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Laser for After-Cataract (or PCO)

Normally during cataract surgery, the capsule or bag of the cataract is preserved and the lens implant is placed in the capsule to hold the lens in place. Over time, this capsule can get cloudy.  This is called an after-cataract ...

Eyes always tearing?

Tearing eyes can be very irritating and a real nuisance, but it can also be a sign of other eye problems.  Tearing in adults is either due to overproduction of tears or inability to drain tears from the eye. This ...

What is Monovision?

Monovision is when one eye sees far well and the other eye sees near.  This can occur naturally as some people may have one eye which grows longer than the other. Contact Lenses and monovision Many people opt for monovision with their ...

Wearing Bifocals Got You Down?

"I hate bifocals!"  This comment was made by one of my patients today.  Years ago there was nothing I could do to help this frustration for those with presbyopia. Presbyopia is when the lens in the eye can no longer focus ...

Insurances Accepted

*Please note, we do not accept Vision Insurance, only Medical insurance at this time.  To use vision insurance for routine eye care, please consider an optometrist near you.* The Following medical insurances are accepted: Advocate Physician Partners Aetna Blue Cross/ Blue Shield (Not including Blue ...

How does cancer affect the eyes?

Different types of cancer can affect your eyes. The following are the most common in adults. Cancer In the Eye Skin Cancer Skin cancer can attack the eyelids, especially in fair-skinned people. Certain cancers can also arise on the front of the eye called ...

Cataract Surgery and Glaucoma

Are cataracts and glaucoma related? Cataracts and glaucoma are separate diseases.  Both affect vision, but in different ways.  Cataracts are when the lens in the eye become cloudy and difficult to see through.  Glaucoma is when the nerve from the eye ...

What to expect During Cataract Surgery

Arrival at the Hospital Please arrive 2 hours prior to surgery time.  You will be checked in and change into a gown. An IV will be placed and vitals will be checked.  The nurse will be instilling several different eye drops ...

Eyelid biopsy

PRIOR TO SURGERY: 1. Notify the ophthalmologist of any use of blood thinners including aspirin, coumadin, plavix, ibuprofen, alleve, ect.  Discuss with your ophthalmologist or primary care doctor about possibly stopping any blood thinning medications.  Do not stop medications on your own.  ...

Eyelid skin cancer

How do I know if I have skin cancer? Any new growth, mole, or defined area of skin which does not look like surrounding skin should be checked by your doctor.  On the eyelids, benign growths can occur, but any sudden ...