Dr. Robert S. Feder, MD

Dr. Robert S. Feder, MD

13 reviews

Ophthalmology | Male | 62 years old

Northwestern Medical Group
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Dr. Feder specializes in Ophthalmology and practices in Chicago, IL. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Feder's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Reviews (8)
in Chicago, IL |
The very best of doctors, Takes his time and answers all questions thoroughly. I highly recommend him
Chicago, IL |
This doctor ruined my eye sight. After cataract surgery I got double vision (usually occurs when hitting a muscle during surgery, ghosting at night, dry eyes, infection, and too many more to list. Please do yourself a favor and stay away from this doctor and this department.
Chicago, IL |
I waited over two hours. Never saw the doctor. Had the staff page his techs. They didn't know what was going on. Walked out and will never return.
in Chicago |
I'm an ICU nurse. I actually do some research before I talk to my doctor. I did not find him very knowledgeable. I asked him about different laser technologies that I had read about on other doctor's websites and he said he didn't know anything about it. I just had the impression that he could not be bothered. Had my surgery at a place that had the laser I asked him about. I see great - better than 20/20. I think Feder needs to work on his bedside manner and his knowledge base.
in Chicago, IL |
I have been his patient for over 10 years. Just left his office only to hear, as an aside, oh by the way, you have early macular degeneration. He said this to me in the hallway as he was leaving to visit his next patient. I tried desperately to ask questions however, he apparently had other thing son his mind. I am 64 y/o and have mentioned blurred vision to Dr. Feder for years. DO NOT SCHEDULE WITH HIM. I will be writing a letter to the Chief of Staff and Hospital Administrator.
in Chicago, IL |
Dr. Feder is very professional and knowledgeable. He takes an authentic interest in his patients and stays with them to answer any questions. For afternoon appointments, the wait to see him is longer than during morning appointments, so I would recommend scheduling morning appointments. He is an excellent doctor, though.
in Highwood, IL |
Dr. Feder has outstanding credentials and expertise, but more importantly, he is a genuinely kind & compassionate person. I am very squeamish about anything relating to eyes, but he was extremely understanding and reassuring when I needed cataract surgery; he accommodated my terror without making me feel foolish. He is also a superb educator -- both in that he regularly incorporates medical students into the eye clinic, and also in that he is very willing to explain things to me.
in Chicago, IL |
Horrific experience. After cataract surgery, and never had before surgery: - dry eyes -nerve palsey -excessive tearing -numerous floats some very large obstructing vision -retina tear -partially blocked tear duct -triple vision at night with ghosting - double vision all the time (hitting nerve during surgery - Had to have YAG surgery -blepharitis -white scaqrs forming on iris -thousands of dollars in new glasses because he couldn't get the prescription correct -
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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Still's Disease
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


  • Medical School
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1978

  • Internship Hospital
    Mount Zion Hospital

    Completed in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    Barnes Jewish Hospital

    Completed in 1982

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

    Completed in 1983

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery