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What Exactly is Pinkeye?

Pinkeye (also referred to as conjunctivitis) is a common condition that occurs when the underside of the eyelids (conjunctiva) and the clear covering of the eye (sclera) become inflamed. This causes the blood vessels in the eye and eyelids to dilate, which makes the eye pink in appearance. Pink eye is extremely contagious and can […]


Get the Facts about Eye Floaters

Do you see little lines and spots swimming through your line of vision? Do they sometimes look like dark specks or little cobwebs? You’re probably seeing eye floaters. This is a common condition that many people learn to ignore unless they develop in larger volume or become more prominent. If many new floaters begin to […]


Top Tips for Healthy Eyes

Where would you be without your vision? It’s a question you probably haven’t given much thought, but if your eyesight is compromised, you’ll realize how much you take it for granted. That said, proper eye care is essential. Check out these tips to make sure your vision stays ship shape. Watch your diet.  What you […]


Get the Truth about LASIK

Does the thought of having LASIK eye surgery sound scary? It could be that you’re hearing misinformation about this popular procedure. With all that is available online and through friends and acquaintances on the subject, it can be easy to become overwhelmed by what is fact and what is fiction when it comes to laser […]


7 Reasons Why There’s Pain Behind Your Eye 

At one time or another, each of us has likely experienced some type of eye pain. It can range from dull to intense and can be sometimes be accompanied by fever, tearing, redness, light sensitivity, sinus pressure, double vision, and numbness. Most often, pain behind your eye isn’t a serious condition, but in some instances, it can be. That’s why it’s important […]


Eye Surgeon Joins With NU Students to Help the World to See Better

By Matt Simonette Skokie-based ophthalmologist Stuart Sondheimer is one of many eye surgeons who travel the world helping underserved populations to see better, and he has asked some Northwestern engineering students to help lighten their loads. Dr. Sondheimer has for five years been traveling on medical missions with the Santa Barbara, Cal.,-based organization Surgical Eye […]


Northwestern students help lighten Skokie doctor’s load

by Brian L. Cox Pioneer Press June 20, 2016 If long lines at airport security checkpoints are a headache for travelers imagine trying to get past TSA agents while carrying a 70-pound operating microscope. Skokie ophthalmologist, Dr. Stuart Sondheimer, runs into that problem every time he travels to do pro bono cataract surgery on people […]


North Shore Doctor Performs Life-Changing Surgeries for $2

makeitbetter.net February 23, 2016 by Gabrielle Tasiopoulos While many North Shore professionals and their families are preparing to enjoy relaxing spring break escapes from the cold and their daily grinds, North Shore ophthalmologist Dr. Stuart Sondheimer has just returned from his seventh trip abroad with Eye Care International, performing eye surgeries and providing eye care […]


Sondheimer On Sight: Advances in Cataract Surgery

BY DR. STUART SONDHEIMER, MD Special Columnist Forty years ago, it was considered successful when patients could see clearly following cataract surgery. Cataracts are a cloudiness of the lens of the eye that causes a decrease in vision. When the loss of vision from a cataract interferes with important visual tasks such as driving or […]


Sondheimer On Sight: What In The World Is Keratoconus?

BY DR. STUART SONDHEIMER, MD Special Columnist Keratoconus is a progressive disease that causes the outermost layer of the eye, known as the cornea, to become steeper, thinner, cone shaped, and distorted. The name “Keratoconus” is derived from the Greek words “Kerato” meaning cornea and “Conus” meaning cone shaped. Keratoconus usually affects both eyes but […]


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