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Understanding Glaucoma Apr 9th, 2021

Understanding Glaucoma What is Glaucoma ? Approximately 2.2 Million Americans have glaucoma, and it is one of the leading causes of blindness. Glaucoma is a broad category of eye diseases in which there is damage to the optic nerve, most often due to high eye pressure, that leads to permanent...

Steroid related Glaucoma Feb 22nd, 2021

This past holiday season a grateful patient whom I had operated on some twenty years earlier gave me a memior book by Sandord Greenberg: "Hello Darkness, My Old Friend". His remarkable life story recounts his development of secondary glaucoma related to topical steriod eye drops that resulted in bilateral blindness...

Dr Gorla presented at the Annual Illinois Society of May 24th, 2018

Dr Gorla presented at the Annual Illinois Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons/Chicago Ophthalmological joint Meeting. He presented a lecture entitled: “Lowering IOP with Punctal Plugs and Ocular Implants” which discussed new glaucoma treatments in the pharmaceutical pipeline.

Did you know that Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired offers free classes for May 24th, 2018

Did you know that Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired offers free classes for visually impaired inpiduals and their families? Click HERE to learn more! Fun Fact: Did you know that Dr Steven Brown's grandfather was the co-founder of Hadley? From their website: HADLEY'S HISTORY: A DREAM REALIZED   When he...

Dr Steven Brown, Dr Adam Breunig & Dr Jennifer Rossen presented a poster Apr 10th, 2018

  Dr Steven Brown, Dr Adam Breunig & Dr Jennifer Rossen presented a poster at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting in Washington DC entitled:“Dropless Cataract Sugery: One Surgeon’s Experience”

Dr Gorla presented “MIGS Update” & “MIGS vs. Jan 27th, 2018

Dr Gorla presented “MIGS Update” & “MIGS vs. Traditional Surgery - Are we progressing?” Lecture at January's Loyola Chicago Subspecialty Lecture SeriesTo learn more about MIGS, click HERE

Dr Gorla served as a panelist at the 10th Annual Glaucoma/Cataract Symposium Sep 30th, 2017

Dr Gorla served as a panelist at the 10th Annual Glaucoma/Cataract Symposium which was hosted by Loyola University Chicago Department of Ophthalmology.

Dr Brown presented the Honorary Al Ruedemann Lecture Jul 31st, 2017

Dr Brown presented the Honorary Al Ruedemann Lecture at the 2017 American Eye Study Club Annual Meeting Dr Brown provided a history of the the AESC along with findings of a recent research project he has been working on. It was an honor for him to present at the Annual...

Published Article in Glaucoma Today (May/June 2017) Jun 30th, 2017

Published Article in Glaucoma Today (May/June 2017 CASE PRESENTATION   A 70-year-old woman was referred to our office as a glaucoma suspect in the setting of recurrent herpes simplex virus (HSV) epithelial and stromal keratitis of the right eye. The patient had no history of associated uveitis. Primary angle closure...

Ideas to incorporate the entire family this summer May 24th, 2016

Click on the link for some ideas to involve visually impaired loved ones this summer in your family activities!

Chicago Glaucoma Consultants hosted Rosenbloom Rounds Nov 24th, 2015

In November, Chicago Glaucoma Consultants hosted Rosenbloom Rounds, an optometric continuing education event held in honor of the late Dr. Alfred Rosenbloom, OD for the Illinois State Chapter of the American Academy of Optometry. This event offered an engaging dialogue for practitioners in the treatment and management of glaucoma. Steven...

Dr Lisa Young presented poster at American Academy of Optometry Oct 21st, 2015

In October, Dr. Young presented a poster entitled “Hyphemia and Iridodialysys Secondary to iStent Implantation” at the American Academy of Optometry annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. “Hyphemia and Iridodialysys Secondary to iStent Implantation”Co Authors: Lisa M Young, OD, FAAO & Adam C Breunig, MDAmerican Academy of Optometry, October 2015

Dr Brown was voted Best Doctor for 2015-2016 Aug 6th, 2015

We congratulate Dr Brown on this peer nominated honor!  

Dr Brown was featured in an article published by Rush University Medical Center News. Jun 23rd, 2015

Dr Brown was featured in an article published by Rush University Medical Center News. Copy of the article below and original publication can be found HERE. A Close Look at Glaucoma ‘Love Is Blindness,’ but Bono’s eye disease doesn’t have to be By Kevin McKeough When U2 performs five upcoming Chicago...

Dr Breunig wins Rookie of the Year Award Jun 23rd, 2015

Dr Breunig was awarded the Rookie of the Year Award by the Residents in the Department of Ophthalmology on June 13, 2015. It was in recognition for "Outstanding Teaching as Rookie of the Year." Drs Brown, Gorla and Breunig spend time each month with the residents and enjoy being able...

CGC participates in Health Fair at Vi May 27th, 2015

Dr Breunig and staff were on site for the Vi's May Health fair. Physicians and clinicians from various specialties were on site to educate residents on pertinent health topics and provide screenings. Chicago Glaucoma provided information on eye conditions that affect the elderly: Glaucoma, Cataracts, Diabetic Retinopathy and Macular Degeneration. To...

IAO Networking Event at Glen Location Mar 26th, 2015

Dr Young hosted fellow Optometrists at the March Illinois Association of Optometry Networking Event. Approximately a dozen Optometrists were in attendance to mingle, network & discuss cases. We were happy to support the local optometric community.

