Dr Kamran Riaz is a board-certified and fellowship-trained ophthalmologist with a subspecialty interest in advanced/complex cataract surgery; treatment of corneal disease such as dry eye and corneal transplant surgery (full thickness and partial thickness transplant surgery, such as DSAEK and DMEK); and laser & refractive surgery (LASIK, PRK, etc) for patients who wish to achieve independence from glasses. He offers personalized cataract surgery options including laser cataract surgery, options to correct astigmatism and decrease the need for glasses after cataract surgery. He is among the first doctors in the Chicagoland area to offer “dropless” cataract surgery, eliminating the need for patients to use eye drops after cataract surgery.
Dr. Riaz attended college at the University of Illinois at Chicago and graduated magna cum laude with dual degrees in Economics and History. He attended medical school at the UIC College of Medicine and completed his ophthalmology residency at Northwestern University where he served as the Chief Resident and was recognized with the “Best Resident Research Award” in 2012. He then completed a Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 2013.
Dr Riaz is also a recognized contributor to academic ophthalmology. He is an Director of Refractive Surgery and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Chicago, training and teaching residents and medical students. Dr Riaz is actively involved in over a dozen clinical research projects and clinical trials. He has over two dozen publications, book chapters, posters and presentations at national ophthalmology conferences and peer-reviewed journals. He has lectured nationally at ophthalmology conferences and board-exam review courses. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Cornea Society and the Chicago Ophthalmology Society.