Dr. Ticho earned his Medical Degree from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he graduated cum laude from their combined premedical-medical program. He completed an integrated surgical-medical Internship at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, followed by a Residency in Ophthalmology at The University of Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary and a Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at Children’s Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
Board Certified — and recertified twice — in Ophthalmology, Dr. Ticho has received the Castle Connolly award for Top Doctors: Chicago Metro Area, for twenty straight years. As Associate Professor at The University of Illinois at Chicago Medical School / Eye & Ear Infirmary, he has taught hundreds of ophthalmologists, as well as medical students, at The University of Illinois Hospitals, Rush-Presbyterian Medical system, Advocate Christ Medical Center, and Lurie Children’s Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Ticho has an avid interest in ophthalmic research, and has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, primarily in the fields of pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus. His studies of patients undergoing silastic intubation for the treatment of congenital tear duct obstructions and combined simultaneous surgery for strabismus and cataract were the largest published. He was an important contributor to National Eye Institute-sponsored, multicenter studies on Retinopathy of Prematurity, amblyopia, pediatric and adult strabismus. He served on the Board of Directors of the prestigious Pediatric Eye Disease and Investigator Group (PEDIG), and has received Honor Awards from the American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology and (AAPOS). His presentations have won recognition at national and international meetings, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the European Ophthalmic Society (SOE).
Areas of special expertise include: ocular misalignment (strabismus), blocked tear ducts, retinopathy of prematurity, drooping eyelid (ptosis), genetic and hereditary conditions (including Down syndrome and neurofibromatosis), and visual aspects of education.
Dr. Ticho helped premier the use of femtosecond lasers in small-incision cataract surgery in Northwest Indiana and the Southwest Chicago suburbs. He also is among few ophthalmic practitioners experienced in the use of broad band light in the treatment of eyelid disorders and blepharitis. He is currently on staff at Little Company of Mary Hospital, AMITA LaGrange and Hinsdale Hospitals, Franciscan St. James, Dyer, Hammond, and Crown Point Hospitals, Advocate Good Samaritan and Christ Hospitals, Ingalls Hospital, Provena St. Joseph Hospital, and The University of Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary.
Above all, Dr. Ticho strives to provide patients with careful individual attention, quality and value, delivered with compassion and old-fashioned friendliness.