Category Archives: Cataract

Are you considering cataract surgery?

Cataracts are a common problem that can be seen in adult patients over the age of 40. For some patients, cataracts are just a sign of aging. However, this blurring and fogginess associated with cataracts can be bothersome for many patients and can impact their overall vision health and acuity. Patients who have been diagnosed […]



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Cataracts: Why is My Vision Cloudy?

Have you been wondering lately if your vision is changing? As we age, we expect a few things to slow down. We may take a little more time walking down the stairs, or we take our time eating. This isn’t all bad, though. Sometimes we just want to slow down and enjoy the moment. But, […]


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Cataracts: Is it Time for Treatment?

Cataracts affect more than 25 million adults in the Forty-and-Over age group, and this number is expected to continue climbing over time. Cataracts cause the lens of one or both eyes to become clouded. The only way to improve vision in someone with cataracts is to remove them. But to remove a cataract means to […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Causes of Cataracts

Although the most common cause of Cataracts is natural ageing, there are other factors that can result in a patient getting a Cataract. Some cataracts are present at birth or develop shortly after birth. In many cases early diagnosis and surgical treatment of these Congenital Cataracts can save a child’s ability to see. If the […]


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In response to the state of emergency declared at the federal level and at the recommendation of the Center for Disease Control and the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Stuart P. Sondheimer, M.D., S.C, will be only seeing urgent and post-surgical patients, until further notice.

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