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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 […]

Sondheimer On Sight: What In The World Is Keratoconus?

BY DR. STUART SONDHEIMER, MD Special Columnist Keratoconus is a progressive disease that causes the outermost layer of the eye, known as the cornea, to become steeper, thinner, cone shaped, and distorted. The name “Keratoconus” is derived from the Greek words “Kerato” meaning cornea and “Conus” meaning cone shaped. Keratoconus usually affects both eyes but […]

Dr. Stuart Sondheimer Discusses Advances in Eye Care on Comcast Show Contempo

Wilmette resident and ophthalmologist Dr. Stuart Sondheimer was the featured guest on a recent episode of Comcast Cable TV’s Contempo show. Sondheimer was interviewed by host Roberta Markbreit about the advances in diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, LASIK surgery, and the importance of regular eye exams. Sondheimer also discussed his charitable missions to Vietnam […]

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 […]

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