Alice T. Lyon, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Surgical Retina

Secondary Specialty

  • Medical Retina

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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

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 

1401 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

88 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

88 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

Explains everything.

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August 29, 2023

5.0

I am Completely confident about her skills

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August 29, 2023

5.0

Because she is the best.

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August 27, 2023

5.0

Concerned and skilled

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August 22, 2023

5.0

I trust Dr. Lyon completely.

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August 22, 2023

5.0

So talented and knows her stuff.

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August 22, 2023

5.0

I would without a doubt recommend Dr Lyon because I’m sure the patient would receive outstanding care. She runs a great organization and she is very thoughtful and through. The best of the best!

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August 15, 2023

5.0

Superb physician.

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August 13, 2023

5.0

Dr Lyon is wonderful; she is a nationally recognized specialist and she knows the latest developments relating to my disease,AMD.

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August 12, 2023

5.0

As I stated earlier, Dr. Lyon is the best doctor that I say that is in ophthalmology she has a heart of gold. Her presence is so warm and caring.

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August 10, 2023

5.0

I just think she is an excellent doctor. I have a few vision issues and I have the utmost of confidence that she gives me an a very thorough examination and advice.

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August 09, 2023

5.0

The first time I met her she showed nothing but concern and passion for my condition. I love both Dr Lyon for my Doctor and Dr [ ].

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August 09, 2023

5.0

She has been treating my diabetic related eye issues for 5 years. Thanks to her care my eyes are vastly improved

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August 07, 2023

5.0

Knowledge, experience and thoroughness.

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August 03, 2023

5.0

She is thorough, competent and compassionate and invested in my well being.

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July 30, 2023

5.0

I would give Dr. Lyon my highest recommendation. As evidenced by her track record and other patient experiences, and now by my own experiences, she is incredibly knowledgeable, thorough, and capable. Despite having an extraordinarily busy schedule, she has also not hesitated to answer questions or to explain findings. Eyesight is precious and she is exceptionally trustworthy to be a specialist in this area.

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July 29, 2023

5.0

Great excellent caregiver

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July 26, 2023

5.0

Understands her patients… excellent diagnoses

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July 26, 2023

3.0

I go to Dr Lyon because of her great expertise and reputation. However, her appointments needlessly stretch into hours. (One time it was 5 hours, 3 hours is speedy.). The procedure itself lasts only 30 minutes or so.

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July 26, 2023

5.0

She’s the best.

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July 25, 2023

5.0

Efficient and knowledgeable

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July 23, 2023

5.0

great bedside manner, not hurried when she’s with me

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July 22, 2023

5.0

Skill, knowledge and care

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July 21, 2023

5.0

I guess explain the reason for whatever I put down there's nothing more I have to say

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July 21, 2023

5.0

Best doctor ever great surgeon

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July 21, 2023

5.0

She is the retina specialist that does the most amazing work

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July 20, 2023

5.0

She’s an exceptional surgeon and retinal specialist

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July 20, 2023

3.0

Excellent doctor but wait times are way too long

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July 20, 2023

5.0

She keeps up with current studies and technology

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July 20, 2023

5.0

She sat and explained what she would do for surgery .

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July 19, 2023

5.0

Dr. Lyon is the BEST. Going into 2 years under her care I can honestly say her commitment to me as a patient hasn't waivered.

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July 18, 2023

5.0

She always explains the progress and treatment. She cares!!

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July 18, 2023

4.0

She is highly skilled and thorough in her work.

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July 18, 2023

5.0

She has provided me wonderful care.

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July 18, 2023

5.0

She is a wonderful, intelligent, experienced, and thoughtful ophthalmologist. I am proud that she has taken me as a patient. Winter, and summer, fall, and spring I will travel to Northwestern to keep my appointments with her, and will follow her advice.

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July 17, 2023

5.0

Top notch

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July 16, 2023

5.0

Competent and caring

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July 16, 2023

5.0

Efficient and knowledgeable

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July 15, 2023

5.0

She is an excellent doctor

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July 13, 2023

5.0

One of the most gracious, caring and intelligent persons I know.

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July 12, 2023

5.0

Dr. Lyon is meticulous in her examination of the patient and articulates her diagnosis in terms that the patient can readily understand. Also, the patient feels comfortable asking questions and/or expressing concerns.

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July 11, 2023

5.0

Dr. Lyon is the best--thoughtful and caring and skilled.

