Dr. Jennifer Lim

Jennifer I. Lim, MD

Marion H. Schenk, Esq., Chair in Ophthalmology for Research of the Aging Eye
Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, Retina Service

Chair, Retina Society Credentialing Committee
President, Chinese American Ophthalmology Society
Chair, Macula Society Research and Education Committee

Mailing Address:
Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary
1855 W. Taylor Street, M/C 648
Chicago, IL 60612

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Sees patients at:
Retina Service

 

“Please make sure everybody knows what a
great physician Dr. Lim is. I owe my vision to
her.” Paul Kraszyk, retina patient.

Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary
Lions of Illinois Eye Research Institute
1905 W. Taylor Street
Clinic Phone: (312) 996-6660

 

 

Dr. Lim is a leading authority on retina and vitreoretinal diseases. She has performed more than 6,000 vitreoretinal surgeries and directed more than 50 clinical research studies and trials on age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, macular edema and retinal vein occlusion and complex retinal detachments. Her research and patient care have generated more than 220 peer-reviewed journal articles. Dr. Lim has been named Chicago Super Doctors and Best Doctors in America. Her book, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, is in its 3rd Edition and was published 2013. Dr. Lim is the recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Achievement and Secretariat Awards, ASRS Senior Honor Award and the Suzanne Veronneau Troutman Award.  Dr. Lim is board certified in ophthalmology.

 

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 Dr. Lim with a patient

Education

BS with Distinction—Northwestern University
MD with Distinction—Northwestern University Medical School, elected to Alpha Omega Alpha
Residency—Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois at Chicago
Clinical Fellowships in Medical and Surgical Retina—Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Selected Honors and Awards  

Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2013
Chicago Super Doctors, 2012 - 2013
Best Doctors in America 2007 - 2014
American Academy of Ophthalmology Secretariat Award 2011
Marion H. Schenk, Esq., Chair in Ophthalmology for Research of the Aging Eye, 2010
Charles I. Young Chair of Ocular Research, 2009-2010
American Society of Retina Specialists Senior Honor Award, 2008
American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Achievement Award, 2008
Women in Ophthalmology's Suzanne Veronneau-Troutman Award, 2008
American Board of Ophthalmology Certificate of Appreciation, 2007
Best Doctors in America (West Coast) 2001 - 2006
American Society of Retina Specialists Honor Award, 2003

Recent Publications

Andreoli MT, Lim JI. Optical Coherence Tomography Retinal Thickness and Volume Measurements in X-Linked Retinoschisis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2014 May 28. pii:S0002-9394(14)00300-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2014.05.028. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24879947.

Andreoli MT, Lim JI. Cotton-wool spots and retinal hemorrhages.Interferon-associated retinopathy. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Apr 1;132(4):503-4. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2014.198. PubMed PMID: 24723156.

Nwanyanwu KH, Lim JI. Smudge in my vision. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 Dec;131(12):1637-8. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2013.7410. PubMed PMID: 24337560.

McAnany JJ, Wanek J, Zelkha R, Lim JI, Chau F, Shahidi M. Neural constraints on visual acuity in proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Optom Vis Sci. 2014 Feb;91(2):194-9. doi: 10.1097/OPX.0000000000000128. PubMed PMID: 24317136; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3946839.

McAnany JJ, Wanek J, Zelkha R, Lim JI, Chau F, Shahidi M. Neural constraints on visual acuity in proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Optom Vis Sci. 2014 Feb;91(2):194-9. doi: 10.1097/OPX.0000000000000128. PubMed PMID: 24317136.

Lim JI, Glassman AR, Aiello LP, Chakravarthy U, Flaxel CJ, Spaide RF; Macula Society CSC Collaborative Study Group, Research and Education Committee and Website Committee. Collaborative Retrospective Macula Society Study of Photodynamic Therapy for Chronic Central Serous Chorioretinopathy. Ophthalmology. 2014 Jan 15. pii: S0161-6420(13)01166-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2013.11.040. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24439758.

Nwanyanwu KH, Lim JI. Smudge in my vision. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 Dec;131(12):1637-8. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2013.7410. PubMed PMID: 24337560.

Wanek J, Gaynes B, Lim JI, Molokie R, Shahidi M. Human bulbar conjunctival hemodynamics in hemoglobin SS and SC disease. Am J Hematol. 2013 Aug;88(8):661-4. doi: 10.1002/ajh.23475. Epub 2013 Jun 12. PubMed PMID: 23657867.

Bressler SB, Qin H, Melia M, Bressler NM, Beck RW, Chan CK, Grover S, Miller DG; Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network. Exploratory analysis of the effect of intravitreal ranibizumab or triamcinolone on worsening of diabetic retinopathy in a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 Aug;131(8):1033-40. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2013.4154. PubMed PMID: 23807371.

Chew EY, Clemons TE, Agrón E, Sperduto RD, Sangiovanni JP, Kurinij N, Davis MD; Age-Related Eye Disease Study Research Group. Long-term effects of vitamins C and E, ß-carotene, and zinc on age-related macular degeneration: AREDS report no. 35. Ophthalmology. 2013 Aug;120(8):1604-11.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2013.01.021. Epub 2013 Apr 10. PubMed PMID: 23582353; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3728272.