Dr Brown co-presented at the 2015 ISEPS-COS Joint Conference Mar 9th, 2015

Steven Brown, MD along with Anne Menke, RN, PhD & Pauline Merrill, MD presented at the 2015 ISEPS-COS Joint Conference on behalf of OMIC (Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company). They lectured on Risk Management in an Ophthalmology Practice: Avoiding Diagnostic Errors.Click HERE for the PDF full presentation.

Dr Breunig lectured at the Vi to residents on Common Eye Conditions Mar 6th, 2015

Yesterday, Dr Breunig lectured to a standing room only group of residents at the Vi Retirement Community in Glenview. Dr Breunig spoke with common eye conditions that are prevalent with the senior population. He also hosted a Q & A afterwards. Dr Breunig looks forward to participating in the Vi Health Fair...

Dr Gorla new Department of Ophthalmology Chair at Presence St Francis Hospital Mar 1st, 2015

Proud to announce Dr Gorla was named Chair of Department of Ophthalmology at Presence St Francis Hospital. Dr Gorla and Breunig are on staff at St Francis and see patients in our Evanston location.

New Medicaid Plans Jan 6th, 2015

Please be advised that effective Jan 1, 2015, many State Medicaid plans are being changed. As a courtesy to our patients, we sent a letter to them alerting them of the change. The following are excerpts of the letter. We wanted to inform you of recent changes to your insurance...

Drs Gorla & Breunig present at the Midwest Eye Professional's CE Symposium Dec 14th, 2014

Dr Gorla and Breunig presented at the MEP's CE Symposium this month. They both lectured on glaucoma topics and attendees received Continued Education Credits for attending. 

Dr Brown co-presented with other member of OMIC Sep 28th, 2014

Dr Brown co-presented with other member of OMIC at the Oculoplastics & Neuro-Ophthalmology Symposium-UIC on “Preventing Malpractice”

This week, Dr Brown presented a tribute commemorating the 100 year anniversary of May 14th, 2014

This week, Dr Brown presented a tribute commemorating the 100 year anniversary of a Glaucoma Symposium held by the Chicago Ophthalmological Society in 1913 at the COS May Meeting.  (Full proceedings of the 194 symposium can be found HERE)  Dr Brown's grandfather, Dr Edward VL Brown, presented at the 1913 meeting...

Secure Patient Portal Mar 31st, 2014

Chicago Glaucoma Consultants is excited to provide a secure online site that allows patients 24-hour access to their health record. Using a secure username and password, patients can view health information such as: Send a Secure Message to our doctors Pay your bill New Patient Registration Access Your Medical Exam...

Presentation at The American Glaucoma Society Annual Meeting Mar 1st, 2014

Congratulations to Dr Adam Breunig, Dr Steven Brown and Rush University Medical Student, Michael Beaucaire for their poster presentation on NEEDLE REVISION OUTCOMES AFTER TRABECULECTOMY COMPARED TO NEEDLE REVISION AFTER EXPRESS at The American Glaucoma Society Annual Meeting in Washington DC.

Dr Brown certifies as an iStent Surgeon Dec 10th, 2013

Dr Steven VL Brown becomes one of the first surgeons in Chicago to complete iStent Certification What is iStent? (information from The iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass stent is a new surgical therapy for glaucoma that is designed to improve aqueous outflow to safely lower IOP and may reduce medication burden;...

Chicago Glaucoma Consultants Participation in Marketplace Plans Dec 9th, 2013

With the new Marketplace insurance plans (under the Affordable Healthcare Act), we would like to provide our patients with the most up-to-date information about our participation. We contract through Rush University Medical Center for most of our private insurance policies and therefore follow their guidelines. Please find below an article...

Dr Breunig is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology Nov 27th, 2013

Excited to announce that Dr Adam Breunig, our newest associate, is now a Board Certified Ophthalmologist! We congratulate him on his efforts wish all of you a wonderful thanksgiving holiday.

New Privacy Policy Sep 30th, 2013

To download a copy of our updated privacy policy, please click HERE.

Dr Adam C Breunig Aug 26th, 2013

Chicago Glaucoma Consultants is pleased to welcome Adam C Breunig, MD to the practice.  Dr. Breunig will have hours at our Glenview, Evanston and Chicago locations Education · Glaucoma Fellowship: Northwestern University · Residency: University of Minnesota · Medical School: University of Wisconsin Society Membership · American Academy of Ophthalmology ·...

Illinois Association of Ophthalmology Mar 11th, 2013

Dr Brown lectured this past weekend at the annual meeting for Illinois Association of Ophthalmology at Rosemont. Dr Brown presented, on behalf of OMIC, reviewing with Physicians best practices of Doctor to Doctor communications and patient care.

Cigna Contract Renewed for 3 years Jan 6th, 2013

Happy to announce that our contract with Cigna has been extended for at least 3 years. There will be NO lapse in coverage and will continue our agreement through Rush. Rush Press Release:  We are pleased to report that Aetna and Rush have reached agreement on a new three-year contract. This means that...

Aetna Contract Information! Dec 5th, 2012

Short Version: There will be no lapse in coverage for any patients with Aetna! Chicago Glaucoma Consultants' Doctors each have back up individual contract if our existing agreement (in conjunction with Rush Health Associates) terms. Long Version: Chicago Glaucoma Consultants has been contracted through Rush Health Associates for over 15...

Welcome! Nov 20th, 2012

We are excited to be blogging! This will be a place for us to post news, upcoming promotions, patient education and much more. Thank you for visiting!