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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.

Biography

Rama D. Jager, MD, MBA, FACS is a board-certified ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon. He is the President and Managing Partner of University Retina. He also serves as Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Illinois at Chicago / Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary.Dr. Jager specializes in the medical and surgical diseases of the retina, vitreous, and macula, including age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular occlusions, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment surgery, macular hole surgery, diabetic surgery, and epiretinal membrane surgery. He is also one of the few retina specialists worldwide trained to use the NAVILAS computer-navigated retinal imaging and laser treatment system.Dr. Jager has authored over 60 scientific papers, book chapters, and national meeting presentations with published abstracts. He has also co-authored three books in ophthalmology, Age-Related Macular Degeneration: A Comprehensive Text and the third and fourth editions of the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Review Manual for Ophthalmology.Dr. Jager is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology (recertified in 2014) and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also an active member of the American Society of Retina Specialists, the American Medical Association, and the Illinois Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.Dr. Jager has made charitable care for the disadvantaged one of his lifelong missions. He has volunteered his professional time and organized medical mission trips to Africa, India, New Orleans, and co-founded the CURE Network (Collaborative Underserved Relief and Education) whose mission is to provide health care for the disadvantaged. Dr. Jager cares for patients at University Retina headquarters in Oak Forest, Illinois. He is dedicated to the surgical teaching and mentoring of vitreoretinal fellows, residents, and medical students and new physicians, and has received awards for excellence in teaching.

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Chicago, IL |
I required retina surgery. Dr. Jager did an excellent job on the surgery. He has also done an excellent job on the follow-up. I would strongly recommend him.
in Chicago, IL |
Within minutes of my first consultation with Dr. Jager I felt comfortable and confident that he may be able to help me. He has a great "bedside manner" and his credentials are impeccable. His practice is involved in conduction clinical trials of new eye therapies, which further bolstered my confidence.
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Rama D. Jager, MD, MBA, FACS is a board-certified ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon. He is the President and Managing Partner of University Retina. He also serves as Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Illinois at Chicago / Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary.Dr. Jager specializes in the medical and surgical diseases of the retina, vitreous, and macula, including age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular occlusions, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment surgery, macular hole surgery, diabetic surgery, and epiretinal membrane surgery. He is also one of the few retina specialists worldwide trained to use the NAVILAS computer-navigated retinal imaging and laser treatment system.Dr. Jager has authored over 60 scientific papers, book chapters, and national meeting presentations with published abstracts. He has also co-authored three books in ophthalmology, Age-Related Macular Degeneration: A Comprehensive Text and the third and fourth editions of the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Review Manual for Ophthalmology.Dr. Jager is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology (recertified in 2014) and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also an active member of the American Society of Retina Specialists, the American Medical Association, and the Illinois Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.Dr. Jager has made charitable care for the disadvantaged one of his lifelong missions. He has volunteered his professional time and organized medical mission trips to Africa, India, New Orleans, and co-founded the CURE Network (Collaborative Underserved Relief and Education) whose mission is to provide health care for the disadvantaged. Dr. Jager cares for patients at University Retina headquarters in Oak Forest, Illinois. He is dedicated to the surgical teaching and mentoring of vitreoretinal fellows, residents, and medical students and new physicians, and has received awards for excellence in teaching.

Dr. Jager's Care Philosophy

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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Dr. Jager has expertise in treating diseases of the retina, vitreous and macula.  He specializes in:

Age-related Macular Degeneration

Diabetic Retinopathy / Diabetic Eye Disease

Retinal Vein Occlusions (Central Retinal Vein Occlusions)

Epiretinal Membranes

Macular Holes / Macular Hole Repair

Retinal Detachments / Retinal Detachment Repair

Dr. Jager'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
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Education

  • Medical School
    Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1999

  • Internship Hospital
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 2000

  • Residency Hospital
    University Chicago Hospital

    Completed in 2003

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Harvard Medical School

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    Northwestern University (McCormick School Of Engineering)

    Graduated in 1993

  • Other Education
    Stanford University

    Completed in 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Retinal Diseases
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery