Ophthalmology | LASIK | Elgin | Barrington
Ophthalmologist Elgin | Dr. William M. Reiff, M.D.
LASIK | Elgin | Barrington
Custom LASIK | Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) | Intraocular Contact Lens (ICL)  | Elgin
LASIK | Elgin | Barrington
Custom Wavefront LASIK | Conductive keratoplasty (CK) | Epi-LASIK | Elgin
Reiff Eye Center | Sherman  Hospital Medical Office Building | 1435 N. Randall Road | Elgin, IL 60123 | 847-841-8866
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Dry Eye Treatment | ReZoom Multifocal Intraocular Lens | Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) | Elgin | Barrington
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Nerve Fiber Layer Analysis

Dry Eye Treatment | ReZoom Multifocal Intraocular Lens | Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) | Elgin | BarringtonNerve Fiber Analysis (NFA) is a test which can detect glaucoma in its earliest stages – years, even decades before conventional testing methods. Utilizing a combination of polarized light and diode beam scanning technology, the NFA test measures the transparent structure in the back of your eye called the Retinal Nerve Fiber.

In Cat Scan-like fashion the instrument takes several cross-sectional images of the retina in less than one second, and builds a three dimensional model of the nerve fiber layer. The computer then analyzes the data and highlights any abnormal areas. The results help Dr. Reiff make the best treatment decisions for his patients. Nothing touches your eye. You simply look at a soft light and our technician quickly takes the images- that’s all there is to it!

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SLT (Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty)

Open Angle Glaucoma occurs when there is either a sustained increase in fluid production or a decrease in fluid drainage.  A new and advanced treatment for Chronic Open Angle Glaucoma, Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) is now available at Reiff Eye Center. SLT selectively targets and activates the specific pigment cells associated with eye fluid drainage.  It increases fluid outflow thereby reducing eye pressure without the burning or scarring associated with the more traditional Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty (ALT).  This 15 minute office procedure often reduces or eliminates the need for lifelong use of expensive eye drops.

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Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye Syndrome is a serious yet often ignored and more often trivialized problem that is experienced by 75% of people over the age of 65.  A symptom checklist includes:

  • Dry sensation
  • Scratchy gritty feeling
  • Burning
  • Stinging
  • Itching
  • Excess tearing (watery eyes) due to over produced excess tears
  • Mucous discharge
  • Irritation from wind or smoke
  • Redness
  • Tired eyes
  • Light sensitivity
  • Contact lens discomfort
  • Contact lens solution sensitivity
  • Soreness
  • Lid infections/sties
  • Sensitivity to artificial tears
  • Eyelids stuck together on awakening

Dry Eye Syndrome can be related to:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid abnormality
  • Asthma
  • Acne Rosacea
  • Lupus
  • Anti-depressants
  • Decongestants
  • Anti-histamines
  • Blood pressure medication
  • Oral Contraceptives
  • Diuretics
  • Ulcer medication
  • Tranquilizers
  • Beta Blockers
  • Contact lens use
  • Computer use
  • Air conditioning
  • Dry climate
  • Pregnancy
  • Menopause

Punctal Plugs

Dry Eye Treatment | Elgin | BarringtonTears drain from the eye through the lid's punctal openings. Punctal occlusion acts very much like a stopper in a sink.  When the punctal opening in the lid is closed tears stay on the eye longer. Punctal plugs are the least invasive of the long term solutions to Dry Eye Syndrome

A small, soft silicone or collagen plug about the size of a pinhead or a sesame seed is non-surgically inserted into the natural tear drainage punctal opening.  The entire procedure can be performed at Reiff Eye Center within a few minutes and is reversible.

Other treatments for Dry Eye Syndrome available at Reiff Eye Center include diet change, antibiotics, Restasis, various non-preserved artificial tears and lid hygiene- all used to alter the quantity and quality of a patient's natural tears.

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Cataract Surgery

In the past, the choice of which type of lens implant to have was limited following cataract surgery. That's because there really weren't any options for patients. All lens implants were of a type called a monofocal lens implant. A monofocal lens implant provides excellent vision after cataract surgery, by only at one set distance, usually for seeing things at a glance. This means for seeing distant signs when driving, going to a movie or going to a ball game, a monofocal lens implant would provide the vision you need to see clearly. But with a monofocal lens implant you will most likely need to wear glasses for any type of near vision activity, for example, reading, knitting, sewing, playing cards or keeping your golf score will require you to wear glasses.

Intraocular Lens | Elgin | BarringtonToric Intraocular Lens (Astigmatism)

For cataract patients with astigmatism, successful cataract surgery is only half the battle for regaining quality vision. Reiff Eye Center offers the AcrySof Toric lens implant, a design proven to correct both your cataract and astigmatism simultaneously. Implanted in the eye to restore distance vision after cataract surgery, the AcrySof Toric lens has a unique patented design that provides both spherical and astigmatic correction.

Intraocular Lens | Elgin | BarringtonReSTOR® Multifocal Intraocular Lens (IOL)

Today, Reiff Eye Center is able to offer patients the choice of a multifocal lens implant. A multifocal lens implant provides excellent vision after cataract surgery at a variety of distances. The ReSTOR multifocal lens implant corrects both your distance vision and your near vision after cataract surgery. For the vast majority of patients, having a multifocal lens implant means that they will be able to see at a distance and up close without being dependent on glasses. Patients choosing to have a multifocal lens implant will likely find that they can drive, watch television, read, or do crafts without the need for glasses.

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Optical Shop

Our optical showroom carries a wide selection of all the latest frames styles including:

From the timeless classics to the most contemporary styles, you are sure to find the frame and lenses that are right for you and your lifestyle.


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