Illinois Dry Eye Center of Excellence

























Dr. Haris Dzubur

Dr. Haris Dzubur is a native Chicagoan who is an alumna of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Dzubur has had the privilege of completing a clinical internship at the Orlando Veterans Administration Hospital, Viera Outpatient Clinic, where he received training in evaluating and managing patients affected by eye diseases that cause vision loss. 

He has also received training in ocular disease at Dan and Hoffman Eye Associates in Miami, Florida. While in Miami, Dr. Dzubur enjoyed the mentorship and training of Dr. Kenneth E. Maller, in fitting specialty contact lenses. 

Dr. Dzubur is the director of the Illinois Dry Eye Center of Excellence. Dr. Dzubur and his support team personalize every dry eye treatment to ensure successful outcomes for all his patients.

























How Tears Work?






The Illinois Dry Eye Center of Excellence
is the premiere source for many who suffer from the complex condition of ocular tear film instability.


Millions of people suffer from dry eye, a condition that occurs when the eyes do not produce sufficient tears or tears evaporate too quickly. The result is often dry, itchy, stinging, and irritated eyes. A chronic condition, dry eye can worsen over time, and inadequate tears can make daily life frustrating and uncomfortable.










Dry Eye Questionaire

Take the quick Dry Eye Questionnaire and bring it along with you to your

initial assessment with one of our doctors









Dry Eye Explained
Learn more About this condition
Most Common Symptoms of Dry Eye
Dry eye is a highly common -- and complex -- eye condition. Tears lubricate the surface of the eye, protect against infection, and ensure clear vision. Dry eye can be associated with age, environmental irritants, certain medications, and medical conditions such as diabetes, thyroid problems, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Dry eyes can cause tremendous discomfort and irritation. Dry eyes are caused by insufficient tear production or inadequate tear quality, causing eyes to become red and irritated, accompanied by a sensation similar to having dust or an eyelash in your eye. At The Illinois Dry Eye Center of Excellence, Dr. Haris Dzubur and his team offer effective relief for dry eyes.
The itchy, scratchy sensation associated with dry eye is more than just a sensation. The corneas of your eyes really are being damaged and the condition can lead to permanent vision loss. Other symptoms include:
• Blurry/Fluctuating Vision
• Itching
• Burning
• Tearing
• Pain
• Inability to Wear Contacts
• Eye Fatigue
• Light Sensitivity
• Redness



The Complete Approach
Dry Eye Questionaire
Our Approach to Treatment
Printable Dry Eye Questionaire
Eye drops and ointments can help decrease your symptoms and lubricate your eyes in mild cases, but often do nothing to address the root of your problems. If you have an underlying condition, drops may actually aggravate your symptoms! Our doctors can recommend an individually formulated, multi-faceted treatment plan to relieve your painful, blurry vision without harming the balance of lipid and aqueous concentrations in your tears.
Take the quick Dry Eye Questionnaire and bring it along with you to your initial assessment with one of our doctors.













Preservative Free Eye Lubricants, ointments and gels for extended nighttime lubrication.

Lacrisert (a time released "pellet" you put into your eye a contact lens, only not as big).

Oasis Tears: preservative free lubricating drops which contain hyaluronic acid, great option for many of our patients.