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Our doctors are MDs who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of vision disorders and eye diseases, offering comprehensive medical and surgical care. We have extensive diagnostic capabilities and equipment right here in the office to better serve our patients. 

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Glen Ellyn Ophthalmology suggests a routine comprehensive eye examination for maintenance of good vision and ocular health. It is  recommended to have a beginning eye exam at about 3 years old with a pediatric ophthalmologist, and regularly schedule exams after. The state of Illinois requires an eye exam for all kindergartners or new students entering an Illinois school for the first time. The frequency of subsequent eye exams depends on many factors, including the findings from initial exams, patient’s health history, and any significant family visual or health history.

comprehensive eye care

Comprehensive eye exam begins with discussion of any visual or eye problems, and a review of your overall health history. Any medications you may take will be discussed, and bringing a medication list with you is very helpful if on more than one.

The testing begins with examining how your eyes are presently functioning in terms of vision, movements, function/binocularity, and neurologic integrity. As with all testing, any unusual findings may prompt further testing.

Next, we examine your best vision through refraction, which determines your prescription for glasses, or contacts. Contact lenses, if desired, requires additional measurements for fit. The refraction is an important component in health assessment, and can lead to health findings also.

After visual evaluation, we then examine the ocular surface of the eye with a microscope. This is to ensure the health and function of the front of the eye, and surrounding structures. Next, we would check the internal eye pressure as a screening for an eye disease called Glaucoma. This screening is very important because Glaucoma most often does not cause any symptoms until vision is lost. Early detection is very important.

To complete the exam, we prefer to dilate the pupil to allow for examination of the inside of the eye with lighted scopes. Dilation provides a much more complete and detailed view inside the eye for ocular health evaluation. Your eyes do not need to be dilated at every visit, but routine dilation intervals not only offer present day evaluation but the potential to prevent future problems. As with any health testing, any unusual findings would prompt further testing to determine the cause and best solution.

A complete comprehensive eye exam with dilation usually takes about 90 minutes. The side effects of dilation are light sensitivity and reduced near vision. Although this can be inconvenient for a few hours, it is a small price to pay for good vision and healthy eyes. You only get two eyes, and we would like to help you take good care of them.

A cataract is a “clouding” of the eye’s natural lens, which results in blurred or defocused vision. Cataracts are typically an age-related condition, but many other factors can play a role in cataract development. If the cataract changes vision so much that it interferes with your daily life, the cataract may need to be removed, and surgery is the only way to remove a cataract. You can decide not to have the cataract removed, but your vision loss from the cataract will continue to get worse.

Cataract care & treatment

Once you have decided that cataracts are interfering with your ability to perform daily tasks and decreased your quality of life, considering cataract surgery is the next step. After seeing your ophthalmologist for a comprehensive dilated exam, and understand the benefits and risks of surgery, you can make an informed decision about whether cataract surgery is right for you

After the decision to move forward with cataract surgery has been made, there are several steps in the pre-operative process:

  1. A-scan. Measurements are needed to calculate the power of the lens that will be implanted once your cataract is removed. Both eyes are measured at this time to assure that your eyes are of equal length. This measurement testing, called an A-scan test, is done with a technician and takes about 60 minutes to complete.
  2. Lens Implant Consultation. You will meet with our surgical coordinator, either at the time of the A-scan testing or separately, to discuss lens implant options, financial obligations, go over before and after surgical instructions and decide on surgery date(s). This process takes about 30-60 minutes.
  3. Contact Lens Wearers. If you wear contact lenses, you will need to stop wearing soft lenses 2 weeks prior to the A-scan testing. Gas permeable contact wearers need to be out of their lenses 4 weeks prior to the A-scan.
  4. Medical Clearance. Prior to surgery, you will need to see your primary care doctor and/or cardiologist for medical clearance. This information is only good for 30 days from your first surgery. If you have not had an EKG in the past year, you will need to have this done. The surgery center requires this because you are given anesthesia.
  5. Pre-Operative Drops. You will start 2 sets of eye drops 2 days prior to surgery.

Glaucoma is a common eye disorder that is, in fact, not one but an entire group of disorders with a common label. It is a disorder that damages the optic nerve, which serves to send the images from the eye to the brain.

Glaucoma Center

It was once believed that glaucoma was caused by high fluid pressure inside the eye (called intraocular pressure). Experts now know that, while high intraocular pressure is a risk factor for glaucoma, it is not the only cause.

The early stages of glaucoma are undetectable, and experts estimate that only half of the people who currently have glaucoma even realize that they are affected. While there is no cure for glaucoma, many medications and procedures exist that can help to slow the disease or stop it altogether. However, like so many eye-related disorders, early diagnosis is essential. Because the early stages of glaucoma have no noticeable symptoms, regular eye exams are recommended for everyone, even those who have no eye-related symptoms or problems.