Chicago, IL – On May 15, 2014, Dr. Randy Epstein of Chicago Cornea Consultants™, Ltd. performed the first femtosecond laser cataract surgery on Chicago’s North Shore. The procedure was performed at North Shore Surgical Center in Lincolnwood. This state-of-the-art facility is where Chicago Cornea Consultants™, Ltd. is now performing the majority of its cataract removal procedures.
Dr. Epstein and the other surgeons of Chicago Cornea Consultants™, Ltd. have been performing laser cataract removal for years at the Chicago and Hoffman Estates office locations. Chicago Cornea Consultants™, Ltd. offers the latest in eye care, always remaining at the forefront of technology and innovations in vision correction. Interested parties can contact any of the practice’s three locations in order to be evaluated for candidacy for laser cataract surgery.
What Is Laser Cataract Surgery?
Laser cataract surgery is a revolutionary eye care procedure that involves the removal of the clouded lens of the eye without a blade or any traditional surgical tools.
During laser cataract surgery, a special laser is used to make an incision near the cornea. The laser is then used to carefully break up the clouded lens of the eye. By breaking the clouded lens into small pieces, it is easier to extract the lens through the incision that was created. Once all of the pieces of the lens are removed, an intraocular lens (IOL) is placed to restore the patient’s vision.
The Advantages of Laser Cataract Surgery Over Traditional Methods
Laser cataract surgery is a safer surgical procedure for patients. The laser used to create the incision and to break up the clouded lens of the eye is highly accurate, meaning that there is little chance of complications or human error occurring during surgery.
In addition, by avoiding the use of a physical surgical instrument, the likelihood of infection from the cataract surgery is highly unlikely.
A Continued Commitment to State-of-the-Art Eye Care
The team of board-certified ophthalmologists and optometrists at Chicago Cornea Consultants™, Ltd. will continue to seek out the latest advances in eye care and refinements in surgical techniques. Vision correction is a rapidly evolving field, and Chicago Cornea Consultants™, Ltd. wishes to remain a leader in optimal patient care, patient safety, and patient satisfaction.
About Chicago Cornea Consultants™, Ltd.
Chicago Cornea Consultants™, Ltd. is one of the leading eye care practices in the Midwest, with locations in Chicago, Hoffman Estates, and Highland Park. The surgeons of Chicago Cornea Consultants™, Ltd. have performed more than 50,000 refractive surgery procedures combined and have decades of experience.
In addition to advanced eye surgery and vision correction, Chicago Cornea Consultants™, Ltd. also has an exceptional optical center at the Highland Park location, offering a wide selection of frames that can give patients the stylish look that they’ve always wanted.
Contact Chicago Cornea Consultants™, Ltd.
To learn more about laser cataract surgery and how it may be the right treatment for you and your needs, be sure to contact Chicago Cornea Consultants™, Ltd. today. The practice can be reached toll-free by calling (800) 8-CORNEA.
Chicago Cornea Consultants™, Ltd. has three offices in the greater Chicago area. The locations and their direct phone numbers are listed below.
Chicago Office 1725 W Harrison St Ste 928 Chicago, IL 60612 (312) 942-5300
Highland Park Office 806 Central Ave Ste 300 Highland Park, IL 60035 (847) 432-6010
Hoffman Estates Office 1585 N Barrington Rd Doctor’s Building #2, Ste 502 Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 (847) 882-5900