Eye Services in Skokie & Chicago, IL


A cataract causes poor vision and can ultimately result in blindness if not removed. In the early stages, patients complain of vision that is a little fuzzy or blurred. This is because the eye’s natural crystalline lens is becoming cloudy, or opaque. As it grows, so does the list of symptoms.
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Laser Cataract Surgery

Laser cataract surgery involves the use of the Femtosecond Laser to perform vital steps of cataract treatment. This advancement eliminates the need for handheld surgical blades and reduces ultrasonic energy that is used to break up the cataractous lens in phacoemulsification (ultrasonic lens removal).
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Refractive Cataract Surgery

Stuart Sondheimer, M.D, uses a comprehensive and integrative approach with refractive cataract surgery to reduce or eliminate his patient’s dependence on glasses after cataract surgery. He brings his extensive experience obtained by performing more than 22,000 surgical procedures to treat cataracts and the need for glasses.
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Multifocal IOL

Chicago cataracts specialist, Dr. Stuart Sondheimer, is among the first surgeons in the United States to be trained and certified to implant the new Alcon AcrySof® ReSTOR® intraocular lens (IOL). The ReSTOR® lens allows patients with and without presbyopia a quality range of vision. A cataract occurs because the eye’s natural lens becomes cloudy or opaque.
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Monofocal IOL

Monofocal IOLs give vision with higher contrast than multifocal IOLs which focuses light at close, intermediate, and near. Additionally, monofocal intraocular lenses are structures that are made with a prescription for a single distance.
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Laser Vitreolysis

If your floaters are becoming a perpetual distraction in your vision, Dr. Sondheimer performs laser vitreolysis to remove your floaters. In a comprehensive eye examination, Dr. Sondheimer can determine if laser treatments are likely to help your floaters. Laser vitreolysis is non-invasive and pain-free.
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Pterygium Treatment

A pterygium is a wing-shaped growth extending from the moist conjunctiva over the cornea of the eye. Pterygiums also cause dryness and irritation of the eye and if left untreated can grow over the pupil blinding some patients. Dr. Sondheimer is one of the best in the business and has performed countless Pterygium surgeries.
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Glaucoma Treatment

Glaucoma has been called the “sneak thief of sight” because, in the most typical form, there are no symptoms. In chronic glaucoma, there is no pain, no swelling, or no redness. Simply, glaucoma destroys vision by putting pressure on the optic nerve. The optic nerve is the path which sends light signals to the brain.
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Diabetic Eye Care

Diabetic Macular Edema is a thickening of the Macula (the central part of the retina that gives the clearest vision). Dr. Sondheimer treatment Diabetic Macular Edema with intraocular injections of anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) medications and/or laser treatments.
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Macular Degeneration

There are two major types of macular degeneration: “dry” and “wet”. The “dry” form of macular degeneration is characterized by a gradual loss of vision caused by the gradual aging of the Macula which is the part of the retina that can potentially have 20/20 Vision. In the “wet” form of macular degeneration, leakage of fluid and blood in the Macula can destroy clear central vision.
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Eye Basics

The eye is a miraculously complex structure that comes complete its own circulatory system. The process of “seeing” begins when light enters the cornea (clear front portion of the eye) and travels through the eye’s natural crystalline lens where light is focused on the retina (back portion of the eye).
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If you interested in any of the eye services provided by Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer, contact us at 847.677.2794 to schedule a consultation. Our practice serves Skokie, IL and the surrounding Chicago area.

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