Dr. Thomas R. Mizen, MD

Dr. Thomas R. Mizen, MD

Ophthalmology | Male | 62 years old

Neuro-ophthalmology is one of the subspecialties of ophthalmology that bridges neurology and neurosurgery. I get to see patients who have disorders of vision not on an ocular problem but rather on a brain problem. More often than not, I'm usually making a diagnosis and then trying to help the patient out with visual aids when we're finished. The surgical procedures I perform are usually those on the optic nerve or for the eye muscles for double vision. In younger patients who experience loss of vision from an inflamed optic nerve, as can occur with optic neuritis, recovery rates are as high as 84 percent with appropriate therapy. As patients get older and experience optic nerve strokes, unfortunately recovery is about 30 percent. Then what we need to do is to guide the patient through the pathway of rehabilitative services which are available to them. The role is of course to minimize vision loss, but then the role is to maximize patient comfort and performance of daily activities when we're finished.Read more

Thomas R. Mizen, M.D. & Associates, LLC
Accepting new patients

Learn about this Doctor

Care Philosophy

Neuro-ophthalmology is one of the subspecialties of ophthalmology that bridges neurology and neurosurgery. I get to see patients who have disorders of vision not on an ocular problem but rather on a brain problem. More often than not, I'm usually making a diagnosis and then trying to help the patient out with visual aids when we're finished. The surgical procedures I perform are usually those on the optic nerve or for the eye muscles for double vision. In younger patients who experience loss of vision from an inflamed optic nerve, as can occur with optic neuritis, recovery rates are as high as 84 percent with appropriate therapy. As patients get older and experience optic nerve strokes, unfortunately recovery is about 30 percent. Then what we need to do is to guide the patient through the pathway of rehabilitative services which are available to them. The role is of course to minimize vision loss, but then the role is to maximize patient comfort and performance of daily activities when we're finished.Read more

Dr. Mizen's Experience

99Experience
Match
Experience Match

See how Dr. Mizen's experience matches your preferences.

1
Specialties

For the best healthcare for your needs, choose a doctor who specializes in your medical condition.

1
Board Certifications

Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which they practice.

90
Conditions Treated

Check to see that this provider treats your medical condition.

11
Procedures Performed

Check to see that this provider performs the procedure that you need.

Background Check

Check to see if your provider has any malpractices, board actions, or sanctions.

Education

Learn more about where this provider went to medical school, residency, and more.

Awards & Recognition

View information about special awards and recognition for this provider.

Languages Spoken

Check to see what languages this provider and/or staff speak.

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

View memberships and affiliations associated with this provider.

Visiting Dr. Mizen

Dr. Mizen accepts 19 insurance carriers

View all insurance carriers

19 Insurance Carriers Accepted*

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment

/* /.overlay-container */}

Affiliated Hospitals

Hospital Quality

Check out the quality of care at the 1 hospitals where Dr. Mizen has admitting privileges.

Hospital Quality Awards

×

Reviewing Dr. Mizen

Dr. Mizen's Review Details
4 based on 12 responses
Help millions around the nation find the right doctor by sharing your experience with your doctor.
Key Survey Insights
  • Trustworthiness
     (12)
  • Helpfulness
     (12)
  • Staff
     (12)
  • Scheduling
     (12)
Experience with Dr. Mizen
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (12)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (12)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (12)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
     (12)
Dr. Mizen's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (12)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (12)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
     (12)
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    31 – 45 minutes (11)
Open Full Survey+
in Chicago, IL |
I was referred to Dr. Mizen in 2009 when I was diagnosed with Strabismus (crossed eyes) as a result of Graves Disease. He was able to correct my vision with only 2 procedures (one on each eye) . Both were done out patient with almost immediate positive results. I am truly grateful in finding him.
Have you seen Dr. Thomas R. Mizen, MD?
Are you Dr. Thomas R. Mizen, MD? Post a response on your personalized profile.
×

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Why It Matters: Dr. Mizen's Board Certifications

Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Illinois.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What are board actions

Education

  • Medical School
    R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    Rush-Presby-St Lukes Med Ct
  • Residency Hospital
    Rush-Presby-St Lukes Med Ct
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Barnes - Jewish Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
    Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    What is a recognized doctor
  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Mizen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

Dr. Mizen does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Mizen and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your free profile.

×

Dr. Mizen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
×

Why Does Experience Matter?

Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.

×

Patient Satisfaction Results for Dr. Mizen

Overall Patient Satisfaction Score

Dr. Mizen's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
31 – 45 minutes

Experience with Dr. Mizen

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
×

Dr. Mizen's Care Philosophy

Neuro-ophthalmology is one of the subspecialties of ophthalmology that bridges neurology and neurosurgery. I get to see patients who have disorders of vision not on an ocular problem but rather on a brain problem. More often than not, I'm usually making a diagnosis and then trying to help the patient out with visual aids when we're finished. The surgical procedures I perform are usually those on the optic nerve or for the eye muscles for double vision. In younger patients who experience loss of vision from an inflamed optic nerve, as can occur with optic neuritis, recovery rates are as high as 84 percent with appropriate therapy. As patients get older and experience optic nerve strokes, unfortunately recovery is about 30 percent. Then what we need to do is to guide the patient through the pathway of rehabilitative services which are available to them. The role is of course to minimize vision loss, but then the role is to maximize patient comfort and performance of daily activities when we're finished.