Robert S. Feder, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Cornea and External Disease

Secondary Specialty

  • Refractive Surgery

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Corneal Transplant Penetrating and Lamellar (DSAEK/DMEK, DLEK)
  • Corneal Ulcers/Infections
  • Keratoconus
  • LASIK and PRK Surgery
  • Ocular Stem Cell Deficiency
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Cataract Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - 1978
Internship:
University of California (San Francisco) - 1979
Residency:
Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium - 1982
Fellowships:
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - 1983

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology - Ophthalmology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

2088 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

89 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

89 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

He is friendly, kind, sense of humor, thorough.

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August 29, 2023

5.0

Made me feel at ease and was a great teacher with the resident. Obviously totally competent and experienced which instilled confidence and trust.

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August 29, 2023

5.0

Experienced and friendly

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August 29, 2023

5.0

Takes time to explain all details of his plan of care in “everyday” language. Listens attentively to and questions or concerns and provides detailed responses.

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August 28, 2023

5.0

Expertise

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August 28, 2023

5.0

He is very competent at surgery and everything else.

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August 25, 2023

5.0

He is the very best - competent, kind and patient

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August 24, 2023

5.0

When there is a problem, he makes the time to see you…I like him

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August 23, 2023

5.0

I received excellent care abd all challenges were addressed satisfactorily.

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August 23, 2023

5.0

Excellent. Thorough. Explains clearly. Listens to patient concerns.

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August 22, 2023

3.0

Dr. Feder is an excellent physician, however he overbooks his patients and it is frustrating to spend more time waiting than actually be examined. It takes months to get an appointment in opthamology and generally you don't get appointments convenient to your schedule, it is always whatever is available. Meaning I often have to take time off work and because of delays in being seen, I frequently end up sitting hours in rush hour traffic trying to return home.

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August 18, 2023

5.0

He is great. Calm and takes time to explain things.

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August 18, 2023

5.0

Dr. Feder is not only a highly skilled ophthalmologist, but he is also a respectful and caring provider. There is no better combination.

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August 16, 2023

5.0

He is excellent at what he does!

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August 16, 2023

5.0

He is very thorough and has great communication skills

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August 16, 2023

5.0

I like his frank manner. He is a good communicator, which I appreciate greatly! He does not jump to surgery as a primary treatment recommendation when there are other less risky options available.

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August 16, 2023

5.0

His work with me over 16 years has been excellent - good results.

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August 14, 2023

5.0

Dr Feder is probably the best doctor in Opthamology. He is kind and over the top competent!

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August 11, 2023

5.0

He is the very best of all the doctors I have ever had! He is uniquely competent, kind and patient

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August 11, 2023

5.0

He’s no nonsense and meticulous

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August 11, 2023

5.0

He’s the best!!

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August 10, 2023

5.0

Knowledge, care and determination.

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August 10, 2023

4.0

I have been a patient of Dr. Feder for many years. I want to commend nurse/technician Margo (Marne). She is extremely professional, thorough, efficient and friendly. She clearly told me what she was going to do during the exam before doing it, and even asked permission when appropriate. She is the best nurse/technician I have had over many years.

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August 10, 2023

5.0

He is a kind and caring man who keeps us seeing and is the best!

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August 09, 2023

5.0

His expertise and attention to detail

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August 09, 2023

5.0

Expertise

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August 09, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and patient

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August 08, 2023

5.0

Thorough and caring care.

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August 07, 2023

5.0

Skilled Knowledgeable Reliable

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August 07, 2023

5.0

He is kind, i feel comfortable with what he tells me and i trust him

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August 07, 2023

5.0

Dr. Feder is very knowledgeable and attentive. He is very responsive to my questions. I feel as if I am being well taken care of as a patient.

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August 06, 2023

5.0

Competence

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August 04, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor

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August 04, 2023

5.0

Great surgeon and personable

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August 04, 2023

5.0

He is informed, approachable and explains things in a manner the patient can understand.......Just hate the LONG wait during " schedule time" to see him. I am aware of time with each patient visit varies.

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August 04, 2023

5.0

Dr. Feder is beyond competent and is kind, caring and patient.

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August 04, 2023

5.0

I absolutely trust Dr. Feder as a surgeon. A wonderful bonus is that he is respectful and caring.

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August 02, 2023

5.0

He’s very kind and a good doctor.

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August 02, 2023

5.0

He’s a really nice, knowledgeable and polite Dr.

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August 02, 2023

5.0

Dr. Feder always takes the time to fully explain & answer all my questions. I have great confidence in him.

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August 01, 2023

5.0

He was friendly and explained symptoms/treatments very well

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July 31, 2023

5.0

Very up to date on newest techniques and very thorough. Answers questions - listens and responds honestly and gives his best advice.

