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Sauganash Family Eye Center 4145 W. Peterson Ave., Chicago, Illinois, 60646 Tel: (773) 685-5606 (800) EYE-LASER  



  With 16.3 million patients having had LASIK worldwide, and more than a decade of clinical study and technological innovation behind it, LASIK is considered among the most successful elective procedures available. 

“We find that there is solid evidence in the world’s scientific literature to affirm that there is an exceptionally high level of satisfaction in patients who have had LASIK surgery. While no surgery is perfect, certainly the 19 peer-reviewed studies of the 2,199 patients studied show extremely high satisfaction rates,” While patient satisfaction is extremely high, we recognize that there are patients who have unsatisfactory outcomes. As surgeons, we have taken the Hippocratic Oath. The well being of all of our patients is central to what we do and what we are. As such, and as the history of medicine has shown, we are committed to advancing our technology, patient selection, and surgical techniques so that we can continue to enhance the quality of our patient’s lives,” said Dr Lindstrom, president of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.


A recognized pioneer in the field of corrective eye surgery,
Nicholas Caro, M.D.,  Medical  Director,  as  performed  more than 20,000  procedures.

Corrective eye surgery has changed people's lives for decades, beginning with RK. Now thanks to new techniques and scientific advances, patients have more options and today LASIK is the most commonly performed procedure to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

Dr. Nick Caro, medical director, uses the Nidek EC5000 Scanning Laser to reshape the cornea and correct vision. Before each procedure Nick Caro uses the brand new iTrace system to create a customized vision correction for you. Unlike basic wave front analysis used by most other ophthalmologists, iTrace results in a clearer crisper vision.


Prior to LASIK, some anesthetic drops are placed on the eyes to numb them. During the procedure, a special instrument is used to create a flap on the front of the cornea and the laser is used to reshape the interior of the cornea. Following this process, the flap is folded back into position. The whole procedure takes just a few minutes. Most of our patients see anywhere from 75 to 95% better the following day


Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) was FDA approved in 1995 and today has one of the highest safety profiles of any elective procedure. The laser-based vision correction surgery corrects nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and the blurriness of astigmatism.  Each year more than 700,000 patients have LASIK surgery in the US.  With more than 16.3  million patients having had LASIK worldwide to date, LASIK is the world’s most popular and most-studied medical procedures available today, comprising more than a decade of clinical development and innovation.

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