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Get the Pink Out — Conjunctivitis

By Millennium Park Eye Center
November 15, 2017
Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) Chicago, IL

If there’s one thing that goes with school it’s that sooner or later your child will come in contact with various viruses or bacteria-driven infections. Pink eye is a common school virus that spreads between students. While pink eye looks pretty bad, it’s not really very serious (especially the viral form). But so you know...  read more


Is Every Day a Cloudy Day? Cataracts.

By Millennium Park Eye Center
October 15, 2017
Cataract Chicago, IL

Cataracts affect over 22 million Americans over the age of 40. That number is estimated to swell to over 30 million by 2020. At Millennium Eye Center, we have extensive experience with cataract surgery, the replacement of the cataract-clouded lens with an artificial lens. Here’s some more information on this common condition. What are cataracts?...  read more


Nine Tips for Protecting Your Eyesight

By Millennium Park Eye Center
September 15, 2017
Eye care services Chicago IL

As humans, we take many of the amazing physical abilities of our bodies for granted. Most of us are more concerned about the timing of our next oil change — am I over the recommended mileage?! — than we are about routine maintenance on various systems of our bodies. Take our eyes. We take our...  read more


Be Nice to Your Cornea or Keratitis Could be the Result

By Millennium Park Eye Center
August 15, 2017
Corneal Infection (Keratitis) Chicago, IL

The cornea is the clear covering over the pupil and iris of your eye. If it becomes inflamed, the condition is called keratitis. Keratitis can be caused by something as seemingly insignificant as wearing your contact lenses too long, along with a variety of other causes. Keratitis is not something to take lightly — if...  read more


Your Scratchy, Stinging Eyes Could be Dry Eye

By Millennium Park Eye Center
July 15, 2017
dry eyes Chicago, IL

You may think your eyes tear up only when you’re sad or laughing like crazy. In reality, they are tearing up all the time. This continual tearing is the method your eyes use to keep themselves lubricated, clean, and comfortable. Tears are a mixture of water, oil, mucus, and antibodies and are essential for your...  read more


Commonplace, but Still Relatively New — the History of LASIK

By Millennium Park Eye Center
June 15, 2017
LASIK Chicago, IL

It’s easy to assume that LASIK surgery has been around for a long time. The laser eye surgery is so commonplace — most everyone knows a person who has had the surgery. But in reality, LASIK has only been common in the U.S. for just over 20 years. Since we’re one of Chicago’s leading LASIK...  read more


Issues With Your Retina

By Millennium Park Eye Center
May 15, 2017
Diabetic Retinopathy

At Millennium Park Eye Center, we offer all the services for protection and care of your eyes. As part of our treatment specialization, we treat several issues that arise with the retina. What does the retina do? The retina is the delicate part of the eye that covers the back of the eye. Somewhat like...  read more


The Sun, the Sand, the Pterygium

By Millennium Park Eye Center
March 15, 2017
Pterygium

People who spend a lot of time outdoors, especially on Lake Michigan and its beaches, can sometimes develop an eye condition known as pterygium. It involves the growth of pink, fleshy tissue on the conjunctiva (white part of the eye), usually on the side of the nose. The cause of pterygium isn’t fully understood, but...  read more


What is Glaucoma?

By Millennium Park Eye Center
March 15, 2017
Glaucoma

Every time you come in for a regular eye exam at Millennium Park Eye Center we perform a glaucoma test. You know the one — we deliver a puff of air onto your eye to measure the eye’s resistance to the air. This tells us the intraocular pressure within your eye. If the pressure is...  read more


How Diabetes Affects the Eyes

By Millennium Park Eye Center
February 15, 2017
Eye conditions

People with diabetes have a very high risk for developing a variety of serious health problems. And the eyes aren’t immune. At Millennium Park, we take special care of our patients with diabetes to help them manage, and in some cases prevent serious eye conditions. But catching these conditions early is critically important, so it’s...  read more