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The University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary’s Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences is committed to providing vital support services for faculty, students, residents and staff. The IEEI Library, offering Medline literature searches and over 130 ophthalmology and medical journals, is available to department personnel, alumni and area ophthalmologists for educational and research needs. Computer Support provides network connectivity, computer hardware support and training, custom software design and engineering and web support for the department. Department faculty and referring physicians utilize the Ophthalmic Imaging Service for clinical ophthalmic photography. Other support services are listed in the menu on the left.

Clinical Operations

Lisa Graben

Lisa Graben

Director of Physicians Practice
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
UIC Eye and Ear Infirmary, Room 3.138
1855 W. Taylor Street, (M/C 648)
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 996-7774
Fax: (312) 996-7770
Email: [email protected]

Computer Support (IT)

The Information Technology Department/Computer Support Services provides comprehensive computer technology solutions for faculty and staff of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Services include network connectivity, computer hardware support and training, custom software design and engineering and web support.

The computer service is responsible for ordering, installing and maintaining computers and peripherals for the department.

Robert Uptain

Robert Uptain

Network Analyst
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Address: B115 LIERI (M/C 648)
Phone: (312) 996-0595
Fax: (312) 996-7770
Email: [email protected]

IEEI Library

The Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine was founded in 1970 to support the educational and research needs of the Faculty, Staff and Alumni of the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.  Support is provided by obtaining, applying and disseminating biomedical information and the tools for its management and use.

Margaret Chervinko, MFA, MLS

Margaret Chervinko, MFA, MLS

Senior Information Research Specialist
Phone: (312) 996-6595
Email: [email protected]

The context for achieving this mission is the vision of an environment in which individuals can access and obtain biomedical information when and where they need it, and in the format most appropriate to their need, regardless of the location of that information.  The Library maintains several computer/study carrels and related equipment to facilitate the access, use and storage of that information.  The Library’s collection encompasses exclusively the specialty fields of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology.

Comprehensive Information Support and Instruction Center
The Library provides information support services to the Faculty and Staff of the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and to the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.  In addition, the Library’s collections are available on a reference basis to all who are engaged in teaching, patient care, research, administration, and public service at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Instruction is provided in the use of web-based bibliographic and database management software.  Comprehensive literature searches and article retrieval are provided upon request.

Regional Health Information Support Center
The Library benefits from and provides limited informational assistance to regional and international vision science information professionals through its membership in the Association of Vision Science Librarians (AVSL).

Donations in support of the Library and its services are greatly appreciated.  Please contact Margaret Chervinko with questions regarding any of our services or to arrange a donation.

Location and Hours
The library is located in the LIERI building, 1905 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60612 (see map) and is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday.
Instructions for accessing articles online through UIC

EEI Library journal collection (Excel file)

Web Design and Maintenance

This service designs and maintains the department website. Website comments and corrections should be directed to: [email protected].



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