About Dr. Edward G. Dolezal

Biography:

Edward G. Dolezal, MD is an experienced eye physician and surgeon who has been practicing ophthalmology in the Crystal Lake and greater McHenry County, IL area for nearly twenty years.

A native of La Grange Park, IL, he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and with Bronze Tablet Honors, the university’s highest academic award, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in the Life Sciences.

Afterward, he attended and earned the Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Illinois (UIC) Medical School in Chicago. Subsequently, he then completed a one-year transitional internship followed by a three-year residency in ophthalmology at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago.  Finally, he traveled to Emory University in Atlanta, GA to complete a one-year fellowship in his subspecialty interest, glaucoma.

Dr. Dolezal is a long-standing member of the Illinois Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (ISEPS) and is a fellow and board-certified member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Dolezal specializes in comprehensive ophthalmology with a subspecialty interest in diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma.  His areas of expertise include minimally invasive cataract surgery, medical and laser treatment of glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, age-related macular degeneration, and ocular emergencies.

A lifelong Cubs fan, Dr. Dolezal was fortunate to attend Wrigley Field for the decisive game six of the 2016 NLCS when the Cubs won their first NL pennant in 71 years.  Please feel free to visit the signed and framed Javier Baez #9 jersey from the 2016 World Series near the front desk!

In addition, Dr. Dolezal is an avid scuba diver who enjoys the recreational activity with his wife and adult children and has logged multiple adventurous nights, cave and shark dives over the past many years.  In addition, he participates in open water swimming events to promote and support his two favorite charities, Swim Across America (SAA) and A Long Swim (ALS).  Swim Across America is a national organization that raises funds locally to support cutting-edge cancer research at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.  A Long Swim is a Barrington organization that raises funds to support Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) at Northwestern University in Chicago. You may access more information about these organizations by clicking on the links below.



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