Dr. Saima Jalal, MD

Dr. Saima Jalal, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 39
(8)
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Dr. Saima Jalal, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Elgin, IL. She is 39 years old and has been practicing for 14 years. 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

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

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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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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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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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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)

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 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
3.5
based on 8 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Jalal's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Schaumburg |
I really like Dr. Jalal. She is courteous, very professional and answers all my questions so I can understand the answers. She performed my cataract surgeries in Sept. 2016 and has been my eye Dr. for the last (I think) 4 yrs. I highly reccommend her services.
in Elgin, IL |
Dr Jalal performed Cataract Surgery last year on both of my eyes, 1 month apart. The best decision, I ever made was to go ahead and have the procedure. She was very thorough in her explanation of the Surgery, what to expect and the outcome. She took the time to listen to my concerns. I would recommend her and have!! Great Doctor!!!
Elgin, IL |
Excellent clinician. Was able to see her emergently and gave me information that greatly reduced my concerns. Ver knowledgeable and compassionate.
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Dr. Jalal accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • HFN
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Jalal has admitting privileges

Advocate Sherman Hospital
1425 N Randall Rd
Elgin, IL 60123
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Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital
300 Randall Rd
Geneva, IL 60134
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Presence Saint Joseph Hospital - Elgin
77 N Airlite St
Elgin, IL 60123
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