Advanced Stages

However, as cataracts become more of a problem and begin to interfere with a patient’s ability to perform daily tasks, more aggressive solutions may become necessary. Laser cataract surgery performed at our convenient Chicago-area offices can help you if your cataracts have reached advanced stages. Contact us today in Chicago, Highland Park, Crystal Lake, or Hoffman Estates to learn more.

Why choose Chicago Cornea Consultants?

Founded in 1986, Chicago Cornea Consultants is known for its cutting-edge technology and equipment, outstanding client care, and commitment to patient safety.

Our state-of-the-art practice helps patients to reclaim their quality of life and once again participate in all their favorite hobbies, sports, activities, and family gatherings, being able to create meaningful memories with their families, friends, and loved ones.

Our six board-certified ophthalmologists are known throughout the globe as world-class visionaries and educators who train the physicians of tomorrow in their innovative techniques. They have been called Chicago Magazine’s “Top Doctors in Chicago,” Newsweek America’s “Best Ophthalmologists” and “Best Cataract Surgeons” and are featured in notable podcasts, magazines, journals, and newspapers. We invite you to “See the Best,” trusting your eye care to our caring, professional team. Call today to get started.

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What are cataracts?

Cataracts occur when the normally clear lens of the eye becomes cloudy or discolored, obstructing light from properly reaching the retina. This results in images appearing blurred, dull, or distorted. Although cataracts can develop in individuals of any age, they are more commonly found in older patients. In fact, about two-thirds of adults over the age of 60 experience some degree of cataracts.

Initially, cataracts may not affect vision at all. However, as the condition progresses, corrective lenses may become necessary to improve eyesight. In severe cases, cataracts can cause such significant vision loss that glasses and other conservative treatments are no longer effective, and surgery becomes the only option.

Cataract surgery in Chicago

Laser cataract surgery is the process of removing a clouded lens and replacing it with a synthetic intraocular lens (IOL) without the use of a blade. First, a laser is used to create an incision near the cornea. Next, a laser applies energy that softens and breaks the crystalline lens into tiny pieces so that it can be removed through the incisions. We then replace the lens with a premium intraocular lens designed to meet the vision needs of our patients.

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LenSx laser cataract surgery

The Alcon LenSx laser platform is the leading technology in the burgeoning field of laser-assisted custom cataract surgery. Chicago Cornea Consultants is excited to offer this new, precision-driven option to our patients in the Hoffman Estates office.

Dr. Parag Majmudar, Dr. Rachel Epstein, and Dr. Maria Rosselson, who have enjoyed performing conventional cataract surgeries at the Hoffman Estates Surgery Center for several years, are now enhancing patient experiences with the option of including the LenSx.

Dr. Randy Epstein was one of the first ophthalmologists in the Chicago area certified to perform LenSx cataract surgery. Along with Drs. Douglas Kaplan and Rachel Epstein, he has been performing this procedure in Chicago and on the North Shore for many years.


It is important for patients to realize that the results of laser cataract surgery will not be immediate. Many patients experience blurry vision for a while following surgery, and it can take several weeks for the eyes to completely heal. During this time, the brain must become acclimated to using the IOL to focus.

However, once adapted to the IOL, vision should be remarkably clearer. Most patients experience decreased dependency upon corrective eyewear following laser cataract surgery, and some are able to stop using prescription eyewear completely.

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Cataracts are a common condition that can have a significant impact on your quality of life. Fortunately, there are advanced treatments available that can safely and effectively restore your vision. If you are suffering from cataracts, contact us in Chicago, Crystal Lake, Highland Park, or Hoffman Estates to learn more about how laser cataract surgery and intraocular lenses can restore the clear, dependable vision you deserve.

Scan the code or text “CCC” to 519519 to watch these brief videos about cataract surgery and lens replacement options.

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Leading-Edge Surgery in a Tranquil Setting

Discover the forefront of surgical innovation in the serene surroundings of our Office-based Surgical Suite (OBS). By harmonizing state-of-the-art technology with a calming atmosphere, our OBS guarantees top-tier care for various procedures, all conducted within the convenience of an office setting. Certain patients may be eligible for treatment in our cutting-edge OBS suite.

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