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Acronym Madness — The Difference Between PRK and LASIK

By Millennium Park Eye Center
October 15, 2018
LASIK Chicago, IL

Everyone knows about LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) eye surgery. With that name, it’s also easy to see why everyone uses the acronym rather than the actual name. LASIK at Millennium Park Eye Center is awesome because we can take a person who has lived his or her entire life dependent on glasses to see...  read more


What Are High-Definition Eyeglasses?

By Millennium Park Eye Center
September 15, 2018
Optical Services Chicago IL

Eyeglasses generally correct vision to 20/20 quality, but some people still feel as if their vision isn’t perfect. This is because they may have what are called higher-order aberrations. These aberrations can cause difficulty seeing at night, glare, halos, blurring, starburst patterns, or double vision. But thanks to advances in lens manufacturing, new better performing...  read more


Strabismus — Misaligned Eyes

By Millennium Park Eye Center
August 15, 2018
Strabismus Surgery Chicago IL

When a person’s eyes are not aligned properly and they point in different directions this is called strabismus. This condition is common among children, although it can also occur later in life. There are non-surgical treatments for strabismus, but surgery is often needed to correct imbalanced eye muscles creating the condition. We perform strabismus surgery...  read more


Information on LASIK

By Millennium Park Eye Center
July 15, 2018
LASIK Chicago, IL

When LASIK first debuted in the U.S. back in the late 1990s, using a laser on your eyes seemed dangerous and people at first avoided the procedure. Twenty or so years later, LASIK is so common that everyone knows a person who has had this amazing surgery. But if you haven’t had it, there can...  read more


Tunnel Vision

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

You may know someone who is so focused on whatever goal he or she is seeking that you’ve told the person, “You’ve got tunnel vision about that.” The person better hope not. Tunnel vision is the colloquial term for a loss of a person’s peripheral vision. Your peripheral vision allows you to see objects all...  read more


Surgery Options for Glaucoma

By Millennium Park Eye Center
May 15, 2018
Glaucoma Chicago, IL

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness the world over. It often involves increased pressure in the eye, intraocular pressure, which causes damage to the optic nerve. Patients first lose their peripheral vision, but if left untreated glaucoma can cause total blindness. In the U.S., the most common form of glaucoma is called...  read more


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