Dr. Richard Quinones, MD

Dr. Richard Quinones, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. Richard Quinones, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Homewood, IL and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from University Of Michigan Medical School in 1984 and specializes in ophthalmology and cataract surgery.Read his story

2640 183rd St

Homewood, IL 60430

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • HealthSmart
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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 98% of peers
Ocular Hypertension
very high
more than 96% of peers
Glaucoma Surgery
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Quinones' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Quinones "Richard Quinones, M.D. is a nationally renowned specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. Dr. Quinones epitomizes the fact that good medicine is "life-long learning", as he constantly reads and researches to find the best treatment options for his patients. While glaucoma is a vision threatening condition, Dr. Quinones works effortlessly to provide his patients the most advanced treatment options to preserve vision. With a passion for teaching and public speaking, Dr. Quinones is invited to lecture nationally and internationally on the most effective diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. Further, he is the principal investigator on several research projects striving to provide the latest treatment options for his patients. He is described by his patients as "dedicated", "the best", and "the one who saved my sight". His peers describe him as a "tireless worker" who goes above and beyond for the needs of his patients. Doctors he has mentored state: "he taught me everything I know about glaucoma, and continually reads about innovations to provide the best care for his patients." Dr. Quinones serves as the President of the Chicago Glaucoma Society, a group of 50 local glaucoma specialists who meet regularly to discuss topics related to glaucoma, difficult patient cases, and coding issues. He is also an advocate for patients and our profession, serving on the board of the Illinois Association of Ophthalmology, as a Councilor for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and on committees of the Illinois State Medical Society. Dr. Quinones remains active in his local Lions Club chapter dedicated to preserving sight. Outside of the office, Dr. Quinones enjoys watching his 3 children participate in sporting events, watching professional sports (especially hockey, Big M football, and baseball), listening to music, and reading."


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2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

46  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects


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18  Procedures

  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Coreoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • 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.


  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • University Of Michigan Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Swedish Covenant Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • The University Of Chicago Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Of Illinois At Chicago Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Quinones has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Quinones' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Quinones to family and friends
2 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (2)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Quinones' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I have been going to Dr Quinones for about 15 years (maybe more). and he has kept my glaucoma under control mainly through various eyedrops. Had an SLT one time, and that was a quick and successful in and out procedure. I highly recommed him. He keeps quite busy, and appointments must be made...more
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Dr Quinones takes the time to explain procedures, treatments that the patient may have to have. He is professional, but not stuffy. My glaucoma is stable, and I am very comfortable asking questions about my care and getting answers that I understand. Dr Quinones is sincere and has a genuine concern...more
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