Jabs DA, Ahuja A, Van Natta M, Dunn JP, Yeh S; Studies of the Ocular Complications of AIDS Research Group. Comparison of treatment regimens for cytomegalovirus retinitis in patients with AIDS in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy. Ophthalmology. 2013 Jun;120(6):1262-70. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2012.11.023. Epub 2013 Feb 16. PubMed PMID: 23419804; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3660467.

Gangaputra S, Drye L, Vaidya V, Thorne JE, Jabs DA, Lyon AT; Studies of the Ocular Complications of AIDS (SOCA) Research Group. Non-cytomegalovirus ocular opportunistic infections in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Am  J Ophthalmol. 2013 Feb;155(2):206-212.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2012.07.019. Epub 2012 Oct 12. PubMed PMID: 23068916.

Lim JI. Ophthalmic manifestations of sickle cell disease: update of the latest findings. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2012 Nov;23(6):533-6. doi: 10.1097/ICU.0b013e328358b921. Review. PubMed PMID: 23047170.

Sugar EA, Jabs DA, Ahuja A, Thorne JE, Danis RP, Meinert CL; Studies of the Ocular Complications of AIDS Research Group. Incidence of cytomegalovirus retinitis in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy. Am J Ophthalmol. 2012 Jun;153(6):1016-24.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2011.11.014. Epub 2012 Feb 4. PubMed PMID: 22310076; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3358595.

McAnany JJ, Alexander KR, Lim JI, Shahidi M. Object frequency characteristics of visual acuity. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Dec 16;52(13):9534-8. doi: 10.1167/iovs.11-8426. PubMed PMID: 22110062; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3341120.

Holbrook JT, Colvin R, van Natta ML, Thorne JE, Bardsley M, Jabs DA; Studies  of Ocular Complications of AIDS (SOCA) Research Group. Evaluation of the United States public health service guidelines for discontinuation of anticytomegalovirus therapy after immune recovery in patients with cytomegalovirus retinitis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2011 Oct;152(4):628-637.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2011.04.007. Epub 2011 Jul 13. PubMed PMID: 21742304; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3185165.

Patel KH, Chow CC, Rathod R, Mieler WF, Lim JI, Ulanski LJ 2nd, Leiderman YI, Arun V, Chau FY. Rapid response of retinal pigment epithelial detachments to intravitreal aflibercept in neovascular age-related macular degeneration refractory to bevacizumab and ranibizumab. Eye (Lond). 2013 May;27(5):663-8. doi:10.1038/eye.2013.31. Epub 2013 Apr 5. PubMed PMID: 23558214; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3650278.

Chow CC, Shah RJ, Lim JI, Chau FY, Hallak JA, Vajaranant TS. Peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer thickness in sickle-cell hemoglobinopathies using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography. Am J Ophthalmol. 2013 Mar;155(3):456-464.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2012.09.015. Epub 2012 Dec 4. PubMed PMID: 23218697.

Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network*. Randomized clinical trial evaluating intravitreal ranibizumab or saline for vitreous hemorrhage from proliferative diabetic retinopathy. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 Mar;131(3):283-93. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2013.2015. PubMed PMID: 23370902.

Kiernan DF, Zelkha R, Hariprasad SM, Lim JI, Blair MP, Mieler WF. En face spectral-domain optical coherence tomography outer retinal analysis and relation to visual acuity. Retina. 2012 Jun;32(6):1077-86. doi:
10.1097/IAE.0b013e31823c23bc. PubMed PMID: 22466459.

Sun JK, Qin H, Aiello LP, Melia M, Beck RW, Andreoli CM, Edwards PA, Glassman AR, Pavlica MR; Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network. Evaluation of visual acuity measurements after autorefraction vs manual refraction in eyes with and without diabetic macular edema. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Apr;130(4):470-9. doi: 10.1001/archophthalmol.2011.377. Epub 2011 Dec 12. PubMed PMID: 22159173; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3489033.

Wanek J, Zelkha R, Lim JI, Shahidi M. Feasibility of a method for en face imaging of photoreceptor cell integrity. Am J Ophthalmol. 2011Nov;152(5):807-14.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2011.04.027. Epub 2011 Jul 20. PubMed PMID: 21764030; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3200461.

Chow CC, Genead MA, Anastasakis A, Chau FY, Fishman GA, Lim JI. Structural and functional correlation in sickle cell retinopathy using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography and scanning laser ophthalmoscope microperimetry. Am J Ophthalmol. 2011 Oct;152(4):704-711.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2011.03.035. Epub 2011 Jul 2. PubMed PMID: 21726848.

Lim JI, Fung AE, Wieland M, Hung D, Wong V. Sustained-release intravitreal liquid drug delivery using triamcinolone acetonide for cystoid macular edema in retinal vein occlusion. Ophthalmology. 2011 Jul;118(7):1416-22. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2010.12.029. Epub 2011 Mar 12. PubMed PMID: 21397950.

Hoang QV, Chau FY, Shahidi M, Lim JI. Central macular splaying and outer retinal thinning in asymptomatic sickle cell patients by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography. Am J Ophthalmol. 2011 Jun;151(6):990-994.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2010.12.010. Epub 2011 Mar 31. PubMed PMID: 21457923.