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Jose De La Cruz Ophthalmology

Jose de la Cruz, MD, MSc


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Dr. Jose de la Cruz practices in the Department of Ophthalmology at UI Health. Dr. de la Cruz specializes in refractive surgery (LASIK), advanced technology intraocular lens implantation, laser-assisted cataract and cornea surgery, and complex corneal transplant surgery. At the Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary, Dr. de la Cruz developed the Artificial Cornea and Keratoprosthesis (KPro) Program, considered the top artificial cornea service in the Midwest. A trusted authority in the field, Dr. de la Cruz has co-authored several papers and book chapters comprising topics including keratoprosthesis surgery, refractive surgery in presbyopic age group, infections in refractive surgery, and outcomes of laser-assisted cataract surgery. He is certified in the use of the LenSx® Femtosecond Laser System for cataract surgery.

Language : English

Specialties & Services

  • Ophthalmology
  • Vision Correction Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Intraocular Lens Placement (Secondary)
  • Keratoprosthesis
  • Ocular Trauma


Specialty Care Building

1009 S. Wood St.
Chicago, IL 60612
312.996.EYES (3937)

Millennium Park Eye Center, Suite 410

30 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60602


  • Medical School: Ponce School of Medicine
  • Residency: New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Fellowship: Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Eye Ear Infirmary (Cornea External Diseases and Refractive Surgery)
  • Fellowship: University of Illinois/Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary (Advanced Refractive Surgery & Cornea)