Benjamin Ticho, M.D.

Meet Dr. Ticho

Dr. Benjamin Ticho is an ophthalmologist who specializes in general and pediatric ophthalmology and has been serving the Chicago Metro area for over 30 years. He is board certified in ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is the owner of Ticho Eye Associates. He has won numerous awards for his work including Top Doctor Chicago Magazine 2021 and was featured in West Suburban Living magazine in 2014. He has also taught hundreds of ophthalmologists and medical students across the country, educating them on the latest techniques and technologies in ophthalmic care.

skills and specialties

As a highly trained ophthalmologist, Dr. Ticho specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders that affect the eyes and vision. He is well-versed in the complex anatomy of the eye and is skilled in performing surgical and nonsurgical ophthalmic procedures. His particular areas of expertise are in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. He is also skilled in treating conditions, such as cataracts, glaucoma, refractive errors, amblyopia, eye infections, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal disorders. In addition, he provides specialty eye care for patients with Down syndrome. 

education and training

Dr. Ticho graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, MI. From there, he completed an integrated surgical-medical internship at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA. He then served his residency in ophthalmology at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary (IEEI) at UI Health in Chicago, IL. Following his residency, he completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at the Children's Memorial Hospital and specialty training in adult strabismus at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. 

Leadership and Publications

Dr. Ticho has contributed greatly to the field of pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus, publishing over 100 medical-based articles. He has also spoken at national and international ophthalmic conferences, earning wide recognition for his work. His expertise has earned him notable positions, such as serving on the Board of Directors of the prestigious Pediatric Eye Disease and Investigator Group (PEDIG) and associate professor at the University of Illinois. 

Dr. Ticho in Clinic

Dr. Ticho

Awards and Recognitions

Dr. Ticho has earned the following decorations:

  • Top Doctor – Chicago Metro Area by Castle Connolly, 2000 – 2019
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition by Vitals, 2010 – 2012, 2014 – 2016, 2018
  • Patients' Choice Award by Vitals, 2008 – 2012, 2014, 2018
  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award by Vitals, 2012
  • Patients' Choice Award by MDx Medical, 2010
  • Honor Roll by Healthgrades
  • Top Doctor for Kids & Moms
  • Top Doctor Chicago Magazine 2021 and 2022

Professional Memberships

Dr. Ticho is affiliated with the following organizations:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS)
  • American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)
  • American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA)
  • Chicago Ophthalmologic Society
  • Chicago Medical Society
  • Illinois State Medical Society

Reviews

"Had two eye surgeries with Dr. Ticho. He and the staff are absolutely wonderful! Would highly recommend!"

J.M.

Facebook

"Called Chicago Ridge, talked to the Manager and she was amazing, patient with questions. Billing was great, can’t say enough about them! Thank you!!"

A.G.

Google

"Nicole was wonderful in Munster, the office is gorgeous, the staff is so professional and nice, Dr Ticho as always is the best! Thank you!"

A.G.

Google

"Best place to go for eye care, very clean & professional :)"

A.J.

Google

"Outstanding care We came in under an emergency situation. Hadnt’t slept and the in-take person brought us coffee. From the tech to the ophthalmologist, they were caring and explained instructions very clearly to my aging memory- deficient senior parent. They were also very thorough in conducting tests. I would highly recommend this office."

J.O.

Google

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