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Ana Lora LoDuca, MD

Ana Lora LoDuca, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery & Director of UiM Academic Success

Dr. Ana LoDuca received her MD from Rush Medical College. She completed a residency in Ophthalmology at John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a fellowship in Glaucoma with Theodore Krupin MD, affiliate of Northwestern Medical Center.  In addition, Dr. LoDuca completed an ophthalmology research fellowship at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Dr. LoDuca is a board certified ophthalmologist.  Prior to starting as Course Director for Essentials of Clinical Reasoning I and II and as Ophthalmology Mentor for RFUMS Chicago Medical School, she was an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Glaucoma at the University of Chicago Hospitals and an onsite preceptor at the Chicago Medical School.

Dr. LoDuca has presented posters at various national ophthalmology conventions and is a published author. Her interests include reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.


LoDuca AL, Katz A, Broutman L, Hanson M. "Ease of Use and Usefulness of a Simple Interface Interactive, Virtual Patient Case in a Small Classroom Setting ." DOCS Annual Conference Abstract/Poster, 2018

LoDuca AL, Zang C, Zelkha R, Shahidi M. Thickness Mapping of Retinal Layers by Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography. Am J of Ophahlmol 2010 Dec;150(6):849-55

Patel SB, Rubin M, Ksiazek S, Farrokh-Siar L, LoDuca AL.Use of Optical Coherence Tomography to Determine Relationship between Optic Disc Diameter and Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness. Manuscript winner of the Chicago Ophthalmological Society Beem Fisher Award, 2008

Patel SB, LoDuca AL, “Correlation of Rim Volume to Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness for a Fixed Optic Disc Diameter to Determine Accuracy of OCT for Measuring Retinal Nerve Fiber LayerThickness.” American Glaucoma Society Abstract/Poster, 2008

Patel SB, LoDuca AL, Farrokh-Siar L, “Correlation of Optic Disc Rim Volume to Disc Diameter Stratified by Cup-to-Disc Ratio as Measured by OCT.” American Academy of Ophthalmology Abstract/Poster, 2007

Lora AM, Adenwalla M, Neerukonda P, Dray PB, Ahuja RM, “Rate of Retinopathy of Prematurity in Very Low Birth Weight and Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants in a Racially Diverse Population” Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Abstract/Poster, 2003

Dray PB, Lora AM, Neerukonda P, Ahuja RM, “Comparison of Accuracy of Diagnosis of Retinopathy of Prematurity between Residents and Attendings” Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Abstract/Poster, 2003

Al-Khudari M, Robinson EM, Lora AM, Jamil AL, Axelrod AJ, Ahuja R, “Cause Specific Etiology of Blindness in an Inner City Hospital Setting. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Abstract/poster, 2002

Gaynes BI, Lora AM, Morrissey M, “Cost Effectiveness of Pharmacotherapy for Treatment of Chronic Open Angle Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension” Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Abstract/poster, 2000