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Sheridan Lam, MD

Dr. Lam co-founded DuPage Ophthalmology with Dr. Gupta in 2006. Dr. Lam has been practicing Ophthalmology in western suburbs of Chicago since 1993. A graduate of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Lam completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of South Florida. He completed fellowships in ophthalmic pathology and uveitis at the University of Illinois at Chicago Eye Center and a cornea fellowship at the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Lam is also an assistant professor of clinical ophthalmology at the University of Illinois at Chicago Eye Center. Dr. Lam specializes in cataract surgery, laser assisted vision correction, and presbyopia correction.

When Dr. Lam is out of the office, he enjoys trying out new cuisines, attending concerts, taking cruises, reading books on economics, sciences & math, exercising, and debating Dr. Gupta on philosophical issues.


  • Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University
  • Doctor of Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School
  • Internship, Swedish Covenant Hospital
  • Residency in Ophthalmology, University of South Florida
  • Chief Resident in Ophthalmology, University of South Florida
  • Chief Resident in Ophthalmology, University of Illinois at Chicago Eye Center
  • Fellowship in Ophthalmic Pathology, University of Illinois at Chicago Eye Center
  • Fellowship in Uveitis, University of Illinois at Chicago Eye Center
  • Fellowship in Cornea and External Disease, University of Iowa, Department of Ophthalmology
  • Master of Arts, North Central College

Certification and Licensure

  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Illinois Medical License

Academic Appointment

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, University of Illinois at Chicago Eye Center

Hospital Affiliations

  • Elmhurst Outpatient Surgical Center
  • Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
  • Good Samaritan Hospital

Professional Organization Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Illinois Association of Ophthalmology
  • Midwest Cornea Society


  • Golden Apple Award for excellence in resident teaching, University of Illinois at Chicago, Eye Center
  • Honors Program in Medical Education, Northwestern University Medical School

Major Publications

  • Lam S, Margo CE, Beck R, Pusateri TJ, Pascucci S. Cavernous sinus syndrome as the initial manifestation of multiple myeloma. J Clin Neuro-ophthalmol 1987; 7:135-138
  • Lam S, Beck RW, Hall D, Creighton JB. Atonic pupil after cataract surgery. Ophthalmology 1989; 96:589-590
  • Lam S, Tso MOM, Gurne DH. Dimethylthiourea ameliorates retinal photic injury in albino rat. Arch Ophthalmol 1990; 108:1751-1757
  • Li ZL, Lam S, Tso MOM. Desferrioxamine ameliorates retinal photic injury in albino rats. Curr Eye Res 1991; 22:716-717
  • Lam S, Rapuano CJ, Krachmer JH, Lam BL. Lamellar corneal autograft for corneal perforation. Ophthalmic Surg 1991; 22:716-717
  • Lam S, Stone MS, Goeken JA, Massiocotte SJ, Smith AC, Folberg R, Krachmer JH. Paraneoplastic pemphigus, Cicatricial conjunctivitis, and acanthosis nigricans with pachydermatoglyphy in a patient with bronchogenic squamous cell carcinoma. Ophthalmology 1992; 99:108-113
  • Lam S, Lam BL. Bilateral retinal hemorrhages from megablastic anemia: case report and review of literature. Ann Ophthalmol 1992; 24:86-90
  • Marx JL, Hillman DS, Hinshaw KD, Olson JJ, Putterman AM, Lam S. Bilateral dacryocystitis after punctual occlusion with thermal cautery. Ophthalmic Surg 1992; 23:560-561
  • Lam S, Tessler HH, Lam BL, Wilensky JT. High incidence of sympathetic ophthalmia after contact and non-contact neodymium: YAG cyclotherapy. Ophthalmology 1992; 99:1818-1822
  • Lam S, Tessler HH. Mitomycin as adjunct therapy in correcting iatrogenic punctual stenosis. Ophthalmic Surg 1993; 24:123-124
  • Lam S. A patient with current hyphema and iris cavernous hemangioma. Can J Ophthalmol 1993; 28:36-39
  • Lam S, Tessler HH, Winchester K, Van Hecke H, Lam BL. Iris crystals in chronic iridicyclitis. Br J Ophthalmol 1993; 77:181-182
  • Lam S, Tessler HH. “New stuff” in uveitis. Ophthalmol Clin North Am 1993; 6:81-95
  • Owen SL, Lam S, Tessler HH, Deutsch TA. A new intraocular method in the diagnosis and treatment of Propionibacterium acnes endophthalmitis following extracapsular cataract extraction. Ophthalmic Surg 1993; 24:268-272
  • Chaques VJ, Lam S, Tessler HH, Mafee MF. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of posterior scleritis. Ann Ophthalmol 1993; 25:89-94
  • Lam S, Meisler DM, Krachmer JH. Enterococcal infections crystalline keratopathy. Cornea 1993; 12:273-276
  • Lam S, Tessler HH, Farber MD, Matalon R, Deaching MN, Rychlik DS, Lam BL. Elevated serum sialic acid in idiopathic acute iridicyclitis toxoplasmosis. Can J Ophthalmol 1993; 28:58-61
  • Lam S, Tessler HH. Quadruple therapy for ocular toxoplasmosis. Can J Ophthalmol 1993; 28:58-61
  • Holland EJ, Olsen TW, Ketcham JM, Florine C, Krachmer JH. Purcell JJ, Lam S, Tessler HH, Sugar J. Topical cyclosporine A in the treatment of anterior segment inflammatory disease. Cornea 1993: 12:413-419
  • Katz G, Winchester K, Lam S. Ocular aspergillosis isolated in the anterior chamber. Ophthalmology 1993; 100:1815-1818
  • Farber MD Lam S, Tessler HH, Jennings TJ, Cross A, Rusin MM. Reduction of macular oedema by acetazolamide in patients with chronic iridicyclitis: a randomized prospective crossover study. Br J Ophthalmol 1994; 78:4-7
  • Fukuchi T, Yue BY, Sugar J, Lam S. Lysosomal enzyme activities in conjuctival tissues of patients with keratocunas, Arch Ophthalmol 1994; 112: 1368-1374.
  • Lam S. Keratitis caused by leishmaniasis and trypanosomiasis. Ophthalmol Clin N Am 1994; 7:635-639
  • Lam BL, Lam S, Walls RC. Prevalence of papebral fissure asymmetry in white persons. Am J Ophthalmol 1995; 120:518-522
  • Dragan L, Eng AM, Lam S, Persson, T. Tetracycline and niacinamide: treatment alternatives in ocular Cicatricial pemphigoid. Cutis 1999; 63:181-183


  • Cataract surgery
  • Laser-assisted cataract surgery (Catalys)
  • Presbyopia correction
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