Bruce Teitelbaum, OD, FAAO

Associate Professor of Optometry





Why ICO?

The Illinois College of Optometry offers students an excellent comprehensive education in state of the art facilities, while the Illinois Eye Institute provides quality patient care and education in a collaborative environment of highly trained optometrists, ophthalmologists, and opticians.


Dr. Teitelbaum is an Associate Professor of Optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry and Attending Optometrist at the Illinois Eye Institute with an interest in glaucoma. He completed his optometry training at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, where he also completed a residency in pediatrics and binocular vision. Dr. Teitelbaum has been involved in private optometric practice in addition to clinical and administrative responsibilities in hospital and medical group eye practices. He has authored or co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific posters, papers and abstracts on a wide range of topics. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, Diplomat of the American Board of Optometry and a member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society.

Special Interests



1979 The Eye Institute, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Pediatrics and Binocular Vision Residency
1978 Pennsylvania College of Optometry, BS, OD
1974 University of Pittsburgh, BA


1979-present Illinois College of Optometry
1993-2005 Chicago Eye Institute
1992-1995 Family Vision Associates
1990-1993 Grant Hospital Eye Center
1988-1990 Private practice
1984-1988 Northcare Medical Group
1978-1979 Temple University, Moss Rehabilitation Hospital, Krusen Research Unit

Awards & Honors

Magna Cum Laude, University of Pittsburgh
Beta Sigma Kappa, Pennsylvania College of Optometry
Diplomate, American Board of Optometry

Professional Organizations

Board of Directors, Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness
Member, Optometric Glaucoma Society
Fellow, American Academy of Optometry
Member, American Optometric Association
Member, Illinois Optometric Association


Morettin, C., Roberts D., Newman T., Yang Y., McMahon J., Flynn-Roberts M., Teitelbaum B., Winters J.  “Time-Of- Year Variation in Intraocular Pressure”. Journal of Glaucoma 2021.

King B., Swanson W., Klemencic S., Chaglasian M., Teitelbaum B., Clark C., Speilburg A., Groog., Peabody T. “Assessing the impact of En Face Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Imaging on Clinical Decision Making for Glaucoma Suspects”.  Optometry and Vision Science. 2020. 

Morettin, C. Teitelbaum B.  "Welder’s Maculopathy: A Case Study" Optometric Clinical Practice". 2019.

Lynch K., Teitelbaum B. "Anterior Subcapsular Cataract Secondary to Black Mold Exposure Optometric Clinical Practice. 2019.

Roberts D., Newman, T., Roberts, M., Teitelbaum B., Winters J.  “Long Anterior Zonules and Intraocular Pressure”. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2018.

Speilburg, A., Teitelbaum, B., Pang Y., Ittiara S. “Symmetry of Peripheral Nonperfusion by Ischemic Index”. Journal of Optometry, e-pub Jan 18 2018.

Roberts, D., Teitelbaum, B., Castells, D., Winters, J., Wilensky, J. “Anterior Chamber Depth, Lens Thickness, and Related Measures in African- American Females with Long Anterior Zonules: A Matched Study with Control for Refractive Error”.  Journal of Glaucoma. 2016.

Patel, R., Messner, L., Teitelbaum, B., Michel, K., Hariprasad, S. “Characterization of Ischemic Index Using Ultra-widefield Fluorescein Angiography in Patients With Focal and Diffuse Recalcitrant Diabetic Macular Edema”. American Journal of Ophthalmology. June 2013.

Teitelbaum, B.A., Pang, Y., Krall, Je., Krall, Jo. “Ocular Surface Disease and Convergence Insufficiency: Overlap of Symptoms.” Optometry. June 2012

Stone, W.H., Ittner, E., Teitelbaum B.A. “Progressive Asymptomatic Papilledema As the Presenting Sign of a Chiari 1 Malformation.” May 2012

Pang, Y., Teitelbaum, B.A., Krall, J. “Factors Predicting Base-in Prism Outcomes In Presbyopes With Convergence Insufficiency.” Clinical and Experimental Optometry. March 2012

Teitelbaum, B.A., Pang, Y., Krall, J. “Effectiveness of Base-In Prism for Presbyopes With Convergence Insufficiency.” Optometry and Vision Science. February 2009.

