The Irving and Janet Shapiro Innovative Technology Fund

To donate to the Irving and Janet Shapiro Innovative Technology Fund, visit our Donate page. In the Give to drop down menu, scroll down the list of fund options and choose Phillips Eye Institute Shapiro Technology Fund.  

The Irving and Janet Shapiro Innovative Technology Fund, created to honor the commitment and dedication of Dr. Irving Shapiro and his wife Janet to Phillips Eye Institute - a campus of Abbott  Northwestern Hospital and the larger community, ensures that Phillips Eye Institute remains firmly at the forefront of providing the leading technology and equipment to our patients. The Fund allows for significant capital purchases to better assist in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases. Examples of recent acquisitions include:

  • An Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) machine that allows physicians to access high-resolution images of the eye to aid in the early detection, monitoring and treatment of a variety of eye diseases, including macular degeneration.
  • A newly FDA-approved Trabectome device for minimally invasive treatment of glaucoma.
  • A new Cyclo G6 laser which provides a noninvasive treatment option for glaucoma.

These items greatly enhance Phillips Eye Institute's ability to provide the highest quality care to our patients.