Richard Miller, MD

Richard A. Miller, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained corneal specialist. Dr. Miller received his medical degree from Northwestern University School of Medicine. He completed his ophthalmology residency training at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and then served his Fellowship in Corneal Transplant Surgery at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Dr. Miller is also the former Director of the Cataract and Corneal Transplant Division at the University of Chicago. He currently holds an appointment as a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Illinois School of Medicine.

Dr. Miller’s practice specializes in surgery and treatment of complex eye diseases such as cataracts, corneal diseases, and glaucoma, In addition, Dr. Miller’s practice corrects ophthalmic complications from previous surgery and offers refractive surgery to decrease dependence on glasses. One of the busiest cataract surgeons in the country, Dr. Miller has performed over 20,000 cataract surgeries.

Dr. Richard Miller was the first surgeon in the Rockford area to offer two revolutionary advancements in the treatment of cataracts. One of these is the highly successful multifocal intraocular lens (IOL) for cataract patients. Prior to the advent of this treatment option, the vast majority of patients who had undergone cataract surgery received mono-focal lenses, which typically requires the patient to wear eyeglasses for distance vision and bifocals for near vision following their surgery. The goal of multifocal lens surgery is to restore your ability to read the newspaper, prescription bottles, mail, drive a car, or participate in your other favorite activities, all without glasses. The second of these advancements, for patients with high levels of astigmatism, is a new astigmatism correcting implant that can be used with a very high rate of success for achieving distance vision without glasses.


Miller Eye Center


2995 Eastrock Drive

Rockford, IL 61109 USA

Telephone – 815-226-1500

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