Dr. Saima Jalal, MD

Dr. Saima Jalal, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 39
Dr. Saima Jalal, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Elgin, IL and has been practicing for 15 years. She graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 2003 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read her story

750 Fletcher Dr Ste 106

Elgin, IL 60123

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Jalal performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Dry Eyes
very high
more than 89% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
more than 86% of peers
Chorioretinal Scars
more than 75% of peers

Dr. Jalal's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Jalal's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Jalal "Saima Jalal, M.D. After graduating Magna Cum laude from the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Saima Jalal received her medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago. Her internship in Internal Medicine was also acquired in Chicago at Louis Weiss Memorial Hospital. In 2007, upon completion of her Ophthalmology Residency at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, Dr. Jalal joined the professional staff of Fox Valley Ophthalmology. Dr. Jalal is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Illinois State Medical Society, the Kane County Medical Society and the American Medical Association. She is board-certified in Ophthalmology. The daughter of a career diplomat, Dr. Jalal grew up experiencing diverse cultures while living in several countries around the world. She is fluent in Urdu, Hindi, English and conversational Japanese. Dr. Jalal and her husband, a local cardiologist, with their three children have chosen to make their permanent home in the Fox Valley area."


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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

60  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hypertropia
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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9  Procedures

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.


  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Jalal has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Jalal's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Jalal to family and friends
13 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Jalal's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Open to discuss available treatment options as well as a discussion of my conditions status in terms that were understandable
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A very busy office, but never felt rushed. Staff is pleasant to patients. Have never been kept waiting. Would heartily recommend both the doctor and the overall practice.
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Dr Jalal took the time to answer all of my questions regarding an issue with my eyes after triple by-pass surgery and explained what exactly was the situation and future care.
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Dr. Jalal has been my eye Dr. for many years, she performed my eye surgery. She is wonderful and I would not hesitate to recommend her.
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