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Thyroid Problems and Your Eyes

By Millennium Park Eye Center
September 15, 2019
Thyroid Eye Disease Treatment Chicago, IL

You may think of your thyroid gland only when it comes to issues with weight gain and such. But Graves’ disease, also known as Graves’ ophthalmopathy or thyroid eye disease, is an autoimmune disease caused by antibodies directed against receptors present in the thyroid cells and also on the surface of the cells behind the...  read more


What Are Those Squiggly Things in My Vision?

By Millennium Park Eye Center
August 15, 2019
Floaters

You’re in the bleachers at a Cubs game on a clear day. But when you look away from the game up into the cloudless sky you notice squiggly lines, spots, or cobwebs floating about seemingly in front of your eyes. You’ve seen them before, but in the back of your mind you’ve always wondered if...  read more


A Stye on the Eyelid

By Millennium Park Eye Center
July 15, 2019
Chalazion

This morning your alarm went off, you shuffled to the bathroom, and now you see a lump on your eyelid. That’s disconcerting. Don’t sweat it; you most likely have a chalazion. That’s a serious-sounding word for eyelid stye. There are different ways to address chalazions and our team at Millennium Park Eye Center is well...  read more


Premium IOLs Could Be Great for You

By Millennium Park Eye Center
June 15, 2019
Cornea Procedures

Surgery to remove the cataract-clouded lens of a person’s eye is nothing new — the first cataract surgery was documented in the fifth century BC. Yeah, but even though the person’s cloudy natural lens was removed, the patient had to wear thick hyperopic glasses afterwards to make up for their removed lens. This was the...  read more


What Is 20/20 Vision?

By Millennium Park Eye Center
May 15, 2019
Cornea Treatment Procedures Chicago IL

When you were little and pushing your overcooked carrots around your plate at the dinner table your Mom probably said something like this. “You know, Jimmy has 20/20 vision and you need glasses. I bet he eats his carrots.” Yes, carrots do have some benefits for your eyes. They are full of beta-carotene, which the...  read more


The Sun, the Wind, the Pterygium

By Millennium Park Eye Center
April 15, 2019
Pterygium Treatment Chicago IL

Living in Chicago, we’re no strangers to wind. And we spend plenty of sunny days either out on Lake Michigan in a sailboat or on a frozen lake playing hockey. Either way, when you combine UV exposure and wind what you can end up with a condition known as pterygium. We treat pterygium at Millennium...  read more


Dry Eye Isn’t Just a Winter Thing

By Millennium Park Eye Center
March 15, 2019
Dry Eye Treatment Chicago IL

Our eyes tear continually, not the type that run down your cheeks, but the kind your eyes need to keep lubricated. Sometimes your eyes aren’t producing enough tears, or the tears your eyes are making aren’t getting the job done. You have dry eye. At Millennium Park Eye Center, we have various options for treating...  read more


Adding Lasers to Cataract Surgery

By Millennium Park Eye Center
February 15, 2019
LASIK Chicago, IL

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness across the globe. In the U.S. it is estimated that over 22 million people over the age of 40 have some degree of cataracts. Cataract surgery, the procedure to remove the clouded lens caused by the disease, is incredibly successful with a success rate of over 98 percent...  read more


Have You had Your Regular Check Up Recently?

By Millennium Park Eye Center
January 15, 2019

Despite their importance in everything we do, most of us take our eyes for granted. Many people can’t remember the last eye exam they had. Chances are we’re more focused on the timing of oil changes in our cars than on the ongoing health of our eyes. Having your eyes checked regularly isn’t some mindless...  read more


Diabetic Retinopathy and Your Eyes

By Millennium Park Eye Center
December 15, 2018

Diabetes can impact your eyes. It increases your chances of developing both glaucoma and cataracts, but people still develop those eye diseases even if they don’t have diabetes.   The main eye disease to worry about with diabetes is diabetic retinopathy, which happens to be one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S....  read more