Dr. William G. Myers, MD

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Dr. William G. Myers, MD

Ophthalmology | Male

Myers Center 9150 Crawford Ave Ste 201, Skokie, IL 60076 Get Directions
(847) 677-2794

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William Myers left Northshore Medical Group in 2015 to reopen a practice dedicated to care of his patients as...   Read More

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      Dr Myers understands that many patients feel rushed through an exam.  Dr. Myers has witnessed the change in medical care himself and does not like it.  This system was created by government and corporations. calling the shots  He does not like the fact that much of the exam is done without facing the patient due to meaningless computer data entry.  In his new environment he reconfirms his desire to have more personal care and testing.  He has decided to spend more time with his patients during the exam and is reducing the number of patients seen per hour.  

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      Lake Forest, IL |
      Dr Myers is very thorough. He spends a lot of time on eye health and checking for proper vision. I went to old office and was unhappy with the new care team and so I am returning to Dr Myers. Since he is part time at this office scheduling may be tricky but you wont be disappointed.
      in Chicago, IL |
      Excellent, I will recommend him to family and friend. He perform cataract removal on both my eyes. I'm very please with Dr Myers.
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      Specialties

      • Ophthalmology
      • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
      • Anterior Segment Surgery
      • Cataract Surgery
      • Cornea & External Diseases
      • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
      • Glaucoma

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      • Ophthalmology

      Conditions Treated

      • Acquired Coloboma
      • 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
      • Bell's Palsy
      • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
      • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
      • Benign Tumor
      • Blepharitis
      • Blind Hypotensive Eye
      • Blindness
      • Blocked Tear Duct
      • Brain Disorders
      • Cancer
      • Cataract
      • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
      • Chalazion
      • Chorioretinal Scars
      • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
      • Color Blindness
      • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
      • Contusion of the Eyeball
      • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
      • Corneal Diseases
      • Corneal Erosion
      • Corneal Ulcer
      • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
      • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
      • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
      • Diabetic Retinopathy
      • Diplopia
      • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
      • Drusen
      • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
      • Dry Eyes
      • Ectropion of Eyelid
      • Entropion
      • Esotropia
      • Exophoria
      • Exotropia
      • Eye Cancer
      • Eye Infections
      • Eye Melanoma
      • Eyelid Disorders
      • Eyelid Spasm
      • Farsightedness
      • Floaters
      • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
      • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
      • Glaucoma
      • Graves' Disease
      • Headache
      • Herpetic Keratitis
      • Heterophoria
      • Hypertropia
      • Hyphema
      • Iridocyclitis
      • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
      • Keratitis
      • Keratoconus
      • Lazy Eye
      • Macular Edema
      • Macular Hole
      • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
      • Migraine
      • Nearsightedness
      • Nerve Sheath Tumors
      • Nystagmus
      • Ocular Hypertension
      • Optic Neuritis
      • Paralytic Strabismus
      • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
      • Pinguecula
      • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
      • Presbyopia
      • Progressive High Myopia
      • Pterygium
      • Retina Diseases
      • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
      • Retinal Dystrophy
      • Retinal Hemorrhage
      • Retinal Ischemia
      • Retinal Neovascularization
      • Retinal Telangiectasia
      • Retinal Vein Occlusion
      • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
      • Sarcoidosis
      • Senile Cataracts
      • Sjögren's Syndrome
      • Solar Retinopathy
      • Strabismus
      • Stye
      • Tear Duct Disorders
      • Temporal Arteritis
      • Thyroid Disease
      • Trichiasis
      • Ulcer
      • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
      • Vascular Disease
      • Visual Field Defects
      • Vitreous Hemorrhage
      • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

      Procedures Performed

      • Anterior Vitrectomy
      • Cataract Removal Surgery
      • Excision of Chalazion
      • Eye Surgery
      • Eyelid Surgery
      • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
      • Glaucoma Surgery
      • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
      • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
      • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
      • Repair of Eye Laceration

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        Malpractice Claims

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      • 0
        Sanctions

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        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Dartmouth College

        Graduated in 1978

      • Internship Hospital
        Roosevelt Hospital Columbia University

        Completed in 1979

      • Residency Hospital
        Northwestern University Feinberg School Of Medicine

        Completed in 1982

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Med College Of Wisconsin

        Completed in 1983

      • Undergraduate School
        Haverford College

        Graduated in 1974

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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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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      Dr. Myers' Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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      Dr. Myers says...

      • William Myers left Northshore Medical Group in 2015 to reopen a practice dedicated to care of his patients as a primary goal.  Medicine has become an impersonal big medicine machine.  It is time for doctors to take back the reins of medical control.  This is best served by doctors individually working with their patients.  At Dr Stuart Sondheimer's office in Skokie, near his prior locations in Evanston and Skokie,  Dr Myers can now arrange personalized patient care with less need for bureaucratic management.  This will lead to greater doctor patient direct time and less filing in meaningless computer data.
      • His new location has state of the art equipment and he is a faculty member at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine where he has taught and mentored residents in cataract surgery for over 30 years.  He was named Teacher of the Year 3 straight years in the Ophthalmology Program there.
      • Dr Myers established a Resident Education fund at Northwestern making a major donation to promote resident education.   Dr. Myers created the ambulatory surgery mentorship program in 2002.  He has trained several classes of ophthalmologists in that role.  He current researches in the field of ophthalmic pharmacology introducing intracameral (Dropless) dilation techniques to cataract surgery in the United States.  Most patients do not need to use any drops prior to or after their cataract surgery.  Dr Myers has been the creator and primary instructor in an international program at the ASCRS and AAO, ophthalmology's largest organized groups for the last several years.  He is a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry.  
      • Dr Myers has performed more than 2000 cataract surgeries.  He is an active member and part owner of Northshore Same Day Surgery Center in Lincolnwood where he performs most of his cataract procedures.  He was instrumental in getting a femtosecond cataract laser at the Center, but after completing certification on the laser, he still prefers the surgical feel of manual self-performed surgery.  He has been a speaker at the annual Resident Phacoemulsification Course at Northwestern since its inception, giving him exposure to the other best surgical teachers in the Chicago.
      • Dr Myers lives in Chicago with his wife Lisa and dog, Sookie a Grand Champion Bearded Collie.  He has two daughters, Darienne a PhD candidate at UCSF Immunology Program and Jenna, an admissions officer at her alma mater, Bryn Mawr College.
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      Dr. Myers' Care Philosophy

      Personal service in a caring manner complemented by state of the art equipment.

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      Dr. Myers says...

      Dr Myers is one of the most experienced cataract surgeons in the country.  He has developed a protocol for no shot no patch no drops surgery to relieve the patient from many of the worries following cataract surgery.  He regularly takes part in national and international meeting as a lecturer and course director.  He is considered one to the thought leaders regarding no drop cataract surgery.  He has a great network of sub specialists.

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      Dr. Myers says...

      Dr Myers has performed more than 2000 cataract surgeries.  He is an active member and part owner of Northshore Same Day Surgery Center in Lincolnwood where he performs most of his cataract procedures.  He was instrumental in getting a femtosecond cataract laser at the Center, but after completing certification on the laser, he still prefers the surgical feel of manual self-performed surgery.  

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      Dr. Myers says...

      Dr Myers understands that many patients feel rushed through an exam.  Dr. Myers has witnessed the change in medical care himself and does not like it.  This system was created by government and corporations. calling the shots  He does not like the fact that much of the exam is done without facing the patient due to meaningless computer data entry.  In his new environment he reconfirms his desire to have more personal care and testing.  He has decided to spend more time with his patients during the exam and is reducing the number of patients seen per hour.