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Melanoma in the Eye

By Millennium Park Eye Center
January 15, 2022
Upload: December 9, 2021

Most people have heard of the most dangerous form of skin cancer — melanoma. Melanoma is a type of cancer that develops in the cells that produce melanin, the pigment that gives your skin its color. What is not commonly known is that your eyes also have melanin-producing cells and can develop melanoma. Eye melanoma,...  read more

Go Beyond Single Vision with Premium IOLs for Cataracts

By Millennium Park Eye Center
December 15, 2021
Upload: November 10, 2021

Cataract surgery is already the most successful surgery worldwide with a success rate of a mind-blowing 99 percent. That’s a great statistic since just about everyone gets cataracts — by the age of 65 over 90 percent of people have a cataract. This means the lens of their eye with the cataract is building proteins...  read more

What is Keratoconus?

By Millennium Park Eye Center
November 15, 2021
Upload: October 8, 2021

People have heard of most eye conditions, such as macular degeneration or glaucoma. But if you really want to stump people at a party ask them what “keratoconus” is. You’ll hear the sound of crickets. Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease where the person’s normally round cornea thins and then begins to bulge into a...  read more

Your Children and Their Eyes

By Millennium Park Eye Center
October 15, 2021
Upload: September 11, 2021

If you have young children, it seems you’re always worrying about something. When do I need to get immunizations? Are they developing appropriately to their age? What’s up with those friends? It’s a veritable worryfest at times. Eye care is kind of a fuzzy area. If it seems your child sees just fine, many parents...  read more


By Millennium Park Eye Center
September 15, 2021
Upload: August 11, 2021

Most people have heard of amblyopia, just not by that clinical name. You’ve probably heard it called “lazy eye.” This occurs when the vision in one of a child’s eyes doesn’t develop normally. It is caused when visual information is transmitted poorly or incorrectly between the optic nerve and the brain. If left untreated, amblyopia...  read more

Is It Time for Your Eye Exam?

By Millennium Park Eye Center
August 15, 2021
Upload: July 17, 2021

People worry more about keeping up with the arbitrary 3,000-mile oil change schedule of their car than they do about regular eye exams. But it’s during these routine eye exams where larger problems, such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and other serious vision problems, are spotted. That’s crucial because many conditions such as glaucoma...  read more

Seeing Double

By Millennium Park Eye Center
July 15, 2021
Upload: June 10, 2021

If you’re old enough, you may remember a lame song in the 70s by Foreigner titled Double Vision. While that song was and is easily forgettable, if you actually have symptoms of double vision, we need to see you at Millennium Park as this condition can point to some serious health issues. What is double...  read more

A Hole in the Macula

By Millennium Park Eye Center
June 15, 2021
Upload: May 6, 2021

The central portion of your retina is known as the macula. Most people are familiar with one very serious condition that can rob the person of their central vision, macular degeneration. But a less well-known condition comes when a person develops a hole in their macula. At Millennium Park Eye Center, our ophthalmologists perform surgery...  read more

Making Sense of Your Eyeglass Prescription

By Millennium Park Eye Center
May 15, 2021

OK, you just had your regular eye exam and now you have a prescription for eyeglasses. But what the heck do the numbers on that prescription mean? Since we’re all about your eyes at Millennium Park, in this last blog before an awesome Chicago summer (especially compared to last year’s!), let’s decipher that eyeglass prescription....  read more

School’s Back. So Will Be Pink Eye.

By Millennium Park Eye Center
April 15, 2021
Upload: March 18, 2021

We’re all glad that kids are back in actual school, rather than the Zoom variety. But if there’s one thing that is pretty much guaranteed with school, other than bad school lunch, it’s that kids will be sharing pink eye. Clinically known as conjunctivitis, pink eye isn’t really serious, but the dramatic pinkening of the...  read more