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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Chicago Cornea Consultants, Ltd. Are First in Chicago to Offer LipiFlow® Dry Eye Treatment

The board-certified ophthalmologists of Chicago Cornea Consultants, Ltd. were the first in Chicago to offer LipiFlow® treatment for chronic dry eye. By relieving the symptoms of 79 percent of its clinical trial patients, LipiFlow® has been proven to alleviate the dryness, discomfort, irritation, tearing, and redness associated with chronic evaporative dry eye syndrome. This revolutionary… Read More


Chicago Cornea Consultants Ophthalmologists Attend and Present at National Meeting

The doctors, along with many members of the staff of Chicago Cornea Consultants, attended the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and American Academy of Ophthalmic Executves (AAOE) annual meeting at McCormick Place over the past weekeend. At this key gathering, ophthalmologists and allied professionals, along with representatives of industry, meet to learn and explore the… Read More


Eyelid Surgery Performed by Eye Surgeon

For many of our patients in Chicago, laser eye surgery can be performed to correct impaired vision. However, for some of our patients, the cause of impaired vision is not a defect on the cornea, but rather, an excess of loose skin on the upper eyelid. As people age, this skin can begin to droop… Read More


LensX Cataract Surgery Cases a Success

Dr. Epstein recently became one of the first surgeons on the North Shore to perform cataract surgery using the Alcon “LensX” laser. This technique allows for greater incision precision during cataract surgery, including the treatment of astigmatism, and has been approved by the FDA for this indication. We anticipate that more elements of both cataract… Read More

LASIK eye surgery is a procedure that is designed to reduce your dependency on eyeglasses and contact lenses. Here at Chicago Cornea Consultants, our LASIK surgeons and eye doctors use the latest in laser vision correction technology to ensure each patient receives optimal results.
Woman going for a run after LASIK
Laser Eye Surgery
As leaders in the field of ophthalmology, we were among the first in the area to offer the advanced Alcon LenSx laser platform for cataract surgery. This exciting new technology allows our skilled ophthalmologists to make incredibly precise modifications, enhancing the patient experience.
Elderly couple relaxing after Cataract Surgery
Advanced Cataract
Traditionally, presbyopia, which happens to all of us as we age, has always meant glasses for clear reading vision. It's a condition not even correctable by laser vision correction. Luckily, there is an option. Refractive lens exchange allows patients a clear alternative to reading glasses and is capable of reducing or eliminating presbyopia by using an advanced multifocal intraocular lens.
Refractive Lens Exchange
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Keratoconus describes a cornea that weakens as collagen fibers deteriorate, causing the cornea to adapt a cone-like shape. Keratoconus can cause blurred vision, light sensitivity, glares, and decreased night vision. In its early stages, keratoconus may be treated with the use of prescription glasses or contact lenses. Keratoconus is also one of the most common reasons for corneal transplant, and one of the most successful. Call any of our offices and ask to speak to the Vision Correction Surgical Coordinator, or use the contact form below.
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It's estimated that a million or more Americans have glaucoma and don't even know it. People with glaucoma often do not experience any symptoms until they begin losing their peripheral vision. One of the scariest things about glaucoma is that it usually has no symptoms in the early stages, earning glaucoma the name "silent thief of sight." Anyone can be at risk, so it's important to have your vision regularly examined.
Elderly couple smiling after Glaucoma treatment
At Chicago Cornea Consultants, our doctors take great care in maintaining ocular health for our patients. However, a number of our patients voice concerns regarding soft lines and wrinkles around the eyes and other regions of the face. We have responded by introducing cosmetic procedures like BOTOX® Cosmetic through our Chicago practice.
Woman posing after BOTOX
Dry eye can result from a lack of sufficient production of your own natural tears, with an inability to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. This can cause mild to severe discomfort including itching, stinging and burning. Dry eyes are a common concern in Chicago, and the experienced team of corneal specialists at Chicago Cornea Consultants have the latest advancements in technology to treat dry eye.
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Dry Eye
Contact lenses are medical devices which interact directly with the ocular surface of the eye. At Chicago Cornea Consultants, we provide exceptional care to ensure that you obtain the best possible vision with contact lenses that fit appropriately and maximize health benefits.
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