Alice T. Lyon, MD

Alice T. Lyon, MD

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Primary Specialty

Surgical Retina

Secondary Specialty

  • Medical Retina

Insurance

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine - 1987
Internship:
New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus) - 1988
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1991
Fellowships:
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School - 1993

Media

Languages Spoken

  • German

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 

1101 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 30, 2022

5.0

She is an excellent doctor in her specialty.

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Professional and efficient. Goes the extra distance

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March 29, 2022

5.0

She’s awesome

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March 28, 2022

5.0

Thorough, asks great questions and communicates well with me about my condition.

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March 28, 2022

5.0

Thorough evaluation and excellent care.

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March 28, 2022

4.0

She is a much sought after physician- fortunately, my situation was not dire. See previous comment

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March 27, 2022

5.0

She is a very caring and excellent doctor. She knows her stuff and explains things so that you can understand. I call her a miracle worker because of the care and help she has given me over the years.

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March 26, 2022

5.0

I love the care and treatment and bedside manner from Dr Lyon.

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Dr. Lyon and her staff explain everything in layman’s term.

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Best in the field

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Wonderful doctor. She saved my sight in both eyes.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

Outstanding service and professionalism. Dr. Lyon and her team are the best.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Excellent care and skills.

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March 12, 2022

5.0

Dr Lyons excellent care.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

She seems extremely competent, I am very comfortable having her do my surgery.

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March 10, 2022

5.0

Very thorough examination. A very knowledgeable holistic physician. Never seems rushed.

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March 10, 2022

5.0

Competent, thorough, friendly and efficient And accommodating

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March 10, 2022

5.0

Always does a thorough exam and explains everything so well

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Dr Lyon is specialist in her field

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Highly knowledgeable

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Dr. Lyon seems very talented and thorough in her exams.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Extraordinary competence and thoughtfulness

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March 08, 2022

5.0

She is brilliant and nice

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Dr. Lyon is the best physician

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March 04, 2022

5.0

Knows her craft extremely well !

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March 03, 2022

5.0

Wonderful dr

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March 03, 2022

5.0

Yes I will.Because she's great in what she does.she did my.eyes.and.both eyes are doing great.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

I have been seeing Dr. Lyon for 22 years and wouldn’t change her for anything in the world! She is the best retina specialist. Extremely knowledgeable and experienced. Thank you Dr. Lyon for everything you have done for me!

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March 02, 2022

5.0

She is phenomenal

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February 28, 2022

5.0

My gut feeling is that she is very, very good at diagnosing.

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February 27, 2022

5.0

Dr. Lyon explains my condition and her concerns clearly and in detail. My questions are answered thoroughly. I was especially impressed when she told me that if I noticed a change for the worse, she would see me right away.

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February 26, 2022

5.0

Caring and very thorough Doctor

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February 26, 2022

4.0

She is brilliant but somewhat brusk. For me she is worth the cons.

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February 26, 2022

5.0

Top notch retinologist

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February 24, 2022

5.0

More than satisfied wiith medical aspects

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Dr Lyon saved my vision after both eyes had retinal detachments . I trust her.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Expert caring physician

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February 22, 2022

5.0

She’s very knowledgeable and explains things to me

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable and able to explain the situation clearly.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Ella ya me iso cirugía en uno de mis ojos y quedé muy bien.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Very skilled and knowledgeable.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Always taking sufficient time to explain

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February 19, 2022

5.0

consistently attentive and approachable

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February 18, 2022

5.0

A real pro who has along list of patients waitng want to see her because she is the best that Northwestern has to offer in caring for patients with MD

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February 17, 2022

5.0

I know Dr Lyon is the BEST. I truly believe she saved my eyesight. I had a detached retina, which detached twice and she worked hard to get me where I am now. It is hard to explain but when you are in her care, she has a way of making you feel like you are her only patient. I love that she is teaching her skills to new residents too. Northwestern is fortunate to have a fine doctor of her caliber on staff. MANY THANKS!!

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February 17, 2022

5.0

Her skill and care

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February 16, 2022

5.0

Because she is the best, caring, real, down to earth and knows completely what her specialty is.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Great Physician

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February 14, 2022

5.0

User friendly. An excellent, confident physician who will explain things so I understand. Shares the truth.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Lyon is the best doctor is a very good listener and not only do she listens but she tell you everything she’s doing and why she’s doing the procedure and she always concerned about how I’m feeling and do I understand what Has to be done and I really appreciate her for that she is a diamond the shine so bright ????

