Category: Cataracts

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


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


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


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


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


The Truth Behind Cataracts

By Millennium Park Eye Center
August 15, 2015
cataract

Have you ever looked at a cat or dog and noticed that their eyes look clouded over? If so, then you know what cataracts look like. And although cataracts can inflict animals, did you know that they are also the number one cause of blindness in people over the age of 40? By understanding what...  read more