Category: Eye Conditions

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


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


Get the Pink Out — Conjunctivitis

By Millennium Park Eye Center
November 15, 2017
Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) Chicago, IL

If there’s one thing that goes with school it’s that sooner or later your child will come in contact with various viruses or bacteria-driven infections. Pink eye is a common school virus that spreads between students. While pink eye looks pretty bad, it’s not really very serious (especially the viral form). But so you know...  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


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


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


Surf’s Up Dude: How to Get Rid of Surfer’s Eye

By Millennium Park Eye Center
November 15, 2015
Surfer’s Eye

Nothing can quite beat a morning of waking up and hitting the surf to get a few waves in before a busy day of work. And although surfing is a fun sport, sitting in the sun for an endless amount of time can wreak havoc on your vision causing a condition called pterygium or “surfer’s...  read more


The 411 Behind Pink Eye

By Millennium Park Eye Center
September 15, 2015
pink eye

Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, is an eye infection that can be caused by allergies, a virus, bacteria, or overly dry eyes. Notorious for how contagious it is, if you think either you or a loved one have it, stay home and contact Millennium Park Eye Center right away. What Are the Symptoms? Most commonly, people...  read more