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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

Can I Find Out If I Can Have LASIK At My Yearly Eye Exam?

If you’re nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism, you should have yearly eye exams to ensure your eyes are healthy and your prescription is up-to-date. If you have to rely on glasses or contact lenses, you may be curious about LASIK surgery.  LASIK can give you visual freedom from glasses and contact lenses and significantly reduce… Read More

Who Is a Candidate for LASIK?

LASIK has been a popular choice for vision correction surgery for the past several decades. It has nearly become a household name, and there’s no wonder as to why.  LASIK has been proven to be an effective surgery with minimal risk. This is partly due to the impressive technology used and the years of study… Read More

Can Dry Eye Syndrome Lead to Other Eye Conditions?

Dry eye syndrome is a very common eye condition. It can cause some minor discomfort, but when left untreated, the symptoms can get worse.  As the symptoms worsen, they can lead to other conditions that can cause serious and irreversible damage to your eyes and vision. They may not seem very serious when you first… Read More

Do Cataracts Cause Headaches?

Cataracts can significantly impact your daily life, making it more difficult to perform routine tasks due to blurry and diminished vision. Cataract development can cause several symptoms aside from blurry vision, as well.  While cataracts don’t affect your brain, headaches can develop from the stress they cause. As your vision gradually declines, your eyes will… Read More

5 Reasons Why a Cosmetic Procedure like Botox is a Must this Season

As you age, it’s perfectly normal to develop wrinkles and other signs of aging. You may feel self-conscious about these signs, and that’s also perfectly normal!  Luckily, there are cosmetic treatments for subtle signs of aging like frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead lines, and even necklines. Botox is especially popular, as are other injection treatments… Read More

Does Getting a Blepharoplasty Treat Ptosis?

A blepharoplasty is a procedure used to correct drooping or sagging in the eyelids. While the blepharoplasty procedure can be performed for purely cosmetic reasons, in some cases, this procedure can be medically necessary in order to restore a full range of vision.  Keep reading to learn if getting a blepharoplasty can treat ptosis! What… Read More

See Your Holidays with Crystal Clear Precision After Getting LASIK in Chicago

With the holidays coming up, you’re probably thinking about what gifts you should get for your friends and family. Before you get wrapped up in the holiday season, you should think about something you can give yourself: visual freedom from glasses and contact lenses!  Now is the perfect time to get LASIK surgery and experience… 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

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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