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Shapiro Michael; MD is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology Vitreoretinal Service. His Professional and Research Interests are Pediatric Retina Disease, Retinoblastoma, Retinopathy of prematurity, Complex Retina Detachment, Eye Trauma, Stickler’s Disease, and Persistent Hyperplastic Primay Vitreous.
Their practice includes all retinal diseases. It is always a pleasure to treat straightforward disease with a good prognosis. However, much of his focus is on difficult retina diseases and conditions which are not responsive to standard treatments. In particular his long standing academic and clinical efforts have been towards better treatments and reduction of blindness from pediatric retinal diseases.
He directs the Pediatric Retina Clinic and reguarly treats ROP, PHPV, FEVR, Coats disease, Stckler’s Disease, Chorioretinal and optic nerve colobomas, Incontinetia Pigmenti, Juvenile retinoschisis. He also leads the Retinoblastoma Mangement Group. Other interests include eye trauma, complex retinal detachment, and surgical.
Dr Shapiro is a member of the Association of Pediatric Retina Specialists. He has edited two books on ROP and has been the Principle investigator for the Chicago center for NIH studies of ROP, both STOP-ROP and ETROP. He has also served on their executive committees. He was the only Chicagoan on the International Committee on Classification for ROP.

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