Robert S. Feder, MD

Robert S. Feder, MD

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Primary Specialty

Cornea and External Disease

Secondary Specialty

  • Refractive Surgery

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Accepting New Patients

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

Media

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 

1956 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 30, 2022

5.0

Wisdom and honesty

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March 30, 2022

4.0

Great doctor. Everybody recommends him

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Extraordinarily thoughtful, helpful and professional…..GREAT!

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Dr Feder explains everything in plain sentences that I could understand which made very comfortable about the procedure

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March 28, 2022

5.0

I was very happy with how well he explained the process and expected outcomes. I am very happy with my results, even this early on. Everybody here is great.

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March 28, 2022

5.0

Professional, Friendly, Quick

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March 28, 2022

5.0

Thoughtful, thorough examination. Precise instructions afterwards.

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March 26, 2022

5.0

Expert knowledge, he explains everything and shows he cares.

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March 25, 2022

5.0

I was impressed with how welcoming and friendly Dr. Feder was considering he must have to give the same talk over and over again! He made me very comfortable with the process and I felt well-informed.

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March 25, 2022

5.0

Thorough, relentless examination of my vision.

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March 25, 2022

5.0

Patient and efficient

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March 23, 2022

5.0

Best Ophtalmologist.

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March 23, 2022

5.0

Very honest and really cares what's best for my eyes long term

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March 23, 2022

5.0

He is competent

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Dr. Feder is a great doctor

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March 22, 2022

5.0

He’s thorough and careful and doesn’t lose track of your situation—good people surrounding him.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Dr Feder is the best

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. Feder has been my ophthalmologist for many years and is very knowledgeable, courteous and professional. I trust him and any diagnosis he makes.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Excellence

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Experienced and practical

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Very skilled surgeon

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Dr Feder has been my optometrist for over 30 years and is the best! He’s an incredible doctor and a wonderful person.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

He’s the one most intelligent and knowledgeable excellent doctor I met him 30 years ago, he’s a miracle maker doctor.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Excellent, friendly care and very accommodating which we greatly appreciated!

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March 15, 2022

4.0

No sympathy for wait time and was a bit condescending.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Competent, thorough and communicates wel with his patients and staff.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Wonderful doctor.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Expertise and professionalism

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March 14, 2022

5.0

He is the best eye surgeon

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Dr Feder performed my Lasik eye surgery 16 yrs ago and continues to deliver too Service & expertise for my eye health.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

He has a fine reputation; friends of mine who have had surgery he performed have sung his praises.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Appears knowledgeable

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March 13, 2022

5.0

I have been a patient of Dr. Feder for several years and have been very pleased with his care (including a operation in the past).

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March 12, 2022

5.0

Dr Feder, has taken the time to explain the status of my eye health, and discuss the available treatment options to improve/correct my vision. During the post op exam Dr. Feder reviewed what was seen during surgery and recapped medication directions.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable. Experienced. Personable. Helpful.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Experienced.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Thorough. And willing to say when he is not sure what is happening or why.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Caring and very skilled

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Did cataract surgery that worked out well

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March 09, 2022

5.0

I believe I’ve mentioned this before but it is Completely true!! Dr. Feder is the most caring, experienced & talented Ophthalmologist in the WORLD!!! I have been seeing Dr. Feder since 1987, so 35 years now & he still impresses me with his Expertise & Knowledge of his field!!!!!

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Dr Fedder has not only been patiently Solving my Medical Issues. but the patients that I have conversed with while awaiting for my appointment & various tests, have also spoke extremely well of their care by Dr Fedder.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Amazing and knows his stuff.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Excellence

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March 06, 2022

5.0

Competency of Dr. Feder

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February 28, 2022

4.0

Not too much personal interaction or discussion of my case, again a feeling of a scripted conversation. I understand this is a busy hospital, but the conversation could be a bit more personal.

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February 26, 2022

5.0

Dr. Feder is very much in tune with his patients and understanding the fears in regards to surgery .

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Dr. Robert Feder gives very careful eye exams, he is professional and friendly. He explains what he is doing in language the patient can understand. For the better part of two decades he has been listed among Chicago's best ophthalmologists.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable patient and caring

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Personable and professional.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Dr. Roberto Feder has assisted me. I felt as comfortable with him as well.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

Competence, experience, research

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February 21, 2022

5.0

A very caring and competent physician

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Again, getting the best care

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February 20, 2022

5.0

Best doctor in Chicago

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February 20, 2022

5.0

Excellent care.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

It is also good to have a doctor who has been seeing me for over 20 years.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Skillful caring physician

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Great demeanor detailed and caring CT

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Great expertise. Caring and thoughts

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February 16, 2022

5.0

Excellent Doctor with a well trained team.

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February 16, 2022

5.0

Listens to you and very thorough

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February 15, 2022

5.0

I trust him.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Dr. Feder professional yet very nice/pleasant as well. I felt he gave honest, informative, and easily understood replies and I didn’t feel rushed.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

He’s the best!

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Excellent level of care

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Por que es un doctor con mucha amabilidad explica excelente Dios lo bendiga

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February 13, 2022

5.0

Excellent knowledgeable doctor who cares for his patients

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February 13, 2022

4.0

He is thorough and kind. Still awaiting results of his diagnosis and care.

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February 13, 2022

5.0

Dr. Feder is very through and knowledgeable.

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February 13, 2022

5.0

Doctor gave my Diagnosis a name

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February 12, 2022

5.0

Very thorough exam, methodical approach to treatment, and good communication skills.

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Professional

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Excellent doctor in an excellent practice.

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February 10, 2022

5.0

Excellent clinician

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Outstanding ophthalmologist

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Best Doctor !

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February 08, 2022

5.0

He listened to me, he explained what he was doing during the eye exam and the outcome. He reviewed my options as the disease progresses highlighting pros and cons while making sure I knew that could change in 6 momths, a year, etc. He was very thorough.

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February 08, 2022

2.0

I am not sure that his method of communication would be effective for someone like me. I am somewhat uneasy with him.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Dr. feeder is the ultimate professional. He provided thorough and timely care. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone needing his services.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Dr. Feder is very competent, patient, thorough, thoughtful and kind.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Goood Doc

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February 07, 2022

5.0

He goes over all your concerns very carefully.

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February 06, 2022

5.0

EXCELLENT SERVICE

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February 05, 2022

5.0

He is the best! He has restored my vision which is absolutely life-changing!

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February 03, 2022

5.0

He was very professional and knowledgeable about what my eye condition and care would be like. Listened to my medical history and understood very well. Overall he was great! Thank you.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Very thoural with treatment and follow up on new or continued symptoms.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

He is the best in Chicago!!!

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Very professional and knowledgeable

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Excellent attention to patient issues and resolution of patient concerns.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Competent, easy to talk with

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Dr. Feder is very professional and very knowledgeable. He also has people skills.

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January 30, 2022

5.0

I trust him.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Feder is an outstanding physician, surgeon and researcher, with whom U have complete confidence.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Excellence

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January 26, 2022

5.0

I feel he is extremely competent. I trust him.

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January 26, 2022

5.0

Expert

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January 26, 2022

5.0

I have been seeing Dr. Feder for years now. He has always been kind and capable in caring for my eyes.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Best doctor in Chicago!

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January 25, 2022

5.0

He is efficient.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Very good bed side manner.

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