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The Innovative Apthera™ IOL: A Leap Forward in Vision Restoration

Navigating the world of intraocular lenses (IOLs) can be confusing. So, we’re shedding light on the innovative Apthera™ IOL from AcuFocus, Inc., a lens replacement option that stands out from the crowd.   Unlike standard monovision lenses that restore vision at a single focus point (often distance), the IC-8 Apthera intraocular lens is a multifocal …

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Cataract Surgery Myths and Facts

The Alcon Eye on Cataract Survey results revealed that cataract surgery not only improves vision, but can also help turn back the clock for patients’ vision. With 45% of post-surgery patients reporting they have the vision of someone much younger. Nearly 30 million cataract surgeries are completed each year, making cataract extraction and lens replacement …

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Eye Drops Recalled Due to Potentially Fatal Bacterial Contamination

Eye drops distributed and manufactured by EzriCare, and Delsam Pharma, under Global Pharma Healthcare, have recently been voluntarily recalled. According to officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 55 people have suffered injuries and illnesses after using the eye drops, which might have been contaminated by an antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria. …

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Sleep Apnea and Glaucoma

Do you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? If so, you know that leaving it untreated can lead to serious health problems like high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke. But did you know that this dangerous sleep disorder may also lead to vision loss from glaucoma?  OSA is a condition where muscles in your airway relax during …

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Advanced Technology for the Best Outcomes iTrace Technology

At the Center for Advanced Eye Care we offer state-of-the-art technology to ensure our patients achieve the best vision possible. We perform comprehensive pre-operative examinations with advanced diagnostic testing, including iTrace. iTrace is an innovative testing device that performs five tests in one. 5 Tests In One: Wavefront Aberrometry – measures how light travels through …

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Use Artificial Intelligence to Reduce Digital Eye Strain

Robin Kuriakose, MD, a fellow physician in cornea and refractive surgery at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital, has introduced SightKick. A new MacOS application that is specifically designed to reduce digital eye strain.  Digital eye strain is a growing issue considering how much time we spend in front of screens, (tablets, computers, cellphones). An average person blinks 15 to …

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