Ophthalmology Blog | Chicago Ridge, IL

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

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.


Viral Conjunctivitis

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

Learn more about the symptoms and treatments for Viral Conjunctivitis.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


How is Ptosis of the Eye Caused?

Benjamin Ticho, M.D. | 05/27/2022

Ptosis, or the drooping of one or both eyelids, has multiple causes encompassing congenital, muscular, neurogenic, and traumatic origins.


Am I a Candidate for Strabismus Surgery?

Benjamin Ticho, M.D. | 04/29/2022

You may be a candidate for strabismus surgery if strabismus negatively impacts daily living or makes you feel self-conscious about your appearance.


Benjamin H. Ticho, MD

Benjamin Ticho, M.D. | 04/18/2022

A Chicago Magazine Publication.


Full Hyperopic Correction vs Partial Hyperopic Correction

Benjamin Ticho, M.D. | 04/13/2022

A research study comparing the effectiveness of partial hyperopic correction with full hyperopic correction in reducing the magnitude of esotropia.


Not Your Grandma's Arthritis

Benjamin Ticho, M.D. | 03/24/2022

Early diagnosis is critical.


What Is the Cause of Double Vision in Both Eyes?

Benjamin Ticho, M.D. | 03/05/2022

Binocular diplopia, or double vision in both eyes, can have multiple causes but we can help you find relief for a better quality of life.


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