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Elyse L. Chaglasian, OD, FAAO


Associate Professor; Assistant Dean for Community-Based Education and International Programs

Email: echaglas@ico.edu
Phone: 312-949-7122
Office: 2022

Elyse Chaglasian
Elyse Chaglasian

Dr. Chaglasian joined the ICO faculty in 1996, working part-time in the Cornea Center for Clinical Excellence while she was in private practice. She became a full-time faculty member in 2000, and currently serves in the Primary Care and Cornea Services. Her areas of specialty are specialty contact lens fits, anterior segment disease and refractive surgery co-management. Dr. Chaglasian is the Coordinator of the Cornea/Contact lens residency program and serves as the Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees for ICO.

 

ICO provides excellence in both didactic and clinical education that is second to none. The faculty here takes pride and satisfaction in knowing they are helping to educate the next generation of eyecare providers. Our urban location provides diversity in patient encounters that encompasses routine refractive cases to complex diseases.

Special Interests

Primary eye care, anterior segment disease, specialty contact lenses, refractive surgery

Education

SUNY College of Optometry, OD
SUNY Albany, BA

Experience

1996-2006, 2010-present  Illinois College of Optometry
2005-present  Mack Eye Center
2009-2010  Lundbeck, Inc.
1990-2000  North Suburban Vision Consultants, Ltd.

Awards and Honors

2015  Excellence in Education Award

Professional Organizations

Fellow, American Academy of Optometry
Member, American Optometric Association
Member, Illinois Optometric Association
Member, Cornea Section of the American Optometric Association
Member, Women Of Vision

Publications

Cyclosporine — Not Just for Dry Eye?. Co-authored with Tammy Than, OD, MS. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, May 2015.

Anti-VEGF in the Anterior Segment. Co-authored with Tammy Than, OD, MS. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, April 2015.

A Sneak Peek at Next-gen Drugs to Treat Allergic Conjunctivitis. Co-authored with Tammy Than, OD, MS. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, March 2015.

Bug Eyes: Are you fully considering Demodex in your work-ups and treatment decisions?. Co-authored with Tammy Than, OD, MS. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, January 2015.

Topical Delivery to the Posterior Segment – Finally a Reality. Co-authored with Tammy Than, OD, MS. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, October 2014.

New Drugs You May Have Missed. Co-authored with Tammy Than, OD, MS. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, September 2014.

The Source of the Irritation. Co-authored with Tammy Than, OD, MS. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, May 2014.

FQ’s: The Secret of Our Success. Co-authored with Tammy Than, OD, MS. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, April 2014.

A Pain in the Formulary. Co-authored with Tammy Than, OD, MS. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, March 2014.

We Will ROCK You: Rho-associated kinase inhibitors may offer new treatment options for our Fuchs’ dystrophy and bullous keratopathy patients.” Co-authored with Tammy Than, OD, MS. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, January 2014.

Exploring New Frontiers in Drug Delivery. Co-authored with Tammy Than, OD, MS. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, November 2013.

Drug Upgrades Improve Compliance. Co-authored with Tammy Than, OD, MS. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, September 2013.

BAK Tracking. Co-authored with Tammy Than, OD, MS. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, May 2013.

When ‘Collateral Damage’ Strikes the Cornea. Co-authored with Tammy Than, OD, MS. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, April 2013.

Cystaran: A Cystine-Depleting Treatment. Co-authored with Tammy Than, OD, MS. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, January 2013.

A Toolbox Addition. Co-authored with Jill Autry, OD, R.Ph. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, November 2012.

Retiring the Prescription Pad. Co-authored with Jill Autry, OD, R.Ph. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, October 2012.

Flomax for Females?. Co-authored with Jill Autry, OD, R.Ph. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, September 2012.

Are Four Weeks Better Than Two? Co-authored with Jill Autry, OD, R.Ph. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, June 2012.

Glaucoma and the New Prostaglandins. Co-authored with Jill Autry, OD, R.Ph. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, May 2012.

Ease the Frustration: Treating RK. Co-authored with Jill Autry, OD, R.Ph. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, April 2012.

It’s Time For Testosterone. Co-authored with Jill Autry, OD, R.Ph. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, March 2012.

A New Pharmaceutical Tool. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, January 2012.

The Evolving Role of Biomarkers. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, November 2011.

Artificial Corneas: Where Are We Today. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, October 2011.

A New Treatment for MS. Co-authored with Ernest Bowling, OD, MS. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, October 2011.

Keep An Eye on Eylea. Co-authored with Ernest Bowling, OD, MS. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, September 2011.

A Preservative Free Option. Co-authored with Ernest Bowling, OD, MS. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, June 2011.

Something New For That Old Itch. Co-authored with Ernest Bowling, OD, MS. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, May 2011.

What’s New In Dry Eye – Really. Co-authored with Ernest Bowling, OD, MS. Optometric Management, April 2011.

Preserved Preparation: Friend or Foe. Co-authored with Ernest Bowling, OD, MS. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, April 2011.

Something New For That Old Itch. Co-authored with Ernest Bowling, OD. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, April 2011.

Is Beauty Skin Deep. Co-authored with Gregg E. Russell, OD. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, March 2011.

Relieve Patients’ Itchy, Irritated Eyes. Review of Optometry, March 2011.

Strategies for Success: What do you do for your contact lens-dependent patient with ocular surface disease? Co-authored with Gregg E. Russell, OD. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, April 2010.

Nasal Allergies and the Eye: What role do allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis and sinusitis play in your practice? Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, June 2009.

Pupil Measurement Utilizing The Colvard Pupillometer and a Standard Pupil Gauge with a Cobalt Blue Filter Penlight. Chaglasian EL, Akbar S, Probst LE. J Cataract Refract Surg, 2006 Feb;32(2):255-60.

Preparedness of Optometry Students For Discussing Visually Devastating Eye Disease. Chaglasian EL, Hafner J, Ellwein R. Optometric Education, Fall, 2005.

Thorazine Pigmentation, Optometric Physician, March16, 2003.

Roth Spots, Optometric Physician, July 1, 2002.

My Most Challenging Contact Lens Case, Review of Contact Lenses, 2002.

The Use of Diagnostic Trial Evaluation For Specialty Contact Lens Fitting, Optometric Management. Co-authored with S. Barry Eiden, O.D.,1991.