Dr. Tamara Fountain, MD

Dr. Tamara Fountain, MD

Oculoplastic Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Tamara Fountain, MD is an oculoplastic surgery specialist in Deerfield, IL and has been practicing for 22 years. She graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1988 and specializes in oculoplastic surgery.Read her story

740 Waukegan Rd Ste 360

Deerfield, IL 60015

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  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
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Dr. Fountain's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Eyelid Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fountain treats Eyelid Disorders more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Fountain treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Tear Duct Disorders

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fountain treats Tear Duct Disorders more than 83% of her peers

Dr. Fountain treats this condition more than 83% of her peers

Eye Infections

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fountain treats Eye Infections more than 54% of her peers

Dr. Fountain treats this condition more than 54% of her peers

Dr. Fountain's conditions and procedures:

Bell's Palsy
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
Benign Tumor
Blind Hypertensive Eye
Blocked Tear Duct
Botox® Injection
Brow Lift
Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
Dry Eyes
Ectropion of Eyelid
Enucleation of Eye
Excision of Chalazion
Eye Cancer
Eye Infections
Eye Surgery
Eyelid Disorders
Eyelid Spasm
Eyelid Surgery
Facial Peel
Graves' Disease
Nasal Lacrimal Duct Surgery
Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
Oculoplastic Surgery
Orbit Evisceration
Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
Orbital Exenteration 
Orbital Floor Fracture Repair
Orbital Surgical Procedures
Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
Repair of Lid Retraction
Skin Cancer
Surgical Biopsy
Tear Drainage Surgery
Tear Duct Disorders
Tear Duct Surgery
Thyroid Disease

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Fountain is committed to patient satisfaction and she enjoys the reward of listening to her patients as well as making sure they understand their conditions and their options for treating it.  Surgery can be an overwhelming life decision.  Dr. Fountain and her office staff are committed to helping make this process as reassuring as possible. 


  • Oculoplastic Surgery

Board Certifications


  • 1996
    University of Southern California
    Fellowship Hospital
  • 1992
    Johns Hopkins
    Residency Hospital
  • 1989
    Pennsylvania Hospital
    Internship Hospital
  • 1988
    Harvard Medical School
    Medical School
  • 1984
    Stanford University
    Undergraduate School


  • Spanish
  • English


  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Oral Examiner, American Board of Ophthalmology, 2014,16
  • Chairman of the Board, Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company, 2014-16
  • Board of Directors of Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance company, 2008-15
  • President, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2018
  • President, Illinois Association of Ophthalmology, 2002-2005
  • Senior Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2007
  • Executive Secretary, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, 2007-2011
  • Secretariat Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2008, 2010
  • America's Top Ophthalmologists, 2010 to pr
  • Board of Trustees, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2005-2008
  • Best Doctors, 2006-prese
  • Distinguished Alumnus, Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California, 2016
  • Distinguished Alumnus, Wilmer Eye Hospital, John Hopkins Hospital, 2015

Media & Publications

  • Lashing Out, April 2009
  • Ophthalmology: The Next Generation, Dec. 2011
  • Eyelid eversion for visualization of the upper eyelid lamellae; An anatomic cadaver study., 2011
  • Twitter at the 2014 and 2015 Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Ophthalmology., 2016
  • Castleman’s Disease in the Orbit of a 17-year-old Girl: A Case Report., 2013
  • Tool Kit., 2014
  • Ophthalmic Malpractice and Physician Gender: A Claims Data Analysis., 2014
  • Section Editor, Ptosis. Pearls and Pitfall in Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery, 2009
  • Perioperative Systemic Anticoagulation in Oculoplastics Procedures: Balancing the Risk, 2010
  • “Muller Muscle-Conjunctiva Resection (MMCR) for Blepharoptosis In Patients With Glaucoma Filtering Blebs”,, 2007

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Member
  • American Ophthalmological Society, Member
  • American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Member
  • Chicago Ophthalmological Society, Member
  • Department of Ophthalmology Section Chair Emeritus Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Rush University Medical Center Chicago, Professor
  • Illinois Association of Ophthalmology, Member
  • Women in Ophthalmology, Member

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I recently had eye surgery done by Dr. Fountain. I found her very easy to talk to and she takes the time to listen. She explained the procedure to me in depth before hand. Afterwards my recovery went almost word for word as she said it would. She and her assistant both followed up with me by phone...Read More
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Dr. Fountain did a perfectly beautiful reconstruct of my Right Ptosis (droopy eyelid). Anyone needing any form of eye plastic surgery would be hard pressed to find a better surgeon in the Chicago area.
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She looks great on paper, but completely botched my mother's eyelid lift. One eye ended up looking ABNORMALLY larger than the other, and the lifted eye has continual problems (constant tearing, dryness). When we returned for a follow up visit and questioned the results, her response was...Read More
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Dr. Fountain treated my 7 year old son after a glass picture frame shattered and damaged his eye. Her bedside manner was incredible with our entire family. She was extremely thorough and we knew we could trust her advice. She put all of us at ease. Her follow up call was very detailed. I would...Read More
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horrible staff and most of all this physician had an attitude problem and just doesn’t even care about her patients did not even address my issues and would not even listen to what I had to say expected more from her and left very dissatisfied would not recommend!!!!
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