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
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
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
"Had two eye surgeries with Dr. Ticho. He and the staff are absolutely wonderful! Would highly recommend!"
"I am 100% satisfied with Dr. Ticho and his staff. Dr. Ticho have a great bedside manner and a great since of humor! He eased my nerves on having cataract removal surgery and now I am totally relaxed. From the Doctor that saw me one week post Op I can't remember her name but she was sweet and friendly and helpful and understanding, to the beautiful ladies at the front desk to the gentlemen and ladies and the back I thank you all! I want to give a hats off to Chris the Billing Manager she is so sweet and helpful and understanding and patient with me and she resolved all my issues. I have be recommending Ticho Eye Associates to anyone who will listen to me. Thanks again everyone! Job will done!"
"Ticho Eye Associates in my opinion is the only place to go for your ophthalmology care. Dr Ticho is world renowned. Dr Laura Sanders truly cares about her patients and is extremely thorough. She practically saved my vision and keeps me in line with follow up and medications. The staff goes above and beyond. I’ve recommended Ticho to anyone and everyone that asks."
"Dr. Ticho is a very smart and level-headed doctor. He knows what he is doing and is very knowledgeable with uncommon presentations."
"The ladies at Ticho Optical Center are WONDERFUL! They are friendly, courteous and REALLY helpful. I definitely would recommend this place to everyone."
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