Dr. Thomas Mizen, MD

Dr. Thomas Mizen, MD

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64 y/o
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Dr. Thomas Mizen, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 38 years. He specializes in ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology.

Thomas R. Mizen, M.D. & Associates, LLC

6187 S Archer Ave Ste 101

Chicago, IL 60638
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian

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Top Care Areas

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

Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Optic Neuritis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Diplopia
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Mizen'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Mizen "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."

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2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

96  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
  • Bell's Palsy
  • 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
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • 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
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • 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 Neovascularization
  • 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

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10  Procedures

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

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 Center Feinberg School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Rush-Presby-St Lukes Med Ct
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Rush-Presby-St Lukes Med Ct
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Barnes - Jewish Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Mizen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Mizen's Reviews

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mizen to family and friends
15 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Mizen's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

This review is for the inept people he has in his front office. After checking in and waiting for an hour, someone asks who are you waiting for, why don't we have your chart. Never coming back to this office
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23 years as a patient. I describe Dr. Mizen to friends as an example of what a 5 star doctor is. He the most brilliant doctor that I have ever seen and I have seen a lot of doctors in my life. He diagnosed me correctly and immediately when a number of other neurologists failed. I am 100%...more
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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.
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