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Blade-Free Femtosecond Laser LASIK Surgery

Although LASIK eye surgery is an extremely successful procedure and there are very few cases of complications, there are risks. In many cases, the microkeratome, the tool was originally used to create the corneal flap, was the source of the problem.

Femtosecond laser LASIK has replaced the mechanical microkeratome with the precision of a laser, making LASIK at Chicago Cornea Consultants™, Ltd. safer than ever before!

During the femtosecond laser LASIK procedure, the laser is used to precisely create a corneal flap. Once. the femtosecond laser has created the flap, an excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea, just like the traditional LASIK procedure.

Some patients who were ineligible for traditional LASIK surgery because their corneas were too thin may be better candidates for femtosecond laser LASIK. Femtosecond laser LASIK is also associated with fewer complications than traditional LASIK as a laser is used to create the corneal flap, rather than a blade. The outer layer of the cornea experiences no trauma, and the procedure is relatively painless.

Recovery after femtosecond laser LASIK is similar to that after traditional LASIK, with a few exceptions. Following femtosecond laser LASIK, you may experience some eye irritation for up to two days, and it may take a little longer to recover good vision. However, there is a lower incidence of dry eyes, corneal complications, and re-operations with femtosecond laser LASIK than with traditional LASIK.

If you want to find out if femtosecond laser LASIK is right for you or are interested in Chicago Cornea Consultants™’ other laser vision correction procedures, contact us today!

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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