You’ve likely heard the horror stories of contact lens wearers who left them in for too long and subsequently damaged their vision trying to extract it. You’ve probably also heard the horror stories and myths about rare LASIK complications. The debate about whether contact lenses or laser eye...Read More
Keratoconus is an eye disease. It involves the irregular shape of the cornea. Your cornea is normally round and spherical. When keratoconus develops, it causes the cornea to become cone shaped. This is caused by the thinning of the corneal tissue, which then bulges into the conical shape.
There are a number of treatments for keratoconus, including a variety of contact lenses:
The average LASIK patient can see remarkably well just three or four hours after the procedure, and vision continues to improve over the next three or four days. Our eye surgeon, Dr. Richard Foulkes, suggests that those who work in jobs where debris might be in the air take a few days off so your eyes can heal and avoid unnecessary complications. Learn more about LASIK and when you can return to your normal activities in the...Read More
Corneal cross-linking (CXL) strengthens the tissue holding your cornea together which may have weakened due to keratoconus. Keratoconus causes the circular nerve connected to your cornea to thin and deteriorate, leading to a cone-like bulge in the eye and distorted vision over time. This eye disease is degenerative, and it’s important to begin...Read More
The treatment for refractive error with LASIK eye surgery is much different than cataract surgery to get rid of the clouding caused by the cataract in the natural lens of your eye. Our patients at Foulkes Vision often ask if they can have LASIK to correct minor cataracts. The answer is yes and no.
Technically, you can have LASIK...Read More
The VISIAN™ ICL implant is often used for men and women who do not qualify for LASIK due to an extremely large prescription power. The LASIK procedure works by reshaping the cornea, and this can be an issue for those with severely poor eyesight because too much reshaping is required to correct vision, which can put you at risk of complications. The VISIAN™ implant is essentially an internal contact lens surgically placed behind your pupil to give you better...Read More
LASIK eye surgery has given millions of men and women perfect or near-perfect vision over the last 25 years. Still, misconceptions about LASIK keep many Americans from achieving better eyesight. If you have healthy eyes, a stable prescription and are over the age of 18, you could be the perfect LASIK candidate. Don’t let LASIK myths stop you from...Read More
As with all forms of eye surgery, KAMRA™ inlay surgery comes with a risk of infection. We work to lower the chance of this complication by using powerful antibiotics, and there are very few instances of infection regarding KAMRA™ surgery. The biggest challenge of KAMRA™ is placing the tiny inlay directly over the center of your cornea. Our eye surgeon, Dr. Richard Foulkes, diligently works to improve his methods for KAMRA™ surgery to make sure it stays precisely over the area...Read More
Interested in LASIK but hesitant to take the next step? Consider these 7 reasons to opt for the vision-improving procedure:
1. Never fuss with contact lenses again. Depending on how long you've used contact lenses, you've probably performed the ritual of placing and removing them by hand tens of thousands of times. LASIK provides freedom from this chore.
2. Wake up and...Read More
Pregnancy causes your body to change in many ways, and this includes your vision. It’s not a good idea to have LASIK vision correction while pregnant for several reasons such as exposure to antibiotics and anti-inflammatories. Learn more about pregnancy and LASIK eye surgery in the video above.
If you’re interested in LASIK or have questions about laser eye surgery, please contact our eye surgeon in Chicago or Lombard today at ...Read More