Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Ophthalmologist Dr. Brian Proctor talks about aging eyes with WJOL radio

Dr. Brian Proctor, an ophthalmologist, recommends that everyone get an eye checkup every five years until the age of 60. At that age, more serious ailments start to occur so the patient should see the doctor more frequently.

Some days Dr. Proctor will do 10 cataract surgeries in the morning and then teach residents in the afternoon; other days he is seeing patients all day and doesn't perform any surgery.

He recommends that people take the time to see an ophthalmologist rather than undergoing a quick exam at retail health-care businesses because the ophthalmologist will take the time to dilate the eyes. Dilating the eyes allows the doctor to see disease in the early stages.

Great strides have been made in removing cataracts and replacing them with vision-correcting lenses, even for people with stigmatisms. There are also lens implants that act as bifocal or trifocal glasses.

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About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 92 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities - that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.