Smajo S. Osmanovic MD. PHD.

smajoosmanovicDr. Osmanovic was born in Bosnia-Herzegovina and came to the United States in 1985 with his wife and children. Before coming to the USA he attended Belgrade University Medical School and Postgraduate School graduating with honors at the top of his class.

He was an Associate Professor in the Department of Patho-Physiology at Belgrade University Medical School. He was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship for the research in neurosciences performed at Department of Physiology and Biophysics, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago.

He finished his internship in Internal Medicine at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago and completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois at Chicago.

He also attended the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary to receive his fellowship in glaucoma and is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology there.

He specializes in Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery, and External Eye Diseases and is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Illinois Association of Ophthalmology.

He was honored in Strathmore’s Who’s Who for demonstrating leadership and achievement in the field of ophthalmology.

Dr. Senad Osmanovic

A Native of the Chicago area, Dr. Senad Osmanovic joined Arlington Eye Physicians following his surgical retina fellowship training at University of California Davis in Sacramento, CA. He is a specialist in retinal diseases of the eye and retinal surgery, and sees patients with a variety of retinal disorders, including age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal detachments.

Dr. Osmanovic was raised in Oak Park, IL and attended the University of Chicago for his undergraduate education.  He obtained his medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago.  He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, where he received several achievement awards.  During his residency, Dr. Osmanovic also traveled to Tokyo, Japan and Brazil to spend time at ophthalmology hospitals.

Dr. Osmanovic has been involved in clinical trials investigating treatments for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and other retinal disorders, for which he has given talks at international conferences. His research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed medical journals and he has authored several book chapters.  Dr. Osmanovic is Board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is an active member of multiple professional societies including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking and cycling.

Gregory J. Pacelli, MD. PHD.

Gregory Pacelli attended medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago after having received his Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign. In addition, prior to completing his medical degree, Dr. Pacelli completed a thesis on learning and memory earning his doctorate in Philosophy (PhD) at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Pacelli’s post-graduate training includes an internship performed at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, a residency in Ophthalmology performed at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus performed at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Subsequent to completing his training, Dr. Pacelli held academic positions a Louisiana State University (Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Assistant Professor) and Children’s Surgical Foundation and Northwestern University (Clinical Assistant Professor). In addition, Dr. Pacelli is currently on a staff at Hines VA Medical Center at Loyola University.

Dr. Pacelli’s areas of clinical interest include all facets of pediatric ophthalmology including strabismus (crossed or wandering eyes), blocked tear ducts, amblyopia (poor vision due to improper brain development of the visual pathway), diseases of the eye due to prematurity (retinopathy of prematurity), and infantile cataracts.

Dr. Pacelli is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology and fellowship trained in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

He was honored in Strathmore’s Who’s Who for demonstrating leadership and achievement in the field of ophthalmology.

Dzejna Mezbur OD

Dzejna Mezbur, OD received her Bachelor of Science in Biology degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago and her Doctorate of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2007.

She completed her internships at Illinois Eye Institute, William Chappell VA Clinic in Daytona Beach, Gottlieb Hospital Eye Clinic, Chicago Cornea Consultants, and Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired.  Her clinical interests include comprehensive eye examinations for children and adults, fitting contact lenses, treatment and management of eye diseases, and co-managing surgery patients.

Dr. Mezbur is a member of the American Optometric Association and Illinois Optometric Association.  She has participated in vision screenings at local elementary schools and the Special Olympics, as well as eye care mission trips to Honduras and Cameroon.

Dr. Mezbur sees patients at Lincoln Eye Clinic in Chicago.