Ahmet Ozkok, MD, is a board-certified and fellowship-trained ophthalmologist who specializes in treating diseases of the retina, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy. Additional surgical specialties include retinal detachment, vitrectomy, eye trauma, and epiretinal membranes.
Dr. Ozkok earned his medical degree at Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Turkey. He went on to complete a clinical internship and ophthalmology residency at the same institution before relocating to the United States. Here, he completed a retina & glaucoma observership at Tufts University, followed by a medical & surgical retina fellowship training at the University of Louisville, School of Medicine.
After completing fellowship training, Dr. Ozkok practiced as a vitreoretinal surgeon in Rockford, Illinois, for more than seven years and also held a faculty position at the University of Illinois, School of Medicine, participating in medical student and resident training.
Dr. Ozkok has authored more than 29 research articles appearing in peer-reviewed journals and is involved in multiple research projects related to the treatment of macular degeneration, retinal vascular diseases, and other retinal diseases.
What led you to the field of ophthalmology/retina care?
“One of the most indispensable senses we have is eyesight. Despite being relatively small, our eyes are both amazing and complex. When I was a medical student, I was impressed with how much people’s lives were improved by vision correction. I continue to be impressed with the availability of treatment options for many eye diseases which were not treatable even a few decades ago. These life-changing possibilities inspired me to become an eye doctor.”
What is your passion?
“My passion is to provide state of the art eye care to my patients with compassion and help them enjoy their lives.”
- Medical Degree – Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine – Istanbul University, Turkey
- Clinical Internship – Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University – Turkey
- Ophthalmology Residency – Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University – Turkey
- Observership in Retina & Glaucoma – Lahey Clinic, Tufts University – Medford, MA
- Fellowship in Medical & Surgical Retina – University of Louisville, School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences – Louisville, KY
“Eyesight is a gift, maybe the most valuable gift. It’s a great privilege to help improve/save this gift by providing top quality eye care.”
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