Jose de la Cruz, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Cornea Service
Co-Director, Millennium Park Eye Center
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago


BS—Indiana University at Bloomington
MS—Indiana University at Bloomington
MD—Ponce School of Medicine, Puerto Rico
Residency—New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
Clinical Fellowship in Cornea and External Diseases—Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School

Research Interests

Development of surgical devices for conjunctival manipulation
New techniques in refractive surgery and femtosecond assisted keratoplasty
Advanced technology intraocular lenses for correction of presbyopia and astigmatism

Recent Publications

Zhong W, Montana M, Santosa SM, Isjwara ID, Huang YH, Han KY, O'Neil C, Wang A, Cortina MS, de la Cruz J, Zhou Q, Rosenblatt MI, Chang JH, Azar DT. Angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis in corneal transplantation-A review. Surv Ophthalmol. 2018 Jul - Aug;63(4):453-479.

Talati RK, Hallak JA, Karas FI, de la Cruz J, Cortina MS. Retroprosthetic Membrane Formation in Boston Keratoprosthesis: A Case-Control-Matched Comparison of Titanium Versus PMMA Backplate. Cornea. 2018 Feb;37(2):145-150.

Machen L, Chau FY, de la Cruz J, Sugar J, Cortina MS. Recognition of Fungal Keratitis in Boston Type I Keratoprosthesis: Importance of Awareness and Novel Identification of Exophiala phaeomuriformis. Cornea. 2018 May;37(5):655-657.

Kang KB, Karas FI, Rai R, Hallak JA, Kang JJ, de la Cruz J, Cortina MS. Five year outcomes of Boston type I keratoprosthesis as primary versus secondary penetrating corneal procedure in a matched case control study. PLoS One. 2018 Feb 6;13(2):e0192381.

Ali MH, Dikopf MS, Finder AG, Aref AA, Vajaranant T, de la Cruz J, Cortina MS. Assessment of Glaucomatous Damage After Boston Keratoprosthesis Implantation Based on Digital Planimetric Quantification of Visual Fields and Optic Nerve Head Imaging. Cornea. 2018 May;37(5):602-608.