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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


Choices to Replace Your Cataract-Clouded Lenses

By Millennium Park Eye Center
January 15, 2017
cataract

Cataracts are common. In fact, they’re the most common cause of vision loss in people over 40 and are the principal cause of blindness worldwide. In the U.S., it’s estimated that 30 million people over the age of 40 will have cataracts by the year 2020. Since the only way to treat cataracts is to...  read more


Chalazion or a Stye? How to Differentiate Between the Two

By Millennium Park Eye Center
December 30, 2016
eye conditions

Having a lump on your eyelid is enough to make you want to scream. Not only can a lump on your eyelid be uncomfortable but it can be embarrassing as well. As two eye conditions that are often mistaken for each other, chalazion's and styes are treated differently and caused by two separate things. If...  read more


Perk Up: How to Get Your Little One Excited About Glasses

By Millennium Park Eye Center
December 15, 2016
pediatric eye care

Finding out that you need to wear eyeglasses as an adult can be a bummer, but as a child, it can sometimes feel devastating. Not only can some kids find glasses to be uncomfortable but they may feel like they get in the way of their ability to play. However, with the advancement in eyeglass...  read more


Put Down the Cigarette: What Smoking Is Doing to Your Eye Health

By Millennium Park Eye Center
November 30, 2016
eye care

You’ve seen the anti-smoking commercials where smokers are hooked up to a breathing machine or unable to talk because of excess smoking. As the cause of so many cancers— including lung and oral cancers— smoking can wreak havoc on virtually every part of your body. In fact, did you know that smoking can impact your...  read more


Are Longer Lashes Causing More Harm Than Good?

By Millennium Park Eye Center
November 15, 2016
Longer Lashes

Nothing will make your eyes pop quite like having a set of long, thick eyelashes. However, as your body’s natural mechanism to help shield your eyes from the wind, dirt, and debris it’s important that you keep your lashes as healthy as possible. With cosmetic solutions like eyelash extensions, mascara, and Latisse, it can be...  read more