Dr. Joseph B. Garber, MD

Dr. Joseph B. Garber, MD

Ophthalmology | Male | 47 years old

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.Read more

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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.Read more

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Dr. Garber's Care Philosophy

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.

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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Still's Disease
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    Weiss Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Illinois Hospital

    Completed in 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery