Lucas J. Wendel, M.D.

Lucas Wandel MDDr. Luke Wendel graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in biology. He then earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa in 2006. After completing an internship at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, he returned to Iowa to complete his ophthalmology residency at the prestigious University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. He subsequently stayed to complete an intensive medical retinal fellowship, in which he focused on treatment and evaluation of macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, posterior uveitis, and inherited diseases of the retina. In addition to providing specialized care to patients with retinal disease, he also practices general ophthalmology, including cataract surgery.

Dr. Wendel and his wife, a dermatologist, have four beautiful daughters.

Medical Specialty
Sub-Specialty: Medical retinologist and cataract surgeon

Professional Credentials
B.S. University of Notre Dame 2001
M.D. University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine 2006
Completed a residency at the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences 2010
Completed the Medical Retina and Molecular Ophthalmology fellowship at the University of Iowa in 2011
Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and practicing since 2011

Professional Memberships
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Illinois Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
On staff: Amita St. Joseph Hospital, Advocate Sherman Hospital, Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center*

*Surgery is not performed at every location

Personal Philosophy Towards Medicine
I believe in establishing a relationship with patients based on mutual respect and cooperation. While modern medical care is complex and care is nuanced, I strive to educate patients and allow them to make decisions that are true to their values and goals. I also believe in creating a joyful environment filled with levity and gratitude.

Special Medical Interests
Medical retina including treatment of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disease, uveitis
Cataract surgery
Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS)

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