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Rachel H. Epstein, M.D.

Cornea Specialist in Chicago, IL

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Rachel Epstein is a Chicago native. After obtaining her Bachelor of the Arts from the University of California Santa Barbara, graduating magna cum laude and phi beta kappa, she returned to Illinois to pursue a career in medicine.  She completed her medical training at the Chicago Medical School and her ophthalmology residency at Rush University Medical Center.

After completing advanced training in Cornea, External Diseases and Refractive Surgery with Chicago Cornea Consultants™, she joined the practice as a full-time associate in the Summer of 2019.

Dr. Epstein revels in solving the types of challenging clinical cases inherent in the practice of cornea and refractive surgery, as well as forging long-term relationships with patients. Her research is focused on optimizing endothelial keratoplasty surgical techniques as well as topography-guided laser vision correction and cross-linking for corneal ectasia.

She has published several articles in the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, has served as a reviewer for prominent peer-review journals and refractive surgery books, has co-authored book chapters, and has presented at major international ophthalmic conferences.

In her spare time, she loves to run, spoil her dog Mason, travel the globe, and enjoy life with family and friends in the greatest city, Chicago.

If you want to learn more about ophthalmologist Rachel Epstein, contact us today.

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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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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.
Refractive Lens Exchange
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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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