Cornea Service


Elmer Tu
Elmer Tu, MD

Dimitri Azar
Dimitri Azar, MD, MBA
Soledad Cortina
Soledad Cortina, MD
Jose de la Cruz
Jose de la Cruz, MD
Ali Djalilian
Ali Djalilian, MD
Sandeep Jain
Sandeep Jain, MD

Kai Kang, MD

Mark Rosenblatt
Mark Rosenblatt, MD, PhD, MBA
Joel Sugar
Joel Sugar, MD


Clinic Information

Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary Millennium Park Eye Center
Clinic Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (M-F)
Clinic Phone: (312) 996-8937
Fax Number: (312)  355-4248
Address: 1855 W. Taylor, Suite 3.164 
Manager: Jill Hollinger, (312) 996-8937
Clinic Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (M-F)
Clinic Phone: (312) 996-2020
Fax Number: (312) 346-5292
Address: 30 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 410
Chicago, IL 60602


Cornea Service Description

The Cornea and External Disease Service manages patients with diseases of the front of the eye including corneal and conjunctival infections, keratoconus, cataracts, tumors of the iris and conjunctiva, blepharitis, dry eye, corneal scarring, complications of trauma and ocular surgery as well as hereditary corneal diseases like Fuchs’ Dystrophy. The service has extensive expertise in all forms of partial thickness corneal transplantation including DMEK, DSAEK/ DSEK, and DALK as well as traditional penetrating keratoplasty that provides patients with the widest array of treatment options. Those not eligible for human corneal transplantation may qualify for our Artificial Cornea Program, which is the largest program of its kind in the Midwest for implanting keratoprostheses. The service also provides access to state-of-the-art imaging technology to quickly and accurately diagnose a wide spectrum of diseases. Cornea specialists also work with the Contact Lens Service to offer advanced contact lens therapies including the PROSE lens and offer the opportunity to participate in the latest clinical trials for dry eye diseases, corneal transplantation and corneal infections.


For more information on appointments at any of our Clinics, including insurances taken, payment policies, and Frequently Asked Questions, see Appointments.


Dr. Elmer Tu in the Cornea Clinic