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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

Cornea Transplants

By Millennium Park Eye Center
November 15, 2018
Cornea Treatment Procedures Chicago IL

When your cornea, the transparent dome-shaped surface of your eye that provides most of your eye’s focusing power, is damaged, we may need to perform a cornea transplant. A cornea transplant can restore vision, reduce pain, and improve the appearance of a damaged or diseased cornea. At Millennium Park Eye Center, we perform a variety...  read more

Acronym Madness — The Difference Between PRK and LASIK

By Millennium Park Eye Center
October 15, 2018
LASIK Chicago, IL

Everyone knows about LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) eye surgery. With that name, it’s also easy to see why everyone uses the acronym rather than the actual name. LASIK at Millennium Park Eye Center is awesome because we can take a person who has lived his or her entire life dependent on glasses to see...  read more

What Are High-Definition Eyeglasses?

By Millennium Park Eye Center
September 15, 2018
Optical Services Chicago IL

Eyeglasses generally correct vision to 20/20 quality, but some people still feel as if their vision isn’t perfect. This is because they may have what are called higher-order aberrations. These aberrations can cause difficulty seeing at night, glare, halos, blurring, starburst patterns, or double vision. But thanks to advances in lens manufacturing, new better performing...  read more

Strabismus — Misaligned Eyes

By Millennium Park Eye Center
August 15, 2018
Strabismus Surgery Chicago IL

When a person’s eyes are not aligned properly and they point in different directions this is called strabismus. This condition is common among children, although it can also occur later in life. There are non-surgical treatments for strabismus, but surgery is often needed to correct imbalanced eye muscles creating the condition. We perform strabismus surgery...  read more

Information on LASIK

By Millennium Park Eye Center
July 15, 2018
LASIK Chicago, IL

When LASIK first debuted in the U.S. back in the late 1990s, using a laser on your eyes seemed dangerous and people at first avoided the procedure. Twenty or so years later, LASIK is so common that everyone knows a person who has had this amazing surgery. But if you haven’t had it, there can...  read more

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

Surgery Options for Glaucoma

By Millennium Park Eye Center
May 15, 2018
Glaucoma Chicago, IL

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness the world over. It often involves increased pressure in the eye, intraocular pressure, which causes damage to the optic nerve. Patients first lose their peripheral vision, but if left untreated glaucoma can cause total blindness. In the U.S., the most common form of glaucoma is called...  read more