A floater is an opacity in the gel of the eye. As the gel undergoes degenerative changes, a circular, semi-circular, glob or snake like opacity may develop. These opacities cast a shadow on the retina which can appear as a spot or bug darting across your vision, or as cloud or veil.

Many floaters become less noticeable with time. However, if you have a visibly disturbing floater, treatment with LFR (Laser Floater Removal) may be an option. An evaluation at Stone Eye Center in Chicago can help determine your treatment options.


A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye.  Early symptoms include glare and blurred vision.  Things appear darker and not as crisp as before (loss of contrast sensitivity).

As a general rule we recommend waiting until vision drops to 20/40 or below, but there are exceptions.

With improvements in outcomes, patients are seeking treatment at earlier stages than in the past.  After the cataract is removed, an intraocular lens (IOL) is implanted.  IOL’s are available in aspheric, toric, multifocal and extended depth of vision versions.  We will review these options with you during your consultation.

Minor Eyelid Surgery

Whether you have a stye, chalazion, eyelid cyst, nevus, or other disturbing eyelid lesion, this needs careful attention by an oculoplastic surgeon.

In contrast to cauterization or freezing done by dermatologists, our procedures require an incision.

Our specialized equipment includes a radiofrequency unit which cuts and cauterizes simultaneously.

We also utilize an operating microscope that magnifies the surgical field 2 to 3-fold.

Two doctors will be scrubbed for your procedure. Our rate of recurrence is extremely low, with fast recovery time and excellent cosmesis.

Chicago Floater Treatment Video