Walter M. Jay, MD
The John M. Krasa Professor of Ophthalmology

Subspecialty / Clinical Expertise:
Director, Neuro-Ophthalmology Service
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Practice Locations:
Loyola Outpatient Center
Loyola Center for Health at Hickory Hills
Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge

(888) LUHS-888

Contact Information:
(708) 216-3408


Undergraduate School:
Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL

Medical School:
The University of Chicago
The Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Residency in Ophthalmology, 1976-1979
University of Chicago

Fellowship in Neuro-ophthalmology, 1979-1980
University of California School of Medicine

Board Certification

  • National Board of Medical Examiners, 1977
  • American Board of Ophthalmology, 1980
  • Professional Organizations
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS)
  • Chicago Ophthalmological Society (COS)


  • 2011-2012 U.S. News and World Report Top Doctor
  • 2011-2012 Best Doctor listed by
  • 2010 Faculty Member of the Year, Loyola University Chicago
  • 2008 American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award
  • 2008-1992 American Board of Ophthalmology Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Contributions as an Examiner
  • Spring/Summer 2007 and Summer/Fall 2003 Top Doctors Award in the Chicago area by Chicago Consumers’ Checkbook
  • 1993 Top Doctors Award in the Chicago area by Castle Connolly Guide
  • 1993 Top Doctors Award in the Chicago area by Chicago Magazine
  • 1993, 1990, 1987, 1984, 1981 Physician’s Recognition Award of the American Medical Association
  • 1990 Beem-Fisher Award, Chicago Ophthalmology Society
  • 2009, 2008, 2005, 2003, 2001, 1999, 1995, 1992 Associate Examiner, American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)

Research Interests

  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Comprehensive ophthalmology