Dr. Meena George, MD

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Dr. Meena George, MD
Meena George, MD, PhD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon. He serves on the clinical faculty of The Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary at the University of Illinois at Chicago.Dr. George has expertise in the medical and surgical diseases of the retina, macula, and vitreous as well as uveitis. He utilizes the most advanced medical and surgical techniques to treat a variety of conditions, including age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular occlusions, diabetic retinopathy and diabetic tractional detachments, rhegmatogenous retinal detachments, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, and proliferative vitreoretinopathy. He also diagnoses and treats retinal degenerative conditions, such as retinitis pigmentosa.Dr. George completed his ophthalmology residency at the prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA and a two-year vitreoretinal surgical fellowship at the USC Eye Institute, both of which are consistently ranked among the top ophthalmology programs by US News and World Report. Dr. George is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is an active member of the American Society of Retina Specialists and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. George has authored numerous scientific papers. He is dedicated to the surgical teaching and mentoring of vitreoretinal fellows, residents, and medical students. He is also involved in clinical research, including national trials for age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular occlusion, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. George was born and raised in New Jersey. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Columbia University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He has done pioneering work on Artificial Vision for the Blind using a cortical prosthesis during his time at The Dobelle Institute. Dr. George then received his medical degree from Columbia University and also attained a PhD in Neurobiology and Behavior from Columbia as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program. He subsequently completed his internship year at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Dr. George enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, playing tennis and basketball, and watching football. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Arabic. He provides care for his patients at Downers Grove and Oak Forest, Illinois.

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Our History & Mission University Retina was founded in 2005 in Oak Forest, Illinois. We are a comprehensive medical practice dedicated to providing outstanding retinal care for our patients. We have locations in Oak Forest, Bedford Park, and Lemont, Illinois. Our Mission and Values Our mission is simple. We constantly strive to provide our patients with the very best retinal care possible. Through our dedication to education, technology, charity, and compassionate care, we continuously strive to provide our patients with the highest level of care in the world.

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Univeristy Retina and Macula Associates, PC3825 Highland Ave Ste 3F
Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Meena George, MD, PhD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon. He serves on the clinical faculty of The Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary at the University of Illinois at Chicago.Dr. George has expertise in the medical and surgical diseases of the retina, macula, and vitreous as well as uveitis. He utilizes the most advanced medical and surgical techniques to treat a variety of conditions, including age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular occlusions, diabetic retinopathy and diabetic tractional detachments, rhegmatogenous retinal detachments, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, and proliferative vitreoretinopathy. He also diagnoses and treats retinal degenerative conditions, such as retinitis pigmentosa.Dr. George completed his ophthalmology residency at the prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA and a two-year vitreoretinal surgical fellowship at the USC Eye Institute, both of which are consistently ranked among the top ophthalmology programs by US News and World Report. Dr. George is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is an active member of the American Society of Retina Specialists and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. George has authored numerous scientific papers. He is dedicated to the surgical teaching and mentoring of vitreoretinal fellows, residents, and medical students. He is also involved in clinical research, including national trials for age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular occlusion, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. George was born and raised in New Jersey. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Columbia University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He has done pioneering work on Artificial Vision for the Blind using a cortical prosthesis during his time at The Dobelle Institute. Dr. George then received his medical degree from Columbia University and also attained a PhD in Neurobiology and Behavior from Columbia as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program. He subsequently completed his internship year at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Dr. George enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, playing tennis and basketball, and watching football. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Arabic. He provides care for his patients at Downers Grove and Oak Forest, Illinois.

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Our History & Mission

University Retina was founded in 2005 in Oak Forest, Illinois. We are a comprehensive medical practice dedicated to providing outstanding retinal care for our patients. We have locations in Oak Forest, Bedford Park, and Lemont, Illinois.

Our Mission and Values

Our mission is simple. We constantly strive to provide our patients with the very best retinal care possible. Through our dedication to education, technology, charity, and compassionate care, we continuously strive to provide our patients with the highest level of care in the world.

Dr. George says...

We specifically specialize in the treatment of:

  • age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • diabetic retinopathy
  • retinal detachment repair
  • retinal vein occlusions
  • epiretinal membranes (also known as macular pucker)
  • disorders of the retina, vitreous, and macula.

Dr. George says...

University Retina offers the latest, state-of-the-art treatment options for retinal diseases, including:

  • intravitreal injection therapy
  • micropulse laser surgery
  • traditional laser surgery such as focal laser treatment and panretinal photocoagluation
  • photodynamic therapy - reduced-fluence and standard fluence PDT
  • cryotherapy
  • pneumatic retinopexy for retinal detachment repair
  • pneumatic maculopexy for vitreomacular traction
  • clinical trial enrollment

Dr. George's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Keratitis
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency Hospital
    University Of California At Los Angeles/ Jules Stein Eye Institute
  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Southern California
  • Undergraduate School
    Columbia University-Computer Engineering
  • Other Education
    Graduate School-Columbia Univeristy, College Of Physicians and Surgeons-Medical Scientist Training Program

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Retinal Diseases
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery