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Dr. Michael Savitt        Dr. Brian Jacobs        Dr. Ronald Freeman        Dr. Julie Pearlman        Dr. Yana Kiesau        Jill Strohl        Hillary Savitt

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No longer seeing patients at Gurnee location
Dr. Michael Savitt and Dr. Brian Jacobs are no longer seeing patients in the Gurnee location. We are opening a new suite in the Libertyville location and we welcome all of our current and new patients as we expand the North Shore Glaucoma Center. With a combined 35 years of experience providing medical, laser and surgical management of glaucoma we remain Lake and McHenry county's ONLY dedicated Glaucoma Center. Please contact our office at 847-573-9055 to schedule or confirm your appointment today!
NSGC Welcomes Dr. Yana Kiesau
Dr. Kiesau is a board-certified ophthalmologist, specially trained to care for children as well as adults with strabismus. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Her areas of expertise include treatment of tear duct obstructions, amblyopia management, and diagnosis and surgical treatment of strabismus.
NSGC First Trabectome in Illinois!
For the first time in Illinois, patients with glaucoma have a new treatment option known as the Trabectome. The minimally invasive procedure, which is available exclusively at the North Shore Glaucoma Center, and takes about 20 minutes, is designed to decrease pressure within the eye and stabilize the vision. Click here to learn more.

Our Practice

This is our Libertyville office.  We have three conveniently located offices throughout the Chicagoland area to serve you.Click on the Our Locations link at the top of the page for complete location information.
We clearly explain your diagnosis along with all procedures and remedies to ensure you are able to make fully informed decisions with Dr. Savitt's guidance.
We specialize in the treatment of diseases of glaucoma and related disorders.
We employ the latest technologies to make the most accurate diagnosis and treatment possible.

For an appointment at any location, please call 847-573-9055.  Our friendly office staff will be happy to help you schedule and appointment and answer any questions that you may have.  We look forward to seeing you!

Some of the services we provide
Nerve Analysis Selective Laser Surgery

Nerve fiber analysis, in combination with the latest strategies in visual field testing, such as SWAP and Sita, have allowed for a significant improvement in our ability to evaluate the presence or progression of glaucomatous optic atrophy.  It has been estimated that nerve fiber analysis can detect damage 2 years prior to traditional white on white perimetry.  This may be especially important in patients with ocular hypertension or a family history of glaucoma.  These tests are all available at the North Shore Glaucoma Center and can be performed either alone or as part of a consultation with Dr. Savitt or Dr. Jacobs.

Dr. Savitt was the first physician in Illinois to use Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) to treat patients with chronic open angle glaucoma.  Currently, he is the only glaucoma specialist in Lake County to have access to this exciting new technology, and this is the only practice where the physicians perform the SLT in their office.  The advantage over traditional argon laser trabeculoplasty is that SLT is repeatable.  Multiple studies demonstrate that SLT is effective in patients who have failed previous ALT or in patients on maximally tolerated medical therapy.  At the North Shore Glaucoma Center, SLT has allowed many of our patients to avoid additional medications or filtering surgery. Management of patients with complicated and refractory glaucoma will often require surgical intervention.  Dr. Savitt has been performing and teaching glaucoma surgery, including filtering surgery with antimetabolites and releasable sutures, seton implantation and cyclodestructive procedures, since 1992.  Close post-operative care and management of complications are integral to the care provided at the North Shore Glaucoma Center.  Second opinions regarding the need for surgery are welcome.  Surgery can be performed in hospitals throughout the North Shore and at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's in Chicago.
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