Joseph M Civantos, MD Ophthalmology

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Ophthalmology Joliet, IL

About Dr. Joseph M Civantos MD

Dr. Joseph M Civantos, MD is a doctor primarily located in Harvey, IL, with other offices in Hinsdale, IL and Harvey, IL( and 4 other locations). He has 31 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology.

Dr. Civantos has received 1 awards.

Patients' Choice Award


Dr. Joseph M Civantos has 6 locations

Get Directions Illinois Retina Associates Sc 300 Barney Dr Ste D Joliet, IL 60435
Get Directions Illinois Retina Associates Sc 12 Salt Creek Ln Ste 110 Hinsdale, IL 60521
Get Directions The Retina Center 71 W 156th St Ste 400 Harvey, IL 60426
Get Directions Indiana Plastic Surgery 10110 Donald S Powers Dr Ste 201A Munster, IN 46321
Get Directions Rush Eye Center Physicians 1725 W Harrison St Ste 906 Chicago, IL 60612
Get Directions University Ophthalmology Associates 1725 W Harrison St Ste 918 Chicago, IL 60612


Dr. Joseph M Civantos has the following 1 SPECIALTIES

An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Joseph M Civantos has the following 13 expertise

  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Eye Exam
  • Eye Pain
  • Glaucoma
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Retina Surgery
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Uveitis
  • Vision Issues


1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award (2015)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.


31 Years Experience

Rush Presbyterian St Lukes Medical Center


Columbia University College Of Physicians & Surgeons

Graduated in 1989

Dr. Joseph M Civantos Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL BlueChoice Select
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry Health and Life IL PPO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
    • Coventry IL PPO
    • Coventry PPO Platinum
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • HealthLink
    • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National HMO
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • PriorityHealth
    • PriorityHealth Priority PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Joseph M Civantos

Joseph M. Civantos, M.D., is a nationally recognized expert who specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the retina and vitreous, including macular degeneration, retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, trauma to the eye and retinopathy of prematurity. In addition to his busy medical practice, Dr. Civantos is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He has been associated with Illinois Retina Associates since 1994. A native of Miami, Dr. Civantos inherited his passion for the practice of medicine from his father, who is also a physician. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass., and medical training at the prestigious Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. Dr. Civantos completed an ophthalmology residency at the Bascom Eye Institute in Miami, Fla., followed by a retina-vitreous fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Civantos is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. A committed researcher, Dr. Civantos has served as principle investigator for a number of major clinical trials over the years, involving the treatment of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal detachment. Dr. Civantos speaks extensively at ophthalmology meetings throughout the United States. He has published articles for several academic specialty journals and has presented on such topics as the management of dislocated intraocular lenses, ocular infections, diabetic vitrectomy, macular disease, photodynamic therapy in young patients and others. Dr. Civantos holds memberships in several professional societies and organizations and serves on the Board of Directors for the Deicke Center for Visual Rehabilitation in Wheaton. He has been listed in Best Doctors in America and the Guide to AmericaÂ’s Top Ophthalmologists. Dr. Civantos is on staff at several area hospitals and sees patients at Illinois RetinaÂ’s Hinsdale, Joliet and Harvey office locations. In his free time, Dr. Civantos, his wife, Lilliam, and their seven children enjoy outdoor sports and activities, including hiking, camping, bicycling and photography.

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