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A Hole in the Macula

By Millennium Park Eye Center
June 15, 2021
Upload: May 6, 2021

The central portion of your retina is known as the macula. Most people are familiar with one very serious condition that can rob the person of their central vision, macular degeneration. But a less well-known condition comes when a person develops a hole in their macula. At Millennium Park Eye Center, our ophthalmologists perform surgery...  read more


Making Sense of Your Eyeglass Prescription

By Millennium Park Eye Center
May 15, 2021

OK, you just had your regular eye exam and now you have a prescription for eyeglasses. But what the heck do the numbers on that prescription mean? Since we’re all about your eyes at Millennium Park, in this last blog before an awesome Chicago summer (especially compared to last year’s!), let’s decipher that eyeglass prescription....  read more


School’s Back. So Will Be Pink Eye.

By Millennium Park Eye Center
April 15, 2021
Upload: March 18, 2021

We’re all glad that kids are back in actual school, rather than the Zoom variety. But if there’s one thing that is pretty much guaranteed with school, other than bad school lunch, it’s that kids will be sharing pink eye. Clinically known as conjunctivitis, pink eye isn’t really serious, but the dramatic pinkening of the...  read more


Thyroid Eye Disease

By Millennium Park Eye Center
March 15, 2021
Upload: February 24, 2021

In autoimmune conditions the body’s immune system attacks different areas of the body. In thyroid eye disease (TED), the body attacks the tissues of the thyroid gland and the eye socket. This causes the eyes to be pushed forward and for the eyelids to open too far. While in more minor instances TED can cause...  read more


Take Better Care of Your Corneas

By Millennium Park Eye Center
February 14, 2021
Upload: January 26, 2021

The cornea is the clear, dome-shaped tissue on the front of your eye that covers the pupil and iris of your eye. If it becomes inflamed the condition is called keratitis. This doesn’t necessarily mean there is an infection, but there is inflammation of the cornea. If you wear your contact lenses too long without...  read more


Problems with the Retina

By Millennium Park Eye Center
January 15, 2021
Upload: December 17, 2020

The retina is the layer at the back of the eye containing cells that are sensitive to light. These cells receive the light coming into the lens of the eye and nerve impulses then send that information to the brain via the optic nerve. The brain then interprets that information and forms the visual images...  read more


Problems with the Retina

By Millennium Park Eye Center
January 15, 2021
eye conditions

The retina is the layer at the back of the eye containing cells that are sensitive to light. These cells receive the light coming into the lens of the eye and nerve impulses then send that information to the brain via the optic nerve. The brain then interprets that information and forms the visual images...  read more


If You’re Over 40, Bring on the Reading Glasses!

By Millennium Park Eye Center
December 15, 2020
Upload: November 20, 2020

So, you just had your 40th birthday. Hopefully you survived the Depends (or worse) jokes and the black-frosted cake shaped like a tombstone. In reality, though, you’re probably less than halfway through your life. In last month’s blog, we covered some of the things that are likely to change with your eyes and your vision...  read more


Changes in Your Eyes Begin at 40

By Millennium Park Eye Center
November 15, 2020
Upload: October 13, 2020

You’ve heard the adage, “Life begins at 40.” But for your eyes, 40 is the time when various conditions and eye health issues begin to show themselves. Fortunately, advances in technology are allowing us to prevent, or at least lessen the severity, of these conditions. Since we care for the eyes of our patients at...  read more


Signs of Cataracts

By Millennium Park Eye Center
October 15, 2020
Upload: September 15, 2020

October is a scary month whether you believe in the Great Pumpkin or not. While most of us have a healthy fear of Chicago’s myriad haunted houses and of the scary movie marathons on AMC, there’s one thing about your eyes that really isn’t that scary — cataracts. The development of cataracts, the eye disease in...  read more