2640 Golf Road, Suite 120, Glenview, IL 60025
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Cataract Treatment

Overview of Cataract

Just like in a photo camera the human eye has optical lenses that allow rays of light to be focused on the retina to provide clear images. Unfortunately due to age and/or due to some medical conditions, the crystalline lens inside the eye may become cloudy and obscure the view. Glasses usually do not help when this occurs and the patient experiences hazy and unstable vision.


Dr. Svetlana Tsipursky has performed thousands of cataract surgeries, greatly improving patients' vision and restoring their quality of life.

Surgery is performed when cataract interferes significantly with vision. The most common surgical procedure is called Phacoemulsification. This is when Dr. Svetlana Tsipursky makes very small incision in the side of the eye, inserts an ultrasound probe, divides and removes cloudy masses and inserts a clear intraocular implant (IOL). The power of the implant is calculated individually before surgery. There are implants that can also correct astigmatism (Toric IOL) or provide distance and intermediate vision (Multifocal IOL or Crystalens). Usually the procedure is done under "twilight" IV sedation, with no injections around the eye.

You may contact the office of Dr. Svetlana Tsipursky at 847 724 0101 to schedule an appointment and you will receive the most experienced and compassionate, helping you to improve or save your vision.