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Aravind Eye Hospital in Coimbatore, India

Aravind Eye Hospital in Coimbatore, India

Dr. Peter MacIntosh is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and Director of the Neuro-Ophthalmology Service at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. MacIntosh is dual fellowship-trained in neuro-ophthalmology and oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery. His interests include papilledema; optic neuritis; diplopia; lacrimal, eyelid, and orbital disease; and combined neuro-ophthalmic and oculoplastic processes, including thyroid eye disease, facial paralysis, and compressive optic neuropathy.

Peter MacIntosh, MD

Dr. Peter MacIntosh is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and Director of the Neuro-Ophthalmology Service at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. MacIntosh is dual fellowship-trained in neuro-ophthalmology and oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery. His interests include papilledema; optic neuritis; diplopia; lacrimal, eyelid, and orbital disease; and combined neuro-ophthalmic and oculoplastic processes, including thyroid eye disease, facial paralysis, and compressive optic neuropathy.

Peter MacIntosh, MD

“Since then, UIC has been a participant in every Aravind neuro-ophthalmology journal club, and takes turns selecting and presenting the journal articles for the month.” 

Aravind Eye Hospital

“Since then, UIC has been a participant in every Aravind neuro-ophthalmology journal club, and takes turns selecting and presenting the journal articles for the month.” 

Aravind Eye Hospital

Dr. MacIntosh has been working with Aravind Eye Hospital in Coimbatore, India since 2016, when he was invited to speak at their annual Update on Neuro-Ophthalmology Conference.  During his time there, he spent time observing in clinic and advising on complicated neuro-ophthalmic and oculoplastics cases.  Dr. MacIntosh was impressed to learn of their monthly journal club conducted by video conference between several Aravind locations across India, and even more honored when asked to join the conference from Chicago. Since then, UIC has been an active participant in the Aravind neuro-ophthalmology journal club, and takes turns selecting and presenting the journal articles for the month.  This has been a great opportunity for residents and fellows to discuss the neuro-ophthalmic literature with eminent international clinicians and learn how medicine is implemented in other countries. This experience is a great example of how our Department incorporates global ophthalmology into everyday curricula at UIC.

Interested in contacting Dr. MacIntosh about his work in Coimbatore? Email him here.

Surgery observation

Dr. MacIntosh has been working with Aravind Eye Hospital in Coimbatore, India since 2016, when he was invited to speak at their annual Update on Neuro-Ophthalmology Conference.  During his time there, he spent time observing in clinic and advising on complicated neuro-ophthalmic and oculoplastics cases.  Dr. MacIntosh was impressed to learn of their monthly journal club conducted by video conference between several Aravind locations across India, and even more honored when asked to join the conference from Chicago. Since then, UIC has been an active participant in the Aravind neuro-ophthalmology journal club, and takes turns selecting and presenting the journal articles for the month.  This has been a great opportunity for residents and fellows to discuss the neuro-ophthalmic literature with eminent international clinicians and learn how medicine is implemented in other countries. This experience is a great example of how our Department incorporates global ophthalmology into everyday curricula at UIC.

Interested in contacting Dr. MacIntosh about his work in Coimbatore? Email him here.

Surgery observation