Larson Eye Center
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Dr LarsonBRUCE C. LARSON, M.D.
Cataract Surgery

Dr. Bruce Larson received his medical degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago in 1979. He then performed an Internship at the University of Southern California.

Dr. Larson completed his Ophthalmology Residency at Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, where he served as Chief Resident. He also completed a one year Fellowship in Retina, Vitreous and Laser Surgery at the University of Illinois.

Dr. Bruce Larson is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist in private practice at Larson Eye Center, Ltd. since 1985. Dr. Larson is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS), and the Illinois Association of Ophthalmology (IAO).


SOPHIA SARKOS, M.D.SOPHIA SARKOS, M.D.
Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Cataract Surgery

Dr. Sophia Sarkos received her medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1993 after completing her undergraduate studies at Duke University, Durham, NC. She then performed her Internship at the Cleveland Clinic and completed both her Ophthalmology Residency and a one year Clinical Research Fellowship at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA.

Dr. Sarkos also completed an Anterior Segment and Refractive Fellowship with John Doane, M.D. of Discover Vision Centers in Leawood, KS in July, 2004. She is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist in private practice since 1998. Dr. Sophia Sarkos has a special interest in cataract surgery.


LAUREN SAXELAUREN SAXE, M.D. *
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. Lauren Saxe received her medical degree from Boston University Medical School in 1987. She performed her Internship at Framingham Union Hospital in Framingham, MA and completed her Ophthalmology Residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago.

Dr. Saxe is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist in private practice since 1992.


Neha Iyengar, M.D.

NEHA IYENGAR, M.D. *
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. Neha Iyengar received her medical degree from New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY in 2000. She then performed her Internship at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Dr. Iyengar completed her Ophthalmology Residency at the University of Chicago, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science in 2004.

Dr. Iyengar is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist in private practice since 2004.


KATHLEEN BLAKE, M.D.KATHLEEN BLAKE, M.D. *
Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Oculoplastics Specialist

Dr. Kathleen Blake received her medical degree from the Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL in 1981. She then performed her Internship and Ophthalmology Residency at the Loyola University Medical Center.

Dr. Blake completed a one year Fellowship in Oculoplastics and Oncology at Baylor Medical Center, Houston, TX. She served as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Loyola Medical Center for 10 years before entering into private practice at Larson Eye Center, Ltd. in 1997.

Dr. Kathleen Blake is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist with a special interest in plastic surgery of the eye, BOTOX, Restylane and Latisse.


DANIEL OWENS, MDDANIEL P. OWENS, M.D. *
Diseases and Surgery of the Retina

Dr. Daniel Owens received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, MI in 2005. He completed his Internship at Michigan State University and performed his Residency at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL. Dr. Owens then completed a two-year Vitreo-Retinal Surgical Fellowship at Northwestern-McGraw Medical Center, Chicago. Dr. Owens is an attending physician at Edward Hines VA Hospital and a Clinical Assistant Professor at Loyola University Department of Ophthalmology, Maywood, IL.

Dr. Owens is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who specializes in medical and surgical treatments for diseases affecting the retina, macula and vitreous.


MICHAEL MACEK, O.D.MICHAEL MACEK, O.D. *
Comprehensive Optometry
Contact Lens Specialist

Dr. Michael Macek graduated from Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL in 1988 and received his Doctorate Degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1993. He is an Optometrist in private practice since 1994.

Dr. Macek is a contact lens specialist who works with all types of contact lens styles for all age groups. He has a special interest in Ortho K technology.


Caroline Machnicki,O.D.CAROLINE MACHNICKI, O.D. *
Comprehensive Optometry
Contact Lens Specialist

Dr. Caroline Machnicki graduated from the College of St. Thomas,St. Paul, MN in 1988 and received her Doctorate Degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1992. She then performed Optometric Externships at Maryville Academy City of Youth in Des Plaines, IL and Fort Sheridan Army Base in Highland Park, IL.

Dr. Machnicki is an Optometrist in private practice since 1992.  She is a contact lens specialist who works with all types of contact lens styles for all age groups.


Caroline Machnicki,O.D.PATRICIA MOSER, O.D. *
Comprehensive Optometry
Contact Lens Specialist

Dr. Patricia Moser graduated from Benedictine University in 1988 and received her Doctorate Degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1992. She has been in private practice since 1993. Dr. Moser does eye exams for people of all ages including children's school exams and fits all types of contact lenses.

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