Dr. PearlmanĀ specializes in medical and surgical diseases of the vitreous and retina.


  • Macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Simple and complex retinal detachment repair
  • Macular hole repair
  • Surgical removal of epiretinal membranes
  • Surgical management of trauma


Dr. Pearlman is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Chicago Ophthalmological Society, the Illinois Association of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retina Specialists. He is also an active member of the medical staffs of a variety of local hospitals.

Dr. Pearlman is a graduate of the Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his internship at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia and did his Ophthalmology residency at Temple University. He completed his fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery at Northwestern University and Medical Center under the direction of Dr. Lee Jampol and has since been appointed to the staff as a clinical instructor and researcher. Dr. Pearlman is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology (through December 31, 2024).

Dr. Pearlman is Chicagoland Retinal Consultants Medical Director.

He is fluent in Hebrew and Spanish and is an avid student of Arabic.

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Office Locations

In order to have our services easily accessible, we make ourselves available in a number of Chicago area locations, each site organized to support only the care of retina patients. All offices are open Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 5:00p.m. We are also available after hours and on weekends, by appointment, for those patients unable to come during regular hours.