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Hauser-Ross Eye Institute is committed to inclusion and diversity.
We believe today more than ever; it isn’t speaking the words, but starts with a culture of service and listening..
For over 33 years, our goal has always been to provide quality care to everyone in the community. Hauser-Ross is committed to doing our part in protecting sight with a pledge to serve all and do so equally, without prejudice. We support and defend the right to safe, caring, and equal treatment for all in our practice: patients and teammates. We are in this together!
Every procedure that’s performed at Hauser-Ross Eye Institute grants you the benefits and freedom of a life without limitations. Our state-of-the-art technology, innovative methods, and decades of experience make it possible for us to help you achieve the quality of life and health you aspire for.
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THE HAUSER TEAMMeet Our Doctors
Ahmed Abdelsalam, MD, FACS
Dr. Abdelsalam specializes in medical and surgical diseases of the vitreous and retina.View Doctor's Profile
Wendewessen Amde, MD
Dr. Amde specializes in management of medical and surgical diseases of the vitreous and retina. His expertise includes the treatment of macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, simple and complex retinal detachment repair, surgical removal of epiretinal membranes, and the surgical management of complex trauma cases.View Doctor's Profile
Elizabeth Appel, OD
Dr. Appel graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana.View Doctor's Profile
Abigail Barnes, OD
Dr. Barnes is a licensed optometrist and member of the Illinois Optometric Association, the West Suburban Optometric Association and American Optometric Association.View Doctor's Profile
Matthew Johnson, MD
Dr. Matthew Johnson is a board certified ophthalmologist. He attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance.View Doctor's Profile
Milap Mehta, MD
Dr. Mehta is a board certified ophthalmologist with extensive sub-specialty training in oculoplastic surgery and facial plastic surgery.View Doctor's Profile
Jay Met, MD
Dr. Jay Met is a board certified retina physician. He completed medical school at Albert Einstein College and his internship at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.View Doctor's Profile
Dzejna Mezbur, OD
Dr. Dzejna Mezbur is a licensed optometrist and member of the Illinois Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.View Doctor's Profile
Robert Pearlman, MD
Dr. Pearlman specializes in medical and surgical diseases of the vitreous and retina. His expertise includes the treatment of both macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, simple and complex retinal detachment repair, macular hole repair, surgical removal of epiretinal membranes, and the surgical management of trauma.View Doctor's Profile
Sanjay Rao, MD
Dr. Rao has clinical expertise in the diseases of the cornea, LASIK surgery, cataracts and corneal transplants. He also specializes in Blade-Free laser cataract surgery using advanced technology lenses, and Blade-Free LASIK surgery using the WaveLight® laser technology.View Doctor's Profile
Edward Yavitz, MD
At the 2000 Annual American College of Eye Surgeons Meeting, he was in the first group to be certified in LASIK surgery and he chaired the session on refractive surgery.View Doctor's Profile