Daniel C. Alter M.D., Ph.D.

Daniel C. Alter M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Daniel Alter is a board certified ophthalmologist with fellowship training in vitreoretinal surgery. His practice is limited to the treatment of various conditions affecting the retina. Commonly treated conditions are macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, floaters, retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, dislocated intraocular lenses, trauma, uveitis and other retinal conditions.

Dr. Alter is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Global Ophthalmology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and has made over 22 mission trips to Haiti since 2014 to equip, supply, and teach local Haitian doctors modern vitrectomy surgery. He has also spearheaded efforts to support and reinvigorate the struggling ophthalmology residency program in Haiti. He is President of FOCUS Inc. a registered non-profit organization since 1961 that has a long history of humanitarian eye care in the developing world. Dr. Alter is a regular speaker at various global ophthalmology forums.

Dr. Alter was awarded the 2017 Humanitarian of the Year by SEE International in recognition of his contributions and efforts in Haiti.

Dr. Alter believes each individual patient should be treated with dignity and respect to the best of his ability.

Billing & Administrative

8901 W. Golf Rd. #206

Des Plaines, IL 60016

Office: 847-698-6300

Fax: 847-698-6002

Main Office

1100 W. Central Rd, LL2

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Office: 847-394-3933

Fax: 847-394-4099

Hospitals:

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL
  • Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove, IL
  • Northwest Community Medical Center, Arlington Heights, IL
  • St. Alexius Medical Center, Hoffman Estates, IL

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish, Haitian Creole

Professional Certification:

  • Board Certification: Ophthalmology-Retinal/Surgery
  • Medical School: University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Internship: MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn, IL
  • Residency: University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
  • Fellowship: University of Illinois, Vitreoretinal Diseases, Chicago, IL

Hospitals:

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL
  • Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove, IL
  • Northwest Community Medical Center, Arlington Heights, IL
  • St. Alexius Medical Center, Hoffman Estates, IL

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish, Haitian Creole

Professional Certification:

  • Board Certification: Ophthalmology-Retinal/Surgery
  • Medical School: University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Internship: MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn, IL
  • Residency: University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
  • Fellowship: University of Illinois, Vitreoretinal Diseases, Chicago, IL

Billing & Administrative

8901 W. Golf Rd. #206

Des Plaines, IL 60016

Office: 847-698-6300

Fax: 847-698-6002

Main Office

1100 W. Central Rd, LL2

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Office: 847-394-3933

Fax: 847-394-4099