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James McDonnell, MD, Ophthalmology, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, Edward Hines, Jr. Veterans Affairs Hospital

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Ophthalmology Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Pediatric & Strabismus

Professor, Vice Chair, Director of Adult Ocular Alignment Surgery and Pediatric Ophthalmology, Loyola University-Stritch School of Medicine

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  • Office

    1 South 260 Summitt Ave.
    Oakbrook Terrace
    Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
    Phone(630) 953-6714
    Fax(630) 953-6677
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Summary

  • Surgical and non-surgical management of all complex strabismus and Double Vision, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Childhood Eyelid and Tearing abnormalities.
  • Treating Crossed Eyes at Loyola

    Aleksandra Pryszcewska suffered most of her life from strabismus, also known as wandering eye, until she met with James McDonnell, MD, an ophthalmologist at Loy

    Surgery helps straighten lazy eye

    Doctors call it strabismus, but most of us know it as lazy eye or wandering eye. Special glasses, eye patches and exercises are used to train the eyes to stay s

    No need to suffer from wandering eye or crossed eyes

    Dr. James McDonnell, the medical director of pediatric and specialty services ophthalmology at Loyola, and his patient talk about the physical and emotional dif

    No need to suffer from double vision with Graves' disease

    Dr. James McDonnell explains that Graves' disease is an autoimmune disease that can result in a special eye misalignment. His patient, José Vega, explains how h

    Dr. James McDonnell, a Loyola pediatric ophthalmologist, with WJOL radio

    Dr. James McDonnell, director of pediatric ophthalmology and adult ocular realignment, talks about treating preemies, double vision, crossed eyes, droopy eyelid

Education & Training

  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics
    University of Wisconsin Hospitals and ClinicsFellowship, Pediatric Ophthalmology, 1990 - 1991
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
    Medical College of WisconsinResidency, Ophthalmology, 1987 - 1990
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
    McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern UniversityResidency, Emergency Medicine, 1985 - 1987
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
    McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern UniversityClass of 1985
  • Georgetown University
    Georgetown UniversityAB, English, 1973 - 1977

Certifications & Licensure

  • WI State Medical License
    WI State Medical License 1987 - 1995
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 1985 - 2023
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology
  • American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology & StrabismusMember

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Americas Top Doctor Castle Connolly, 2015-2021
  • Chicago Magazine: Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2012-2021
  • America's Top Doctor Castle Connolly, 2014
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Press Mentions

  • Alternative to Surgery for Graves' Eye Disease: Low-Carb, Gluten-Free Diet May Help
    Alternative to Surgery for Graves' Eye Disease: Low-Carb, Gluten-Free Diet May HelpJuly 9th, 2014
  • Surgery for Crossed Eyes Not Just for Kids
    Surgery for Crossed Eyes Not Just for KidsSeptember 27th, 2012
  • Feast for the Eyes: 8 Nutrients to Help Protect Your Sight
    Feast for the Eyes: 8 Nutrients to Help Protect Your SightApril 1st, 2015
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Other Languages

  • Spanish

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