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James Reidy, MD, Ophthalmology, Chicago, IL, University of Chicago Medical Center


Ophthalmology Chicago, IL

Anterior Segment Related, Cataract Related, Cornea & External Disease, Ocular Oncology

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Chicago Medicine

Overview of Dr. Reidy

Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs and Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science, The University of Chicago School of Medicine and Biological Sciences. Dr. Reidy is a recognized expert in the field of corneal surgery, and has recently completed a multicentered trial on cornea collagen cross-linking for the treatment of keratoconus. He has served as the Editor of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Basic Clinical Science Course and is the author of many peer-reviewed articles and several invited book chapters. Dr. Reidy is a recent recipient of the AAO’s Secretariat Award.

Education & Training

  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine (New Orleans)
    Louisiana State University School of Medicine (New Orleans)Residency, Ophthalmology, 1988 - 1989
  • Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center
    Michael Reese Hospital and Medical CenterResidency, Ophthalmology, 1985 - 1987
  • University of Utah Health
    University of Utah HealthFellowship, Ocular Oncology/Ophthalmic Pathology, 1984 - 1984
  • Loyola University Medical Center
    Loyola University Medical CenterInternship, Internal Medicine, 1983 - 1984
  • Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
    Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of MedicineClass of 1983
  • Georgetown University
    Georgetown UniversityB.S., 1974 - 1978

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 1989 - 2016
  • LA State Medical License
    LA State Medical License 1988 - 1989
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 1983 - 2023
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Best Doctors in America Castle Connolly, 2006, 2008, 2011-2016
  • Leading Physicians of the World 2014
  • Gift of Life Award Upstate New York Transplant Services, 2012
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • A case of recurrent benign episodic unilateral mydriasis and decrease visual acuity and review of the literature  
    Caty JT, Kogan M, Reidy JJ, Siddique AH, Farooq O, Li P, North American Journal of Medicine & Science, 1/1/2015
  • A Nomogram for producing consistently thin posterior lamellar microkeratome cuts for DSAEK  
    Lennox L, Reidy J, International Journal of Eye Banking, 1/1/2015
  • Transient visual loss due to reversible “pending” central retinal artery occlusion in occult giant cell arteritis  
    Sane M, Selvaduri A, Reidy J, Higgs D, Gonzales-Fernandez F, Lincoff N, Eye, 1/1/2014
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • The role of blepharitis in the healing course of corneal ulcers
    Tung CI, Reidy J, Mattern R, Patel S, Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology, Annual meeting, 1/1/2016
  • Safety, efficacy, and ease of on-site compounded autologous serum in the treatment of ocular surface disease
    Sane M, Gupta A, Reidy J, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Annual meeting, 1/1/2014
  • Early treatment of fungal keratitis with intrastromal voriconazole
    Macaluso K, Kunz WB, Reidy JJ, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Annual meeting, 1/1/2013
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  • Corneal cross-linking. Past, present, and future 
    Berlin, Germany - 1/1/2015
  • Corneal innervation, growth factors, and persistent epithelial defects. Current concepts and future directions 
    Berlin, Germany - 1/1/2015
  • Pre-operative prophylaxis Vs intracameral antibiotics 
    Wellington, New Zealand - 1/1/2015
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Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
    BCBS Tennessee Network 5
    CIGNA Open Access
    MagnaCare PPO
    United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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