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Woman being prepped for a BlepharoplastyWith age, many people notice drooping of the upper eyelids. The eyes look smaller as the lids seem to close, making people look tired or sleepy. The stretched out eyelid skin can “hood” the eyes and obscure the peripheral vision, making it more difficult to read and see in the far distance. This is called dermatochalasis.

This age-related change, however, can easily be repaired with a procedure called blepharoplasty or eyelid contouring. With this safe, quick, outpatient surgery done under local anesthesia, the loose, baggy, excess stretched-out skin is removed and the lids resume a more normal appearance. Scarring is minimal and hidden in the normal eyelid crease. There is little downtime and aftercare.

Most importantly, because dermatochalasis can affect the peripheral vision and overall visual comfort, blepharoplasty can be considered a functional procedure and not a purely cosmetic procedure. Testing is performed at our Chicago area offices to document the effect of the eyelid skin on the vision. If a significant blockage of the top portion of the visual field is present, insurance carriers will cover the cost of the procedure for the upper lids.

Blepharoplasty may carry some risks, such as more significant scarring, asymmetry, or need for other eyelid lifting procedures later on. If you have any questions, think you may benefit from eyelid surgery, or would like to schedule your appointment, we invite you to contact the vision team at Chicago Cornea Consultants today.

LASIK , or Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, is a surgical procedure that is designed to reduce your dependency on glasses and contact lenses. Here at Chicago Cornea Consultants, Ltd., our LASIK surgeons use the latest in laser vision correction technology to ensure each patient receives optimal results.
Laser Vision
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.
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.
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.
This last decade has brought great advancements in intraocular lens implants. Before only a single vision lens was available after cataract surgery, now there are multiple options allowing people to see clearly without glasses after cataract surgery at all distances! The experienced surgeons at Chicago Cornea have been among the first in the nation to offer many of these lenses. We encourage you to learn more about these advanced options and schedule a consultation to determine which lens is right for you.
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Advanced Technology
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.