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Category: Cataract

Can You Get Rid of Cataracts?

Do you have cataracts? Are you wondering how you can get rid of them? Cataracts are a part of the aging process, and most adults will eventually develop them. When you have them, the first thing you likely think about is how you can treat them. Keep reading to learn how you can get rid… Read More

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Why The PanOptix Trifocal Lens Will Change The Rest of Your Life

Most people need to undergo cataract surgery at some point by their mid-sixties. If cataracts affect you, you have no choice but to get cataract surgery, or else you will lose your vision. It will get to the point that you will need cataract surgery to lead a normal life. Depending on the type of… Read More

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Can You Have Cataracts In Both Eyes?

Cataracts can make your vision misty or blurry. Many patients with cataracts say it’s like looking through frosted glass. Cataracts are totally treatable! Leaving them untreated can lead to blindness, however. Although cataracts develop because of aging for many people, they can also appear at all ages. Usually, cataracts develop gradually over many years. You… Read More

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6 Reasons to Consider Cataract Surgery

Is your vision blurry or foggy? These are classic signs of cataracts. If you have cataracts, they can prevent you from performing activities like reading and driving. You may even be less interested in social activities and start to become less independent. Cataracts are quite common. By the age of 80, over half of Americans… Read More

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3 Practical Tips Before Cataract Surgery

If you have cataracts, it means that the natural lens of the eye has become cloudy. Without cataracts, the lens is normally see-through and clear. Proteins in the eyes build-up and cloud the lens. This results in dulled colors, blurry vision, poor night vision, and nearsightedness. While cataracts may occur for several reasons, the main… Read More

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What Life Is Like With Cataracts

When you drive at night, do you see halos around lights? Have you been experiencing frequent vision changes in a short period of time? These are some of the signs and symptoms that you could have developed cataracts. Let’s learn more about cataracts and what life is like with cataracts. What are Cataracts? People develop… Read More

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What Happens When You Have Cataracts?

Are you starting to see halos around lights when you drive at night? Do items that once looked whit now look yellow? These are signs that you may be developing cataracts. Keep reading for more information about what happens when you have cataracts! What are cataracts? People develop cataracts when the natural lens in the… Read More

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Get The 411 On The PanOptix Trifocal IOL

Have you heard? The FDA recently approved the commercial use of the AcrySof IQ PanOptix IOL! So what does that mean? For cataract and presbyopia patients, it means a lot! Keep reading to learn more! What is the PanOptix trifocal IOL? The AcrySof IQ PanOptix trifocal IOL is the latest in Alcon’s offerings for intraocular… Read More

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What Is An IOL?

Do you need to have cataract surgery? Has your doctor mentioned that you need to pick out an IOL? IOLs are an important part of cataract surgery, but what is an IOL? Keep reading to learn more about what IOLs are! What does IOL stand for? IOL stands for Intraocular Lens. It is an artificial… Read More

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Chicago Cornea to Offer New FDA-Approved PanOptix® Trifocal IOL

From left to right: vision with severe cataracts, vision with a monofocal IOL, vision with the PanOptix® IOL. (Photo Courtesy of Business Wire) Chicago Cornea will be one of the first eye care practices in the Chicago area to offer a revolutionary new intraocular lens implant for cataract surgery. The PanOptix® Trifocal IOL from Alcon… Read More

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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