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Seenu Hariprasad, MD, Ophthalmology, Chicago, IL, University of Chicago Medical Center


Ophthalmology Chicago, IL

Retinal Disease

Shui-Chin Lee Professor and Interim-Chair, Department of Ophthalmolgy, University of Chicago

Overview of Dr. Hariprasad

Seenu M. Hariprasad, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Chief, Vitreoretinal Service
Director, Clinical Research
Director, Fellowship in the Diseases and Surgery of the Retina, Macula and Vitreous

Dr. Hariprasad’s clinical activities involve a medical and surgical practice that focuses on vitreoretinal care. He is an expert in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic eye diseases and intraocular infections (endophthalmitis).

Dr. Hariprasad has advanced training in vitreoretinal surgery and has been recognized for his innovations in sutureless microincisional vitrectomy techniques, which have reduced operative time and postoperative pain.

Dr. Hariprasad is actively involved in clinical research, having been principal investigator or sub-investigator in more than 40 national clinical trials evaluating new drugs, devices, surgical innovations, and drug delivery for a variety of conditions including age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular occlusion, endophthalmitis and diabetic retinopathy. His research efforts have resulted in more than 120 peer-reviewed publications, meeting abstracts and textbook chapters. His work has contributed to the understanding and use of new medications to combat a wide variety of vitreoretinal disorders.

In addition to serving on the editorial board for the American Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr. Hariprasad is also a Scientific Referee for seven major ophthalmology journals. Additionally, he serves on the editorial boards for Retinal Physician and Ocular Surgery News.

Education & Training

  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
    Washington University in St. Louis School of MedicineFellowship, Surgical Retina and Vitreous, 2003 - 2005
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Baylor College of MedicineResidency, Ophthalmology, 2000 - 2003
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Baylor College of MedicineInternship, Transitional Year, 1999 - 2000
  • Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
    Perelman School of Medicine at the University of PennsylvaniaClass of 1999
  • Cornell University
    Cornell UniversityBA, Neuroscience , Distinction in All Subjects, 1991 - 1994

Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2005 - 2023
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Chicago Magazine: Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2014
  • America's Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2013-2014
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2012-2013
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Authored Content

  • Systemic Steroids Continue to Be Prescribed for CSC Despite Potential RisksSeptember 2020
  • Atropine Drops Effectively Control Myopia ProgressionJanuary 2019

Press Mentions

  • Top ONE Network News of 2019
    Top ONE Network News of 2019December 20th, 2019
  • Update on Intraoperative OCT for Vitreoretinal Surgery
    Update on Intraoperative OCT for Vitreoretinal SurgeryJanuary 1st, 2020

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
    Aetna HMO
    BCBS Blue Card PPO
    BCBS Illinois BlueChoice Select
    BCBS Illinois PPO
    BCBS Tennessee Network 5
    CIGNA Open Access
    Cofinity PPO
    Coventry Health Care PPO Platinum
    Coventry Missouri - HMO/POS
    First Health PPO
    Great West PPO
    HealthLink PPO
    Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    Multiplan PHCS PPO
    Multiplan PPO
    Sagamore Health Plus
    United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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