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4 Ways To Improve Dry Eye Symptoms This Allergy Season

Allergies can affect your body in many different ways, including your eyes. Essentially, when your body encounters an allergen, like pollen, it produces a chemical called histamine.  This chemical will trigger inflammation, causing swelling and itchiness. This inflammation can make an existing dry eye problem even worse.  As the eyes become inflamed, so do the… Read More


Is a Cornea Transplant Really Necessary?

When you think of medical transplants, you probably think of major organ transplants. However, there’s one kind of transplant that involves an extremely small amount of tissue: a cornea transplant.  While a cornea transplant isn’t a major organ transplant, it may be medically necessary in order to restore your vision. There are a few situations… Read More


How Do You Treat Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is an eye condition that is more common in younger people, unlike many other serious eye conditions. The highest-risk group for keratoconus is patients between the ages of ten and twenty-five.  Keratoconus is a progressive eye condition that can develop over a decade or longer. The eye condition can cause severe visual problems, including… Read More


Do Contact Lenses For Keratoconus Work?

Do you have an oddly shaped cornea that bulges off your eye? Keratoconus is the name for this eye condition where your cornea is an irregular shape. Most people with keratoconus only have a mild form of it, and few have severe symptoms. Keep reading to learn more about keratoconus and if contact lenses work… Read More


What is Corneal Cross-Linking?

Do you have abnormally shaped or thinning corneas? Are you wondering what you can do to treat them? Corneal ectasia is the term used to describe abnormally shaped and thinning corneas. The most advanced way to treat corneal ectasia is with corneal cross-linking. Keep reading to learn more about corneal-crosslinking and see if it is… Read More


Why Are My Eyes So Dry?

Do you have dry eyes? Have you been having trouble determining why your eyes are dry? Unfortunately, there are often many reasons that cause you to develop dry eye. You need to consider everything from environmental factors to your contact lenses. They can all affect how moist your eyes are. We experience dry eye when… Read More


Let’s Talk About Keratoconus

Celebrities and their eyes have been in the news a lot recently. Both Taylor Swift and Kylie Jenner have gotten LASIK in the last month! But what you may have missed was something that happened back in April. This is when Warriors star Stephen Curry admitted he has a vision disease. The culprit? An eye… Read More


Chicago Cornea Consultants™ Doctors Attend Cornea 360 in Scottsdale, AZ

Drs. Randy Epstein, Parag Majmudar, and Rachel Epstein recently attended the Cornea 360 meeting in Scottsdale, AZ. This was a gathering of many of the major corneal specialists from around the world. They gave invited presentations on “Corneal Crosslinking (CXL)” and attended a number of important educational seminars .

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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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.
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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.
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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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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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