Ophthalmology Blog | Chicago Ridge, IL

Dr. Ticho and staff share the latest news around the optometry industry in this Ticho Eye Associates blog.

Healing the Children

Benjamin Ticho, M.D. | 11/02/2023

Dr. Ticho and Micaela recently joined Healing the Children on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic.

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The Latest Advancements in the Treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Benjamin Ticho, M.D. | 10/27/2023

Benjamin Ticho, MD reviews the latest advancements in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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Low-Dose Atropine Eyedrops No Better Than Placebo for Slowing Myopia Progression

Benjamin Ticho, M.D. | 07/19/2023

Dr. Ticho is one of the lead authors of this important paper on treatment to slow development of myopia.

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Corneal Ulcer

Benjamin Ticho, M.D. | 06/12/2023

A Case Study.

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Improved Control of Intermittent Exotropia with Part-Time Patching

Benjamin Ticho, M.D. | 05/30/2023

Read Dr. Ticho's recently published article about controlling intermittent exotropia with part-time patching.

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What are the Benefits of Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery?

Benjamin Ticho, M.D. | 03/30/2023

Considering cataract surgery to clear up clouded vision? Discover the benefits of laser vs. traditional cataract surgery here.

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What is the Importance of Lowering Eye Pressure With Glaucoma?

Benjamin Ticho, M.D. | 02/28/2023

Preserve your eye health and prevent further vision loss by knowing how to manage your glaucoma, including keeping eye pressures low.

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Viral Conjunctivitis

Benjamin Ticho, M.D. | 02/10/2023

Learn more about the symptoms and treatments for Viral Conjunctivitis.

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Will Swelling Last Long After Ptosis Surgery?

Benjamin Ticho, M.D. | 01/28/2023

Swelling after ptosis surgery generally lasts for a week or two, though we’ll provide detailed aftercare instructions for your specific needs.

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What Can Happen if Strabismus is Not Corrected?

Benjamin Ticho, M.D. | 12/31/2022

Strabismus patients will not be able to enjoy good vision and clear focus if this ocular condition (also known as “cross-eyes”) is not corrected.

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What is Amblyopia?

Benjamin Ticho, M.D. | 12/08/2022

Amblyopia is an eye condition that occurs in children as young as infants. It is reduced vision in one eye caused by abnormal vision development.

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What Should I Not do After Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery?

Benjamin Ticho, M.D. | 11/30/2022

Patients should avoid driving, stressing their eyes, and strenuous activity after femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery.

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Solve Winter Dry Eyes With Punctual Plugs.

Benjamin Ticho, M.D. | 11/03/2022

As winter approaches, dry eyes can become a reality for nearly 16 million people in the United States according to the National Eye Institute.

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When is Microincisional Glaucoma Surgery an Option for Patients?

Benjamin Ticho, M.D. | 10/30/2022

Microincisional glaucoma surgery, or MIGS, relieves pressure within the eye and helps preserve vision and ocular health.

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Colored Contact Lenses

Benjamin Ticho, M.D. | 10/11/2022

The FDA considers contact lenses medical devices and therefore must be sold by licensed vendors.

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Will I Look More Awake After Ptosis Correction?

Benjamin Ticho, M.D. | 09/30/2022

A ptosis correction procedure can revitalize your appearance, making you look younger and more awake.

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Is it Lazy Eye or Strabismus? How to Tell the Difference

Benjamin Ticho, M.D. | 08/27/2022

Lazy eye and strabismus share some similarities but may differ in their overall impact on childhood sight development and visual acuity.

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What is Recovery Like After Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery?

Benjamin Ticho, M.D. | 07/29/2022

Recovery time varies by patient, though many notice quick visual improvements and can resume normal activities within a day or two.

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How Does Microincisional Glaucoma Surgery Differ From Traditional?

Benjamin Ticho, M.D. | 06/26/2022

Microincisional glaucoma surgery (MIGS) is less invasive and requires a shorter healing period than traditional glaucoma surgeries.

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Congenital Chorioretinal Separation in Extreme Prematurity

Benjamin Ticho, M.D. | 06/06/2022

Peripheral discontinuity of the choroid, retinal pigment epithelium, and outer retinal layers is highly unusual.

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