Dr. Rama Jager, MD

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Dr. Rama Jager, MD
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.

6320 159th St Ste A

Oak Forest, IL 60452

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Dr. Rama Jager, MD

Dr. Rama Jager, MD

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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid of Illinois
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Macular Hole
very high
more than 99% of peers
Macular Edema
very high
more than 99% of peers
Migraine
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • 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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Northwestern University (McCormick School Of Engineering)
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • University Chicago Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Stanford University
    Other Education | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Jager's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Jager to family and friends
4.6
based on 13 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Jager's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Lockport, IL |
I came to see Dr. Jager after acquiring holes in both of my retinas from recent cataract surgeries on my eyes. From the moment that I met Dr. Jager I felt very comfortable with him. His bedside manner is EXCELLENT. He is very knowledgeable and I felt very comfortable in my trust level of him. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM TO MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
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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Dr. Jager accepts 19 insurance carriers
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  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid of Illinois
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