Laura Sanders, MD

  • 836 W. Wellington Avenue, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois,60657
    773-296-8000
  • 3982 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago Eye Institute, Chicago, Illinois,60651
    773-282-2000
  • 1431 N. Western Avenue, St. Elizabeth\'s Hospital, Chicago, Illinois,60622
    773-342-8000
  • 2525 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois,60616
    312-236-6575

Laura Sanders, M.D.

Laura Sanders Eye Plastic surgery

 

Dr. Laura Sanders.

  • Dr. Sanders, a board certified ophthalmologist with fellowship training in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelid and periorbital tissues believes in the importance of preserving eye function while addressing functional and cosmetic problems. “Sometimes I’ve seen patients who have had their eyes done by doctors from other disciplines and who may look beautiful. Unfortunately, these patients, some of whom have had lasik or other refractive procedures, develop irritation, redness, tearing, and are miserable despite having had a “successful procedure”.
  • I think the benefit of having surgery from an oculoplastic surgeon is that our focus is oriented more towards maintenance or improvement of eye function over just cosmesis and yet our detail-oriented field enables us to understand the intricate nature of the anatomy such that enhancements can be performed in a subtle and natural way”.
  • Through her clinical training at Northwestern, fellowship training at the oldest and one of the busiest eye hospitals in the country, and experience in both private practice and being on staff at a major trauma center, Dr. Sanders has honed her skills in the surgical treatment of droopy and puffy eyelids, correction of eyelid malposition, management of benign and malignant eyelid growths, and traumatic problems of the eye socket, lids, tear ducts and periorbital tissue.
  • She also has a special interest in dealing with patients suffering from chronic dry eye syndrome or coping with tearing irregularities. In addition to focusing on functional eyelid, tearduct, and orbital problems, Dr. Sanders also has clinical experience in cosmetic procedures including but not limited to blepharoplasty surgery, brow lifts, Botox and other rejuvenative therapies.
  • Dr. Sanders also maintains a general practice servicing patients with glaucoma, diabetes, and other eye disorders.

Training and Education:

Undergraduate Degree

Washington University

St. Louis

 Missouri

Medical School

Case Western Reserve University 

Cleveland

 Ohio

Internship   

Northwestern University    

Chicago

 Illinois

Residency-Ophthalmology

Northwestern University    

Chicago

 Illinois

Fellowship

The New York Eye and Ear  Infirmary 

New York

 New York

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Faculty Positions:

  • University of Chicago- Part-time Clinical Associate-Section of Ophthalmology/Dept of Surgery 
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine-Clinical Instructor, Dept Ophthalmology

Staff Appointments and surgical privileges:

  • Little Company of Mary Hospital (Evergreen Park, IL)
  • Magna Surgical Center (Chicago, IL and Downtown Chicago, IL)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Mercy Hospital
  • Saints Elizabeth and Mary's Medical Center
  • Chicago Eye Institute

Professional Organizations:

  • Member American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Professional Member of Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness
  • Member of the Chicago Ophthalmological Society
  • Member of the Women in Ophthalmology (National)
  • Member of Women in Ophthalmology of the Windy City (WOW)
  • Case Western Reserve University Alumni Association
  • Washington University Women’s Alumni Group (Steering Committee Member-at-Large)


Cosmetic Services Available

Botox ◊ Fillers  ◊  Eyelid  ◊  Midface ◊  Forehead ◊  Face ◊  Brow

Insurances

Advocate Christ Health Partners
Aetna US Healthcare
CappCare/Beechstreet
Cigna Healthcare of IL
Core Source
Great West
PPO Next
Preferred Network Access
Preferred Plan, Inc.
Unicare, Inc. HMO and PPO
Humana Health Care HMO and PPO
Private Healthcare
BlueCross BlueShield HMO of ILLINOIS
United Healthcare
BlueCross BlueShield
Medicare
Blue Choice