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February 12, 2022

5.0

She has a nice demeanor, gives you information in a calm professional way She came back to the seating area to check if i was called to go to Retina surgery room and conferred with colleagues about eye injury

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February 10, 2022

5.0

Dr. Lyon is an excellent retina specialist. She is very caring and has a wonderful bedside manner. She has been my doctor for over 20 years. She has enabled me to keep my vision at the age of 87 years. Back in 2001, she came in on a Sunday for the urgent procedure to save my eyes.

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February 10, 2022

5.0

Very thorough

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February 10, 2022

5.0

For eye care Dr. Lyon is the finest.

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February 09, 2022

5.0

Dr. Lyon is very professional and explains everything in lamens term. She is Awesome!

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February 09, 2022

5.0

she's kind, very knowledgeable, listens, has compassion

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February 09, 2022

5.0

Dr. Lyon is brilliant and cares for my well being.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

She's very thorough. I think she's very good at diagnosing.

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February 05, 2022

5.0

I believe Dr Lyons is an excellent ophthalmologist and uses cutting edge technology. She always takes time to discuss my condition and treatment.

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February 05, 2022

5.0

I have great confidence in her ability and felt well taken care of

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February 05, 2022

5.0

State of the art knowledge. Involved in research and clinical trials. Informative and respectful.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Because she’s the greatest and the best and I love her and he’s fine to talk to her

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Great

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January 29, 2022

5.0

Excellent care!

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January 27, 2022

5.0

She is communicative and compassionate.

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January 27, 2022

5.0

her interest, professionalism, thoroughness. The long wait was annoying--if there is any way to schedule visits less tightly, that would be great.

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January 27, 2022

5.0

She is knowledgeable and presise

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January 26, 2022

5.0

dr lyons is a wonderful dr and i had patti that assisted her also great

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January 26, 2022

5.0

She's AWESOME. No one could have convinced me that Eye Surgery would have been this comfortable. Dr. Lyon is award winning

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Brilliant, knowledgeable, and kind. I am so Lucky to be seen by her

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January 19, 2022

5.0

Good care

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January 18, 2022

5.0

She listens to my concerns and considers my questions. She is very concerned about my condition and I feel she will help me improve.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Best doc around?

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January 18, 2022

5.0

She is through in her though process.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

A real leader in her field of retina care

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January 15, 2022

5.0

No one does it better

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January 15, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable in retinal disease. Very professional

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January 14, 2022

5.0

She is the best

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January 13, 2022

5.0

Caring, thorough, thoughtful, proactive extraordinary expertise and VERY much a warm human being.

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January 13, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable and thorough

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January 10, 2022

5.0

She's the best and works for the best of its kind of clinic in the Midwest.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Strong reputation

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January 10, 2022

5.0

She’s the best are you kidding me

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January 07, 2022

5.0

She explained my condition to me very thoroughly. Thanks!

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January 04, 2022

5.0

I trust her.

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January 04, 2022

5.0

She is an amazing lady who really cares about her patients. She was wonderful. I would go back to her in a heart beat.

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January 03, 2022

5.0

Her care.

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December 25, 2021

5.0

Professional experience and attention

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December 23, 2021

5.0

She know how to do what needs to be so w.

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December 23, 2021

5.0

She is caring, thoughtful, and extremely capable. A great lady!

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December 21, 2021

5.0

She listens to my concerns and answers my questions. I feel that she cares about my progress.

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Very good doctor

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Thorough, expert care

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December 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Lyon has gone over and above the standard of care in treating my eye disease. She is incredibly proactive and has consulted with other specialists routinely. I feel that I am getting the absolute best care.

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December 18, 2021

5.0

She is truly caring and very professional.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

The best

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August 31, 2021

5.0

I think she has a good doctor and knows what shes talking about the way the clinic is wrong so inefficiently amount of time it takes to get in is ridiculous!

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August 30, 2021

5.0

It's because she is an outstanding doctor in every way.

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August 27, 2021

5.0

Have been her patient 30 yrs¦ she is consistent & caring

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August 26, 2021

5.0

She is an expert.

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Disclosures

Alice T. Lyon, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

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