Eye Center
 
 
James L. Green, M.D.
Chair, Department of
Ophthalmology



Contact:
To schedule your annual eye
exam or a consultation with a
Mercy Eye Center expert, please
call 312.567.2211

Eye Center
Eye disorders can affect anyone, but people age 60 and older and those with diabetes are especially at risk. Many eye disorders develop gradually and symptoms may go unnoticed at first. But left untreated, these conditions can cause permanent vision loss. That’s why regular eye exams and early detection and treatment are so important.

To preserve your vision, you need look no further than the Mercy Eye Center. The Mercy Eye Center utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and leading-edge techniques to prevent, diagnose and treat eye disorders. With a reputation for excellence, the Mercy Eye Center can help keep your eyes clear and sharp for years to come.

Comprehensive Eye Care
The Mercy Eye Center is a full-service facility providing complete eye care from regular vision check-ups to diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders; and treatment of disorders ranging from minor infections to those requiring major eye surgery.

All of our physicians are boardcertified specialists and have experience detecting and treating all variety of eye disorders, including:
• cataracts
glaucoma
retinal disease
diabetic retinopathy
macular degeneration
corneal disease

The Mercy Eye Center also offers the full range of pediatric ophthalmology services, as well as oculoplastic surgery, or cosmetic, corrective and rehabilitative surgery for the eyelids, tear ducts and orbit.

Preventing Vision Loss
Because regular check-ups are your first line of defense against eye disorders, the Mercy Eye Center recommends a comprehensive annual eye exam for everyone. Our skilled eye care team is expert, thorough and gentle, and can perform your eye check-up with maximum efficiency and minimal discomfort.

The Mercy Eye Center utilizes a range of equipment to assist with early detection of eye disorders. These include:

A&B Scan Ultrasound enables us to explore your eye’s inner structures with sound waves.

Retinal photography and fluorescein angiography allow us to generate specialized images of the retina and its blood vessels to determine the extent and location of any disorders.

Visual field testing measures peripheral vision to diagnose and treat glaucoma and other neurological problems.

Potential acuity measurements determine potential vision in people with cataracts.

Low Vision Rehabilitation Program
Even if you’ve already experienced vision loss, the Mercy Eye Center is there for you, too. The Mercy Eye Center has a program, Low Vision Rehabilitation, to encourage independence and self-sufficiency in people with vision loss. Working with occupational therapists from Mercy Hospital Rehabilitation Services department, participants in the Low Vision Rehabilitation Program learn how to use their remaining vision more effectively, and navigate and complete everyday activities safely and independently.  


 
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