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Understanding glaucoma

By Stuart Sondheimer MD | December 15, 2019
Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a condition that impacts the eyes due to damage of the optic nerve. The condition is the second leading cause of blindness in adult men and women. With a proper diagnosis from a medical professional, many patients can address the issue before it progresses into a more severe problem. What is glaucoma? Dr. …

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Learn About Diabetic Eye Care to Reduce the Risk of Vision Concerns

By Stuart Sondheimer | November 30, 2019

When patients get a diagnosis of diabetes, they are educated on the many complications this condition can cause throughout the body. In addition, patients with diabetes need to pay special attention to their eye health, as diabetes can increase the risk of a wide range of problems. The eyes are one of the first places …

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Choosing the Best IOL for Cataract Surgery

By Stuart Sondheimer MD | November 15, 2019

Intraocular lenses, or “IOLs,” are medical implants that are placed inside of the eye to replace a natural lens following removal during surgery for cataracts. In addition, a patient may utilize intraocular lenses during refractive lens exchange procedures used for the correction of vision. IOLs were not used decades ago, as patients instead wore correctly …

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Pterygium treatment

By Stuart Sondheimer MD | October 30, 2019

There are many conditions that can impact the eyes. This is why it is important to have routine eye examinations and to visit with an eye physician as soon as problem arise. One condition that can be diagnosed and treated at the practice of Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer in Skokie, IL is pterygium. Our eye …

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Six signs and symptoms of glaucoma

By Stuart Sondheimer MD | October 15, 2019

Glaucoma is a serious eye disease caused by a buildup of fluid that results in pressure to the optic nerve. The optic nerve is essential in transmitting the images from the back of the eye to the brain for proper vision. Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer is a dedicated eye physician in the area of Skokie, …

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Understanding Amblyopia in Children

By Stuart Sondheimer MD | September 30, 2019

The eyes are the windows to our souls. They are also incredibly important for getting through day-to-day tasks. When our children are faced with certain conditions, it can impact their daily life, including those who are diagnosed with amblyopia. What is amblyopia? Amblyopia is the leading cause of visual impairment in children. This condition, which …

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How to Prevent Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

By Stuart Sondheimer MD | September 15, 2019

Now that young children are back in school, they’re going to be around a lot of other children—and germs. This can make it difficult to control contagious conditions that often spread in school environments, including colds and the flu. However, many parents overlook another condition that can be easily passed between students: pink eye. What …

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Choosing the Right IOL for Cataract Surgery

By Stuart Sondheimer | August 30, 2019

Patients of the Skokie, IL area who are faced with cataract surgery are encouraged to take the time to speak to their ophthalmologist about the various IOLs, or intraocular lenses, that can be implanted inside the eye. Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer is a professional in the community who can educate patients on the various IOLs …

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FAQs About Cataracts and Cataract Surgery for You or Your Loved One

By Stuart Sondheimer | August 15, 2019

Cataracts is a condition that impacts millions of Americans and is typically seen in older patients. In fact, it is commonly referred to as an age-related condition, though patients as young as forty can develop them. Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer of Skokie, IL encourages patients who are experiencing changes in their vision to book an …

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Top 4 Tips for Diabetic Eye Care

By Stuart Sondheimer MD | July 30, 2019

Patients who have been diagnosed with diabetes have a variety of concerns that they need to address. Not only do they need to monitor their condition and stay on top of their diet to keep their insulin in check, but they need to maintain their health for the protection of their vision. Patients with diabetes …

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