Lectures & Publications

  • University of Chicago School of Medicine (Chicago, IL) “Basic Oculoplastic Exam” and “Eyelid and Canalicular Trauma” Lectures to Ophthalmology Residents 7/13/2011
  • University of Chicago School of Medicine ( Chicago, IL) “Orbital Inflammatory Disorders” and “Orbital Surgery” Lectures to Ophthalmology Residents 6/15/2011
  • Northwestern University School of Medicine (Chicago, IL) Taught 2nd year medical students Basic Eye Examination Skills 4/27/2011
  • Northwestern University School of Medicine (Chicago, IL) “Basic Lid & Orbit Exam, Mass Lesions and Lid Reconstruction, Basic Skin Closure, Sutures, Knots & Needles” Lecture to Ophthalmology Residents 7/23/2010
  • Northwestern University School of Medicine (Chicago, IL) “Orbital Inflammatory Diseases, Orbital Surgery, and Treatment of Seventh Nerve Palsies” Lecture to Ophthalmology Residents 9/25/09
  • Northwestern University School of Medicine (Chicago, IL) Taught 2nd year medical students Basic Eye Examining Skills 4/23/09
  • Northwestern University School of Medicine (Chicago, IL) Assistant instructor of Cadaver Dissection Course for first/second year residents 9/23/08
  • Glenbrook Hospital (Chicago, IL) Administered Mock Oral Boards to 2nd year Northwestern residents 5/9/08
  • Northwestern University School of Medicine (Chicago, IL) Taught 2nd year medical students Basic Eye Examining Skills 4/23/08
  • Northwestern University School of Medicine (Chicago, IL) “Chalazion and Trichiasis
  • Lecture to Ophthalmology Residents 1/25/08
  • Northwestern University School of Medicine (Chicago, IL) “enucleation, evisceration, exenteration” Lecture to Ophthalmology Residents” 1/25/08
  • Northwestern University School of Medicine (Chicago, IL) “Wet lab-evisceration and enucleation techniques”Ophthalmology Residents 1/25/08
  • Northwestern University School of Medicine (Chicago, IL) Taught 3rd year medical students Basic Eye Examining Skills 10/12/07
  • Northwestern University School of Medicine (Chicago, IL) Taught 2nd year medical students Basic Eye Examining Skills 4/17/09
  • Northwestern University School of Medicine (Chicago, IL) “Eyelid Malposition”
  • Lecture to Ophthalmology Residents 1/26/07
  • Northwestern University School of Medicine (Chicago, IL ) “Eyelid Mass Lesions and Lid Reconstruction” Lecture to Ophthalmology Residents 1/26/07
  • Graham School of General Studies-University of Chicago (Chicago, IL) “Surgical Management of Malignant Eyelid Tumors” 5/23/06
  • Graham School of General Studies-University of Chicago (Chicago, IL) “PuttingYour Best Face Forward” 5/2/06
  • Little Company of Mary Hospital (Evergreen Park, IL): “For Your Eyes Only” 8/30/04
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago, IL) Procter and administrator of oculoplastic section for resident mock oral boards 6/18/04
  • Christ Hospital (Oak Lawn, IL) “Red eye” lecture for internal medicine residents 10/17/03
  • Little Company of Mary Hospital (Evergreen Park, IL): “Your Eyes, what’s normal what’s not” Lecture to community regarding functional and cosmetic eyelid and periorbital disorders and treatments 9/7/03
  • Chicago Ridge Mall (Chicago Ridge, IL): “Your Eyes, what’s normal what’s not” 8/28/03
  • University of Chicago: Assistant to Dr. James Kapustiak M.D. Ophthalmic and Orbital Gross Anatomy Dissection course. Course designed to teach ophthalmology residents in the Chicago area, 3/22/03
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology meetings 2001( New Orleans, LA) 2002(Orlando, FLA)
  • Assistant to Drs. Robert Della Rocca and Edward Bedrossian Orbital dissection course
  • St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital (NYC): ptosis Lecture to Ophthalmology Residents 10/01
  • Tumor Board Conference (New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, NYC): monthly lectures
  • Grand Rounds Lecturer: Cleveland Clinic Foundation- Cole Eye Center 2/15/02
  • “Surgical Management of Malignant Eyelid Lesions”.

 

Levine, Mark R. Manual of Oculoplastic Surgery-3rd edition. prepared chapter 43 “Anophthalmic Socket Reconstruction” 2003.

 

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