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July 31, 2023

5.0

Extremely knowledgable and experienced. I feel as if i am his only patient because he is so committed to my healing.

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July 30, 2023

5.0

See above.. feel very comfortable that he listens and gives a thoughtful reply -His assistants Lettie and Margo -VERY NICE TOO

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July 28, 2023

5.0

Excellent professional care. In all my experiences with Dr. Feder as well as my observations of him with others, I have noticed a wonderful “bedside manner”. In addition to being a wonderful ophthalmologist, he is respectful and kind.

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July 27, 2023

4.0

He have a good explanation of next steps in treatment.

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July 26, 2023

5.0

Took the time to discuss my situation with me.

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July 25, 2023

5.0

Excellent eye surgeon who really wants to know my problem and correct it.

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July 25, 2023

4.0

He was good

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Very professional and explains everything in detail

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July 24, 2023

5.0

He is the best Doctor I have ever seen

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July 24, 2023

5.0

He explained everything in detail and answered every question I had. He was friendly and very kind

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Professional, outstanding reputation, experienced, smart, funny and kind. He has surrounded himself with a great team.

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July 21, 2023

5.0

He's brilliant, professional, kind, funny and a good listener. He's surrounded himself with a great team.

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July 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. Feder and his team (especially technician Lety) are caring medical professionals who represent Northwestern Medicine’s high level of professionalism. I am geateful for the quality of care I comtimue to receive!

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July 19, 2023

5.0

His competence and patience care.

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July 18, 2023

5.0

Best in his field. Very knowledgeable and always lets you know what he is doing.

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July 17, 2023

5.0

Dr. Feder is very smart.

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July 17, 2023

5.0

Wonderful, expert and personable

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July 17, 2023

5.0

been satisfied with his care &service for many,many years.

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July 16, 2023

5.0

I will always be thankful for, Dr.Feder for giving the ability to see clearly, again. SUGGESTION: All exam rooms should stock Eye Pressure readers.

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July 14, 2023

5.0

I like him. He is a great surgeon and he’s nice.

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July 14, 2023

5.0

Very professional and courteous treatment

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July 13, 2023

5.0

Dr.Feder really took his time explaining the LASIK procedure and made sure to answer any questions I had.

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July 12, 2023

5.0

He’s excellent!

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July 12, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor who takes the time to understand my issues, explain them clearly and design a plan if care.

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July 11, 2023

5.0

From the first moment of our meeting I actually felt comfortable I usually don't when it comes to anyone examining my eyes

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July 11, 2023

5.0

I have been a patient of Northwest Medicine for years and I have confidence with the doctors.

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July 10, 2023

5.0

Efficient and personable. Fast diagnosis. During the followup with two retinal specialists, both remarked on how quickly and accurately Dr Feder found the relatively small tear.

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July 09, 2023

5.0

Dr. Feder is truly “world class”.

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July 09, 2023

5.0

Takes time with patients. Rushing "slowly" with recommendation for surgery.

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July 08, 2023

5.0

kind profesional

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July 07, 2023

5.0

He’s a great doctor with a personal, humorous touch.

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July 06, 2023

5.0

Very competent care

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July 05, 2023

5.0

Smart, insightful, caring

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July 05, 2023

5.0

Dr. Feder is the absolute best. He is extremely knowledgeable and kind, I would recommend him to any patient looking to have Lasik Eye surgery.

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July 05, 2023

5.0

Great doctor

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July 04, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor

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July 03, 2023

5.0

He is amazing! He’s very knowledgeable and personable and explains everything well!

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July 03, 2023

5.0

Great bedside manner. Explained everything to calm my anxiety.

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July 03, 2023

5.0

Professionalism, knowledge, experience, care for the patient's health

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July 02, 2023

5.0

Dr Feder is very knowledgeable

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July 01, 2023

5.0

Dr. Feder has been my eye doctor for over a decade and has provided excellent care. I have recommended him to family and friends and they were also very happy with his care.

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July 01, 2023

5.0

Tons of experience from which to draw upon

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June 30, 2023

5.0

Dr Feder is very conscientious and soft spoken. He communicates what he is doing at all times to put you at ease. Because Dr Feder works with the eye, it requires precision and a gentle touch. At no time during the procedure did I feel uncomfortable but was totally relaxed.

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June 30, 2023

5.0

Excellent work

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June 28, 2023

4.0

He was informative & helpful

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June 28, 2023

5.0

The doctor was recommended to me by a friend who thinks highly of Dr. Feder, and as far as I’m concerned, so far so good.

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June 27, 2023

5.0

Explained what what needed and what he was doing and his staff was extremely knowledgeable and supportive!

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