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How Your Vision Changes Over the Years

By Millennium Park Eye Center
April 15, 2018
Eye conditions Chicago IL

Just like everything else about our bodies, where we have sagging here or joint aches there, our vision changes with age. Some age-related eye changes, such as presbyopia, are almost universal and aren’t related to any disease. Cataracts are considered to be an age-related disease, but again, they are so common with people over the...  read more


Eyelid Tumors

By Millennium Park Eye Center
March 15, 2018
Eyelid Tumor Treatment Chicago IL

Since we’re so near the water here in Chicago, and the sun exposure that goes with activities such as hanging out on the shore and boating, most of us know about skin cancer caused by exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. But when we think of skin cancer, most of us look at our arms,...  read more


Winter Is a Good Time for Eyelid Surgery

By Millennium Park Eye Center
February 15, 2018
Oculoplastics Chicago, IL

The skin around our eyes is some of the thinnest on the entire human body. And it is at the mercy of the elements 24/7. In a winter like this one in Chicago those elements take a toll. Throw in the normal sagging that occurs with the passing of time and you’re left with droopy...  read more


Understanding Macular Degeneration

By Millennium Park Eye Center
January 15, 2018
Macular Degeneration Chicago, IL

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people aged 60 and up. Not cataracts. Not glaucoma. Macular degeneration. You may not even have heard of it. Macular degeneration, as the name implies, is the deterioration of the macula, the central portion of the retina. The retina is the light-sensing nerve tissue...  read more


When an Eyelid Turns the Wrong Way

By Millennium Park Eye Center
December 15, 2017
Droopy Eyelids (Blepharoptosis) Chicago, IL

Various causes can make a person’s eyelid turn the wrong way. In some cases the eyelid “turns in;” in others, it “turns outward.” These conditions can lead to pain, irritation, and problems with tear drainage. The team at Millenium Park Eye Center can correct both of these eyelid conditions with surgery. Entropion If your eyelid...  read more


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