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Dr. Anthony S. Ekong, MD

Ophthalmologist

(11)
2020 W Iles Ave Springfield IL, 62704
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3/5

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Dr. Anthony Ekong is an ophthalmologist practicing in Springfield, IL. Dr. Ekong specializes in eye and vision care. As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Ekong can practice medicine as well as surgery. Opthalmologists can perform surgeries because they have their medical degrees along with at least eight years of additional training. Dr. Ekong can diagnose and treat diseases, perform eye operations and prescribe eye glasses and contacts. Ophthalmologists can also specialize even further in a specific area of eye care.

Education and Training

University of Minnesota Medical School medical degree 0

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO)

Provider Details

MaleEnglish

Areas of expertise and specialization

vitreoretinal diseases and uveitis

Professional Memberships

  • American Uveitis Society  
  • American Society of Retina Specialists  

Residency

  • Montefiore Medical Center Ophthalmology 
  • Montefiore Med Center  
  • Montefiore Medical Center (Ophthalmology)

Fellowships

  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School ocular immunology and uveitis 
  • Retina Vascular Center vitreoretinal  

Fellowships

  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School; Retina Vascular Center in Houston

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Uveitis Society, American Society of Retina Specialists

Dr. Anthony S. Ekong, MD's Practice location

Practice At 2020 W Iles Ave

2020 W Iles Ave -
Springfield, IL 62704
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New patients: 217-698-3030
Fax: 217-698-3068

Practice At 3602 Marquette Rd

3602 Marquette Rd -
Peru, IL 61354
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Retina & Uveitis Consultants of Maine, LLC

336 Mount Hope Ave ste 1 -
Bangor, ME 04401
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New patients: 207-307-7583, 207-573-1509
Fax: 207-573-1750
https://www.retinaanduveitis.com/about

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Dr. Anthony S. Ekong, MD has a rating of 3 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 11 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Ophthalmologist in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.

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Get to know Ophthalmologist Dr. Anthony S. Ekong, who serves patients in Bangor, Maine.

Dr. Ekong is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of vitreoretinal diseases and uveitis. He is the Founder of Retina & Uveitis Consultants of Maine, LLC in Bangor, Maine.

At Retina & Uveitis Consultants of Maine LLC, the focus is on medical retina and uveitis for adult patients; however, services can help patients of all ages and in other areas of their eye care and retinal health. With cutting-edge equipment and methods, some of the eye conditions treated include torn retina, age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, inflammation in the eye or uveitis, and more. The goal of the practice is to see patients as soon as possible, because their vision is a priority.

Throughout his academic career, Dr. Ekong received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas, and his Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Minnesota. After working for a number of years in corporate accounting, he decided to attend medical school. 

He received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, and completed his residency in ophthalmology at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York. He then completed a clinical fellowship in ocular immunology and uveitis at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School in Boston, and a vitreoretinal fellowship at the Retina Vascular Center in Houston. 

Specializing in eye and vision care, the doctor is board-certified in ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO). The ABO is an independent, non-profit organization responsible for certifying ophthalmologists in the United States of America. 

Having traveled several times overseas on medical missions, Dr. Ekong has provided care for people who would otherwise be unable to see an ophthalmologist. He has also published several scientific articles in major ophthalmology journals and is a member of the American Uveitis Society and the American Society of Retina Specialists.

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Ophthalmologists are experts in the diseases, functions, and anatomy of the eye. They may provide routine care such as vision testing, as well as prescribe and fit eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, ophthalmologists are also surgeons. They repair traumatic injuries to the eye and perform cataract, glaucoma, and corneal surgery.

Happily married, Dr. Ekong is blessed with three children. Outside of work, he enjoys simple pleasures such as reading, exercising, and spending time with his family.

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