/Ophthalmology
Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
Medical College Of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
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