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Category: Cataract

How Do I Choose an Intraocular Lens Before Cataract Surgery?

If you have cataracts, cataract surgery is the best way to treat them effectively. The surgery removes cataracts by removing the lens in your eye where they’ve formed. After your cataract surgery removes your natural lens, they will replace them with an artificial lens. This artificial lens is called an intraocular lens, or IOL. There… Read More

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Are Cataracts Permanent?

If you’ve noticed that your vision has gotten worse over the years and is blurrier or not as bright as it used to be, you may have cataracts. Cataracts are a natural part of the eye’s aging process, and everyone will eventually develop them. You will likely have many questions about cataracts after your eye… Read More

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Can I Have a Glaucoma Procedure if I Have Cataracts? 

While cataracts can make daily activities such as night driving more difficult, glaucoma poses a much more significant threat to your vision and eye health. There is no cure for glaucoma, and any damage done to your vision by this eye condition is permanent. Early detection and swift treatment are the best ways to avoid… Read More

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Is the Vivity Lens a Good Fit for You?

Do you need to have your cataracts removed? Before you can have your cataracts removed, one choice you have to make is what kind of IOL you’ll choose. Chicago Cornea Consultants is proud to offer our patients a revolutionary new premium lens called the Vivity IOL. Keep reading to learn more about the Vivity lens… Read More

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Are There Advantages To Choosing Laser Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts occur when the natural lens of the eye develops cloudy or hazy vision. This condition often happens slowly and can cause blindness.  You may consider having laser cataract surgery to improve your vision. Keep reading to find out if there are any advantages to choosing laser cataract surgery and to learn more about the… Read More

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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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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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