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Dr. Joseph Garber, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Garber is affiliated with Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago and Rush University Medical Center.
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This content was provided by Dr. Garber Perhaps one of the more gratifying things - in terms of what I do - is cataract surgery. Patients come in. They don't see well. Their quality of life is affected significantly - maybe they can't read and pay their bills properly. They can't read their own mail that they get. They can't drive the car. They can't function independently. So a lot of times, by doing cataract surgery, we can restore their independence. Years ago we used to patch the eye after cataract surgery, and it was a very gratifying feeling when they come in, you take the patch off, and they're like, Wow, I can see again. Nowadays, because of the advances in the technology, we tend not to patch the eye, and they start seeing right when they get off the operating table. What I try to tell my patients is that you have to tell me how bad the cataract is bothering you. It's not my decision to tell you it's time to do surgery. I can educate you whether I think it will be a significant benefit or a mild to moderate benefit, but it's a decision that we make together to see how it will improve the quality of life.
Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
Visual Field Defects
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Cataract Removal Surgery
Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
Foreign Body Removal from Eye
Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
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University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
Medical School | Graduated 1993
Weiss Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
University Of Illinois Hospital
Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
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