Pauline Merrill, MD

610 S. Maple Ave. Ste. 1700
Oak Park, Illinois 60304

Pauline T. Merrill, MD


Illinois Retina Associates, S.C.

610 S. Maple Ave.
Ste. 1700
Oak Park, Illinois 60304
Fax: 708.660.8454

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About Me

Dr. Pauline Merrill specializes in Ophthalmology and is part of AMITA Health's extensive provider network, which includes more than 7,000 affiliated providers. The AMITA Health system serves communities throughout the greater Chicago area down to Kankakee, integrating 19 hospitals, more than 230 outpatient sites and the full spectrum of medical care for you and your family from primary, immediate and emergency care to advanced cardiology, neurology and cancer treatments. We are committed to providing quality care that is open, inclusive and compassionate, delivered with dignity and empathy for all. In sickness and in health.®

  • Ophthalmology
  • Residency Duke University School of Medicine
  • Medical School Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO
  • Fellowship Cullen Eye Institute - Baylor College of Medicine, Texas
  • Ophthalmology
  • AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago
Medical Interests
  • Avastin, Lucentis & Macugen Treatments
  • Cryoretinopexy
  • Diabetic Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • In-Office Minor Surgery
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Diseases
  • Macular Disorders
  • Macular Holes & Puckers
  • Macular Problems
  • Pneumatic Retinopexy
  • Repair Of Retinal Detachments
  • Retina
  • Retina & Vitreous Surgery
  • Retina Disorders
  • Retina Repair
  • Retina Surgery
  • Retina-Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Angiogram
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachments
  • Retinal Disease
  • Retinal Ophthalmology
  • Retinal Photography
  • Retinal Problems
  • Retinal Specialist
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Scleral Buckle Surgery
  • Vision Loss
  • Visudyne Treatment
  • Vitrectomies
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy Surgery
  • Vitreo Retinal Disorders
  • Vitreo-Retinal Disease
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Disease
  • Vitreous Disorders
  • Vitreous Problems
Office Number708.660.8450

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Insurance Types Accepted

  • Aetna Health Network
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • Allkids
  • Ascension Health Medicare
  • Beech Street/Capp Care PPO
  • Blue Choice PPO – Unite Here Health
  • Blue Cross/Blue Sheid Community ICP
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Medicaid
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield POS
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield-MCNP PPO
  • Bright Health Medicare HMO
  • Campus Care - UIC
  • Caterpillar, Inc.
  • Choice Care PPO
  • CIGNA Care Network
  • CIGNA Choice Fund
  • Cigna Connect
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna Health Spring - HMO
  • Cigna Health Spring - HMO Medicare
  • Cigna Health Spring - POS
  • Cigna Health Spring - PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna Open Access
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Clear Springs Health - Medicare HMO
  • Cofinity
  • Cofinity PPO
  • CorVel PPO
  • County Care - Medicaid
  • Family Health Network
  • FirstHealth/Coventry
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Great-West Life HMO
  • Great-West Life POS
  • Great-West Life PPO
  • Harmony(Medicaid) Insurance
  • Healthlink HMO - (State of IL)
  • Healthlink PPO
  • HFN, Inc. EPO
  • HFN, Inc. POS
  • HFN, Inc. PPO
  • Humana EPO
  • Humana Gold Plus
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Interplan Health Group
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Meridian (Medicaid)
  • Multiplan PPO
  • MultiPlan/PHCS Savility
  • Physician Benefit Trust (PBT)
  • PPONEXT (Healthstar/PHN) EPO
  • PPONEXT (Healthstar/PHN) PPO
  • Preferred Network Access (PNA) PPO
  • Preferred Plan EPO
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Self Pay
  • Smart Health
  • Unicare HMO
  • Unicare POS
  • Unicare PPO
  • United Healthcare Here Health - EPO
  • United Healthcare of IL HMO
  • United Healthcare of IL POS
  • United Healthcare of IL PPO
  • Wellcare
  • Workmans Comp


AMITA Health offers a full range of services for you and your family. From acute care and obstetrics to cardiac and emergency care, we're committed to providing quality care that is open, inclusive and compassionate, delivered with dignity and empathy for all.

Clinical Research

Clinical Research

AMITA Health is committed to advancing medicine through clinical research. Clinical research trials are a way to test the safety and effectiveness of new ideas and procedures in an ethical, controlled environment. Many of the current medical treatments available today were developed in a clinical research trial.

Our Story

Our Story

AMITA Health is a faith based health system created by Adventist Midwest Health and Alexian Brothers Health System. AMITA Health is focused on delivering the most efficient, highest-quality, faith-based care possible. We are a new health system that integrates our founding organizations' nine hospitals and an extensive physician provider network of more than 3,000 physicians.