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What increases my risk for macular degeneration?

By Stuart Sondheimer | July 15, 2021
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Macular degeneration, known as “age-related macular degeneration” is a condition that impacts the central vision. It is an eye disease that causes the deterioration of the macula, which is the central-most portion of the retina that is located at the back of the eye. Patients with macular degeneration will notice changes to their centralized vision …

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Frequently asked questions about laser surgery for patients with cataracts

By Stuart Sondheimer | June 30, 2021
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Many patients with cataracts may have questions about ways in which they can address the problem. Cataracts can cause the vision to become hazy due to clouding of the natural eye lens. When the condition becomes severe enough that it impacts a patient’s daily life, including difficulty seeing to read or drive, it might be …

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Understanding how IOL’s work

By Stuart Sondheimer | June 15, 2021
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Patients who have conditions such as cataracts will find that the only treatment that can help in eliminating the cloudiness and improving eyesight is that of the intraocular lens, or IOL. IOLs are new lenses that are used to replace the natural lens in the eye that can be impacted by cataracts. By replacing these …

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What to expect after LASIK eye surgery

By Stuart Sondheimer | May 30, 2021
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Are you considering LASIK eye surgery but worried about how long it will take to recover? Are you interested in ways to speed the healing process so you can get back to your normal routine following this procedure? LASIK is a surgery that has given many patients freedom from prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses, and …

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What are cataracts?

By Stuart Sondheimer | May 15, 2021
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Cataracts are a condition that can impact many individuals over the age of 40. In fact, according to The National Eye Institute, more than 20 million Americans over 40 deal with cataracts. Approximately half of these individuals are over the age of 80. This common, age-related condition is one of the leading causes of poor …

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Comprehensive eye care solutions with Dr. Stuart Sondheimer

By Stuart Sondheimer | April 30, 2021
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Your eyes allow you to see and interact with the world around you. When problems arise, it can significantly impair your vision and reduce your overall quality of life. With routine and comprehensive eye care solutions, you can maintain healthy eyes and reduce your risk of future problems. Some conditions, such as glaucoma, can be …

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What to expect from cataract surgery

By Stuart Sondheimer | April 15, 2021
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If you are noticing increasingly clouded vision, you may be dealing with a condition known as cataracts. Cataracts is best described as an eye disorder that causes the clouding of the lenses in the eyes. When cataracts develop, they can cause the image cast on the retina to become clouded and causing patients to notice …

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Understanding PRK

By Stuart Sondheimer MD | March 30, 2021
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Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer is an eye doctor in the area of Skokie, IL who is pleased to provide a wide range of services when it comes to the vision health of his patients. New and established patients who are dealing with refractive errors such as astigmatism, farsightedness, or nearsightedness who want to avoid the …

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How laser vitreolysis can eliminate floaters in your field of vision

By Stuart Sondheimer MD | March 15, 2021
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Patients who notice spots or “floaters” in their field of vision may wonder if they are a sign of a bigger problem. In rare instances, these squiggles, rings, or whips may be a sign of an issue that requires further evaluation, but for most, these imperfections in the vision field are often harmless. However, they …

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What is pterygium surgery?

By Stuart Sondheimer | January 30, 2021
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Patients who spend a considerable amount of time outdoors may be at risk of developing a host of problems with their eye health. One condition that can often develop is that of pterygium. Pterygium is the formation of a fleshy, pink tissue on the white portion of the eye. This web-like tissue is often relatively …

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