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What to expect with pterygium surgery

By Stuart Sondheimer | September 15, 2020
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Conditions such as pterygium of the eye, or “conjunctiva growths,” can be bothersome to patients, even though they are not harmful. Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer understands that many patients want to have this conjunctiva tissue overgrowth addressed with surgical interventions, especially if it is bothersome and interferes with one’s vision. What to expect with pterygium …

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Understanding LASIK

By Stuart Sondheimer MD | August 30, 2020

Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer and his team believe that everyone deserves to have clear vision to take in the world around them. However, patients in Skokie, IL who are struggling with daily contact lenses or prescription eyeglasses may be interested in learning about alternative solutions available to them. Many patients who are ready to enhance …

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What is laser vitreolysis?

By Stuart Sondheimer MD | July 30, 2020

While most “floaters” and strings that are visible in one’s field of vision are completely normal, there are times in which these particles in the vitreous gel may be extremely bothersome for patients. In situations such as this, these particles can be broken up by a laser to reduce and even eliminate floaters in your …

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Dry eye awareness month is in July!

By Stuart Sondheimer MD | July 15, 2020

The month of July is Dry Eye Awareness Month, which makes it the ideal time for Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer to educate patients on this condition. Dry eye is a condition that may be temporary or chronic, but either way, it can be uncomfortable and painful for those who experience it. Dry eye is commonly …

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Understanding refractive cataract surgery

By Stuart Sondheimer MD | June 30, 2020

Cataracts are a concern that can develop with age and cause patients to have cloudy, hazy vision. In the earlier stages, cataracts are often just a nuisance, though they can become larger and more prominent. Severe cataracts can impair one’s overall quality of life, causing them to be unable to read a book, drive a …

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What is laser vitreolysis?

By Stuart Sondheimer MD | June 15, 2020

Patients who have floaters in their field of vision often adjust to them. Floaters are often caused by clumps of tissues that form within the fluid of the eye, known as the vitreous fluid. When light enters the eye and is reflected from the retina, patients will notice lines, spots, and “strings” in their field …

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Diabetic eye care recommendations

By Stuart Sondheimer MD | May 30, 2020

When patients have been diagnosed with diabetes, there’s a lot to think about. Most patients will be told by their doctor to start eating better, monitor their insulation levels throughout the day, and live an active lifestyle with regular exercise. For some, taking medication as needed can also help in managing this condition. However, did …

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Prevention tips for patients concerned about macular degeneration

By Stuart Sondheimer MD | May 15, 2020

Without a cure for conditions such as macular degeneration, it can be difficult for patients to restore their vision. However, with continued studies in vision health, we continue to learn different ways to not only protect our overall vision, but to slow or prevent the progression of macular degeneration. Below are ten tips for maintaining …

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PRK?

By Stuart Sondheimer MD | April 15, 2020
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Patients who have been diagnosed with less-than-perfect vision are often told that contact lenses and prescription eyeglasses can help them in seeing better. However, some patients don’t want to deal with costly eyeglasses or irritating contact lenses. Patients who want to get rid of these vision-correction solutions and enjoy perfect vision without them are encouraged …

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MULTIFOCAL IOL OPTIONS AVAILABLE WITH DR. STUART P. SONDHEIMER

By Stuart Sondheimer MD | March 30, 2020
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Multifocal intraocular lens implants, or IOLs, are a wonderful vision correction option available for Skokie, IL area patients. Multifocal IOLs are a wonderful way of expanding your current range of vision with few possible complications. Patients who are undergoing cataract surgery or eye correction procedures can have one of these artificial lenses put in place. …

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