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July 11, 2023

5.0

Dr Lyon is conservative, thorough, excellent and lovely. She is a gift to my eyes❣️❣️

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July 11, 2023

5.0

As noted, Dr Lyon is at the top of her game & worth the wait, as there always is, to see her.

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July 11, 2023

5.0

She’s the best.

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July 08, 2023

4.0

She is highly skilled and respected in her field.

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July 06, 2023

5.0

Great dr

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July 06, 2023

5.0

she is the best out there

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July 06, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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July 01, 2023

5.0

She is the Best

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June 30, 2023

5.0

See above, plus her office made an appointment for me, with a cataract surgeon, at Dr. Lyon's recommendation.

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June 30, 2023

5.0

The best-the very best. A dedicated physician who cares about her clients.

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June 22, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and compassionate care.

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June 22, 2023

5.0

Dr. Lyon is highly experienced, qualified, and thorough, and kind as well.

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June 20, 2023

5.0

She is an amazing professional. Caring, thorough, thoughtful and brilliant.

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June 19, 2023

5.0

Two detached retinas and I have great sight ! Operations by Dr. Lyon

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June 16, 2023

5.0

I have complete trust and Dr. Lyon.

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June 15, 2023

5.0

Very thorough, kind, i feel safe and comfortable with her

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June 14, 2023

5.0

Dr. Lyon takes the time to fully explain my condition in layman’s terms.

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June 14, 2023

5.0

supremely competent caring compassionate and u the very best

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June 14, 2023

5.0

Dr. Lyon is the best ophthalmologist/retina doctor anybody could ever ask for!!! She is brilliant, caring, and very thorough. Her explanations are very clear and understandable. She is simply the best!!!

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June 13, 2023

5.0

What more can I tell you she's a great doctor the people who work under her are very nice very considerate if you need something they take care of it

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June 12, 2023

5.0

Explains things very well. Friendly.

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June 09, 2023

5.0

Dr Lyon is very thorough I like the fact that she is a good teacher too. I sometimes don’t understand what she is saying but never hesitate to ask and find out. She is very personable. Very realistic about risks

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June 09, 2023

5.0

Dr. Lyon is excellent!

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June 08, 2023

5.0

Superb surgeon; personable and caring; patient oriented.

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June 08, 2023

5.0

She is the best

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June 05, 2023

5.0

Dr. Lyon is thorough, caring and just plain wonderful! I trust her 1000% .

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June 02, 2023

5.0

She is very experienced and i trust her with my care.

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June 01, 2023

5.0

Her professional credentials speak for themselves. But she’s thorough and genuinely invested in her patient’s care.

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May 15, 2023

5.0

Top retinalogist in Chicago area

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May 11, 2023

5.0

Very good

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May 11, 2023

5.0

She is an excellent and caring Doctor.

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May 11, 2023

5.0

She is the best.

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May 10, 2023

5.0

I felt the best care and advice from her.

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May 10, 2023

5.0

She and her staff are super. This is my third visit to see her and can say that confidently. They provide thorough care.

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May 08, 2023

3.0

The very long wait.

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May 04, 2023

5.0

An amazingly empathetic physician who explains what she is doing and understands patients with anxiety about medical procedures.

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May 04, 2023

5.0

See above. Also, competent, smooth interaction with her staff members.

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May 04, 2023

3.0

As stated above: Dr. Lyon is exceptional and very kind, but it seems that no consideration is given to her appointment capacity. Waits during appointments are routinely long (e.g., nearly one hour in chair prior to seeing her).

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May 03, 2023

5.0

She’s WONDERFUL!! Everything one would hope to find in a doctor. She’s compassionate and brilliant. She’s a cheerleader for my progress. I have great faith in her decisions to treat my eye issues. And I feel fortunate to have her as my dr.

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May 02, 2023

5.0

She’s very kind and is up-to-date on all procedures

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May 02, 2023

5.0

Wonderful doctor. Thoroughly explains procedures. Great bedside manner.

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May 01, 2023

5.0

Dr. Lyon is the best. I am thankful to have her as my doctor.

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April 28, 2023

5.0

She is absolutely the best retina doctor available.

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April 27, 2023

4.0

She’s intelligent, renowned in her field, etc., but leaves a little something to be desired when it comes to talking to and listening to patients.

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April 27, 2023

5.0

She’s the very Best

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April 25, 2023

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable!!

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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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