Arlington Eye Physicians

Eye Surgeries

Surgical Procedures Arlington Heights, IL

Eye Surgeries

The treatment of some eye conditions requires surgery. At Arlington Eye Physicians, we provide comprehensive surgical and specialty care. Our doctors are fellowship trained in the areas of glaucoma surgery and treatment, cornea and refractive surgery and treatment, pediatric surgery and strabismus surgery, and oculoplastic and aesthetic surgery and treatment. We utilize the most up to date treatment protocols and technology to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients. Please see the list below for more information about the services we provide.

Cataract Surgery

Many patients suffer from cataracts. A cataract occurs when the lens in the eye becomes cloudy. Most cataracts are related to aging of the eye, but some are associated with medications and underlying illnesses. Symptoms of cataract include blurred vision, glare, and diminished color sensitivity. If you’ve been experiencing any of these issues, it’s important to make an appointment with our eye clinic in Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect to determine if you are a good candidate for laser cataract surgery. We want to make sure you can see as clearly as possible.


Glaucoma Surgery

The goal of glaucoma treatment is to preserve your vision by lowering the intraocular pressure to safe levels. Target intraocular pressure is individual for each patient based on the severity of glaucoma, life expectancy, existing pressure and associated risk factors. Pressure control may be achieved with a combination of eye drops, oral medications, laser treatments and surgery.



Laser Refractive Surgery

Patients may elect to undergo laser vision correction to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses. This type of laser eye surgery is available for patients who visit our eye clinic in Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect. Our team will complete a thorough evaluation and make the recommendation whether you are a candidate for this type of surgery, so you can see clearly again without the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses. We will restore your vision, so you can see clearly again.

Cornea Transplant Surgery

Penetrating Keratoplasty (PKP):

Some patients require a full thickness cornea transplant to improve vision in the setting of scarring, infection, trauma, or corneal thinning disorders, such as keratoconus. This surgery involves replacing the entire thickness of the cornea with donor corneal tissue. The transplant is held in place by stitches that are later removed as the eye heals.


Strabismus/Eye Muscle Surgery

Adult strabismus refers to misalignment of eyes in adult patients. This may occur with or without symptoms of diplopia (double vision). In general, newly acquired misalignment in a patient that previously was able to use their eyes together, may result in diplopia.

However, in case of long-standing misalignment, the patient’s brain often adjusts and learns to ignore signals from one of the eyes to avoid double vision. This is accomplished through a relative blind spot.

Eyelid Surgery

Ptosis is the medical term for drooping of the upper eyelids. This lowering of the eyelids may cause a reduction in the field of vision when the eyelid either partially or completely obstructs the pupil. Patients with ptosis often have difficulty keeping their eyelids open. To compensate, they will often arch their eyebrows in an effort to raise the drooping eyelids. In severe cases, people with ptosis may need to lift their eyelids with their fingers in order to see. Children with ptosis may develop amblyopia (“lazy eye”) or developmental delay from limitation of their vision.