Posts From March, 2014

Chicago Astigmatism Correction with Cataract Surgery, LASIK, and Contact Lenses

Patients who see an Ophthalmologist for Vision Improvement with Lasik, Cataract Surgery, or Contact Lenses have many possibilities to correct Astigmatism, usually caused by the cornea or the windshield of the eye being shaped like a football rather than a basketball in Lasik is corrected by precisely sculpting the cornea with the Excimer Laser. With […]

Ophthalmologists in Chicago use Monovision to treat need for reading Glasses with Lasik, Cataract Surgery, and Contact Lenses.

Patients over 45 usually need reading glasses to see computers, cell phones, or reading material, such as newsprint or books. Ophthalmologists can use Monovision, where one eye is corrected to see in the distance and one eye is corrected to read in Lasik Laser Vision Correction, Cataract Surgery, or with Contact Lenses. If you are […]

Macular Degeneration

Let’s discuss Macular Degeneration. The incidence of Macular Degeneration in the United States in people over 40 years of age is about 1.5%. There are two main forms of macular degeneration associated with ageing: Wet and Dry Macular Degeneration. Macular Degeneration results in injury to the most sensitive part of the retina, that changes light […]

What is Conjunctivitis?

The Conjunctiva is the transparent thin tissue that covers the inside of the eyelid and the white portion of the eye, known as the sclera. Tiny blood vessels nourish this lining, secreting mucous and oils that moisten and lubricate the eye. When infection occurs within the conjunctiva and the eyelids, patients may experience pain, redness, […]

Floaters and flashes

Floaters are those clouds and specks that suddenly become obvious when you stare at an open sky, a blank wall or an untouched canvas. If you see those noodles or transparent caterpillars, join the club. Most people experience floaters at one time or another, most of which are harmless. Sometimes they are as easy to […]

When it comes to IOLs for cataract surgery, one size doesn’t fit all

When cataracts are removed the human lens is replaced with an Intraocular Lens (IOL). Today, we have several new rehabilitation options that weren’t available to our parents and grandparents with the advent of multi-focal, accommodating, and astigmatism correcting IOLs that improve vision in a variety of new ways. The new technology and medical advancements in […]

Toric Intraocular Lenses (IOLs) solve two problems at once

Patients afflicted with both cataracts and astigmatisms can resolve 2 separate problems at one time with the a toric intraocular lens (IOL)implant that may liberate patients from eyeglasses and contact lenses. In the past, people with both a cataract and astigmatism would still emerge from an operation with blurred vision in the distance because doctors […]

Advances in Technology

The advances in Technology in Ophthalmology in the time that I have been practicing since completing my Residency in 1983 have been breathtaking. Cataract Surgery has become much safer. Recovery from surgery has become much easier. Many of our patients see well at distance and near without glasses after Cataract Surgery. Astigmatism can be corrected […]

High Myopia

Patients with over six diopters of nearsightedness have High Myopia. Usually, this is caused by having an eye that is longer than normal (26 mm and higher). It occurs in about 2% of the population. People with High Myopia usually can see very well with the help of Glasses or Contact Lenses. Some people with […]

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