Dr. Sanjay Rao, MD


Ophthalmology | Male

Dr. Sanjay Rao, MD
Dr. Sanjay Rao, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 22 years. Dr. Rao is affiliated with Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

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    Dr Rao performed cateract surgery on me a few years ago. He put two different types of lenses in each eye - neither were the correct application. I also have found that the lens in the left eye is not correctly centered on the eye. My vision is slowly getting worse and is not correctable and I have pain that has lead to headaches. At my last appt he said " you have dry eye"
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    Dr. Rao's Care Philosophy

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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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    • Awards & Honors
      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
      • American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award, 2004
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    • Ophthalmology

    Conditions Treated

    • Adverse Drug Reactions
    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • Astigmatism
    • Bell's Palsy
    • Benign Tumor
    • Blind Hypertensive Eye
    • Blindness
    • Blood Disorders
    • Cancer
    • Cataract
    • Cataract Surgery Complications
    • Chalazion
    • Chorioretinal Scars
    • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
    • Color Blindness
    • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
    • Corneal Diseases
    • Corneal Scar
    • Corneal Ulcer
    • Diabetes
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Dilatation
    • Diplopia
    • Down Syndrome
    • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
    • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • Dry Eyes
    • Edema
    • Eye Disease
    • Eye Infections
    • Eye Muscle Disorders
    • Eyelid Disorders
    • Eyelid Growth
    • Facial Diseases and Disorders
    • Facial Irregularities
    • Facial Lesions
    • Facial Palsy
    • Farsightedness
    • Floaters
    • Folliculitis
    • Food Allergy
    • Glaucoma
    • Graves' Disease
    • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
    • Headache
    • Heart Disease
    • Hormone Imbalance
    • Infections
    • Keratitis
    • Keratoconus
    • Laceration
    • Macular Degeneration
    • Melanoma
    • Migraine
    • Nearsightedness
    • Nerve Diseases
    • Optic Neuritis
    • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
    • Pterygium
    • Retina Diseases
    • Retinal Detachment
    • Retinal Dystrophy
    • Senile Cataracts
    • Shingles
    • Stroke
    • Ulcer
    • Uveitis
    • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
    • Vascular Disease
    • Visual Field Defects


    • Medical School
      Brown Medical School

      Graduated in 1995

    • Internship Hospital
      Mac Neal Hospital

      Completed in 1997

    • Residency Hospital
      UCLA Medical Center

      Completed in 2000

      University Sc Doheny Eye Institute

      Completed in 2000

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Rush University Medical Center

      Completed in 2001

    • Undergraduate School
      Brown University / Alpert Medical School

      Graduated in 1992

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    • Ophthalmology

    Procedures Performed

    • Anterior Vitrectomy
    • B-Scan Ultrasound
    • Biopsy
    • Blepharoplasty
    • Botox® Injection
    • Captique™ Injection
    • Cataract Removal Surgery
    • Collagen Injection
    • Cornea Surgery
    • Cornea Transplant
    • Disability Evaluation
    • Epi-LASIK Eye Surgery
    • Eye Procedure
    • Eye Surgery
    • Eyelid Surgery
    • Hylaform Injection
    • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
    • LASIK
    • Oculoplastics
    • Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    • Phakic Refractive Lens Implantation
    • Pterygium Surgery
    • Refractive Lens Exchange
    • Restylane® Injections
    • Transplant Surgery
    • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
    • YAG Laser Capsulotomy