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Corneal Ulcers

By Millennium Park Eye Center
January 15, 2020
Corneal Ulser

The cornea of our eyes is a thin, transparent membrane that protects the interior of the eye. The surface of the cornea is called the epithelium. If there is a defect or break in this outer layer, the underlying layer called the stroma can develop a corneal ulcer. Often called keratitis, these ulcers are usually...  read more

New Glasses for the New Year?

By Millennium Park Eye Center
December 15, 2019
optical services

While they may not make for the most exciting gift you’ll receive this holiday season, if you wear eyeglasses every day, new eyeglasses make for a thoughtful gift. People wonder how to pick from the various different eyeglass frame shapes available today. Since caring for your eyes is our total focus (see what we did...  read more

Take a Decade Off Your Face This Winter

By Millennium Park Eye Center
November 15, 2019
Eyelid Cosmetic

The eyes have it. While this is a take on the usual “ayes have it” from parliamentary procedure, it is really true — the eyes do have it. When asked, most people say the eyes are the first things they notice when looking at another person, particularly for the first time. Unfortunately, the skin around...  read more

Detached Retina

By Millennium Park Eye Center
September 15, 2019
retinal detachment

The retina in our eye is a thin layer of tissue at the back of the eye containing cells that are sensitive to light and that trigger nerve impulses that pass via the optic nerve to the brain. In the brain, this input is decoded and a visual image is formed. Particularly as we age,...  read more

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

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

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