Teitelbaum, B.A., Newman, T., Tresley, D.T., “Occlusive Retinal Vasculitis in a Patient with West Nile Virus.” Clinical and Experimental Optometry. December 2007.

Teitelbaum, B.A., Roberts, D.K., Winters, J.E., Castells, D.D., Alexander, CC. “Blood Pressure Control in an Urban Diabetic African American Eye Clinic Population.” Optometry. November 2005.

Roberts, D.K., Winters, J.E., Castells, D.D., Teitelbaum, B.A., Alexander,C.A. “A Cross Sectional Study of Krukenberg Spindles and Pigmented Lens Striae in a Predominately Black Population: Two Highly Associated Clinical Signs of Anterior Segment Pigment Dispersal.” Journal of Glaucoma. February 2005.

Roberts, D.K., Winters, J.E., Castells, D.D., Clark C.A., Teitelbaum, B.A. “Pigmented Striae of the Anterior Lens Capsule and Age Associated Pigment Dispersion of Variable Degree in a Group of Older African-Americans: An Age, Race, and Gender Matched Study.” International Ophthalmology. January 2004.

Teitelbaum, B.A., Tresley, D.J. “Cystic Maculopathy With Normal Capilliary Perneubility Secondary to Docetaxel.” Optometry and Vision Science. April 2003.

Roberts, D.K., Lo, P.S., Winters, J.E., Castells, D.D., Alexander, C.C., Teitelbaum, B.A. “Prevalence of Pegmented Lens Striae in an African-American Population, a Potential Indicator of Age – Related Pigment Dispersal in the Anterior Segment.” Optometry and Vision Science. November 2002.

Castells, D., Teitelbaum, B.A., Tresley, D.J. “Visual Changes Secondary to the Initiation of Amiodarone: A Case Report and Review Involving Ocular Management in Cardiac Polypharmacy.” Optometry. February 2002.

Teitelbaum, B.A., Frangopoulos, R., Connor, D. “Interobserver Variability in the Estimation of the Cup/Disc Ratio Among Observers of Differing Educational Background.” Optometry. November 2001.

Spies, A., Teitelbaum, B.A., Aide, F.K., “An Atypical Case of Chodoidal Osteomas.” Optometry. May 2001.

Teitelbaum, B. A., “Asymptomatic Unilateral Microembolic Retinopathy Secondary to Percutaneous, Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty.” Journal of the American Optometric Association. September 1999.

Teitelbaum, B.A.,”Reversible Fingerprint Cataract Secondary to Diabetes Mellitus.” Clinical Eye and Vision Care. June 1998.

Teitelbaum, B.A., Hachey, D.L., Messner L.V. “Torpedo Maculopathy.” Journal of the American Optometric Association. June 1997.

Teitelbaum, B.A., Micca, P.J., Jones, G.D., Thurn, M., Lee, T. “Differentiation of Asymptomatic Patients from Symptomatic Patients by the Slope of the Forced Vergence Fixation Disparity Curve.” American Journal of Optometry and Physiological Optics. April 1985.

Teitelbaum, B.A., Kelly, S.A., Gemoules, G. “Contrast Sensitivity Through Spectacles and Hydrogel Lenses of Different Polymer.” International Contact Lens Clinic. March 1985.

Eubanks, G., Nutt, L., Teitelbaum, B.A. “Television Viewing, Oculomotor Skills and Reading Ability: A Correlation Study.” Journal of Optometric Vision Development. June 1983.

Kwatny, E., Bouska , M.J., Teitelbaum, B.A. “Visual System Disorders and Functional Correlates.” Annual Progress Report #15, Rehabilitation and Training Center #8. 1979.