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Robert J. Brown, BCO

Board Certified Ocularist

The Craniofacial Center, Maxillofacial Prosthetics Clinic


If you need to schedule an appointment please contact the Maxillofacial Prosthetic Clinic:

Robert J. Brown, BCO
Maxillofacial Prosthetics Clinic - M/C 588
University of Illinois at Chicago
811 South Paulina Street - Suite 180
Chicago, IL 60612-4353
Phone: (312) 996-6933
Fax: (312) 355-4173

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Education and Work Experience:  

Ocularist University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago (2003 – present)
Ocularist Private Practice Chicago, IL (1990 – 2005)
Freelance Medical Illustrator Chicago, IL (1985 – present)
Board Certification - National Examining Board of Ocularists, (1991 – present)
Board Approved Diplomate Ocularist - American Society of Ocularists, 1990
Bachelor of Science - University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, 1985

Practice Philosophy:

 Having worked both as an independent private practioner and in a clinical team setting, I bring both a broad scope of experience as well as a valued appreciation of the team approach to the patient. Patients’ needs remain the center of our multidisciplinary team approach, and successful treatment results and patient satisfaction are the driving forces in our team setting. This occurs through close cooperation and collaboration among reconstructive surgeons, oculoplastic surgeons, ophthalmologists, ENT specialists, the ocularist and most importantly, the patient.

Patient Services:  

Comprehensive care for individuals with enucleations (surgical removal of eye) due to injury or disease, anophthalmic sockets (no eye), microphthalmic (small eye), or blind and phthisical (shrunken) eyes.


Ocular prosthetics
Scleral shells
Surgical conformers

Professional Association Membership:  

The American Society of Ocularists (1984 – present)
The Association of Medical Illustrators (1983 – present)



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