Robert J. Barnes, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Subspecialty / Clinical Expertise:
Glaucoma Management and Surgery
Complex Cataract Surgery with Glaucoma

Practice Locations:
Loyola Outpatient Center

(888) LUHS-888

Contact Information:
(708) 216-3408


Undergraduate School:
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
Bachelor of Arts, Science 1978

Medical School:
Rush Medical College
Chicago, IL
Doctor of Medicine, 1982

Residency in Ophthalmology, 1983-1986
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL

Fellowship in Glaucoma, 1986-1987
University of Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary
Chicago, IL

Board Certification

  • National Board of Medical Examiners, 1982
    American Board of Ophthalmology, certified 1990
  • Professional Organizations
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • American Glaucoma Society (AGS)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB)
  • Pan American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO)
  • Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS)
  • Kane County Medical Society (KCMS)
  • Chicago Glaucoma Society (CGS)
  • Chicago Medical Society (CMS)
  • Chicago Ophthalmological Society (COS)


  • 2010 Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award
  • 2005 and 1998 Department of Ophthalmology Outstanding Teacher, Loyola University Medical Center
  • 1986 Resident Teaching Award, University of Illinois

Research Interests

  • Glaucoma lasers
  • Glaucoma surgery, valves and Setons
  • Glaucoma imaging and diagnostics
  • New techniques for management and surgery
  • Pediatric glaucomas
  • International health care delivery