Unfortunately, the answer is not any single number. Glaucoma is a multi-factorial, complex eye disease with specific characteristics such as optic nerve damage and visual field loss. While high eye pressure (known as intraocular pressure or IOP) is usually present, even patients with normal range IOP can develop glaucoma. The best form of protection [...]
Fuchs' dystrophy is a degenerative eye disease that many adults may experience as they get older. Though many have not heard of it, Fuchs dystrophy is actually a fairly common disease. About 18 million American’s have been diagnosed with Fuchs corneal dystrophy, and there are many more individuals who have it, but are yet undiagnosed. [...]
At Hill Vision Services there is no higher priority than the safety of our patients and staff. WE ARE TAKING THESE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS TO KEEP OUR PATIENTS AND STAFF SAFE: Before entering, please ensure that you are wearing a mask. We ask that you come to your appointment alone and ask your driver to kindly [...]
About 90% of Americans develop cataracts by the time they reach 65. A cataract is clouding of the natural lens of the eye that develops gradually and is mostly age-related. Patients often do not notice significant vision changes in the early stages of cataract development, but as cataracts develop, they can start to influence daily [...]
If you have been recently diagnosed with keratoconus, you are not alone! Keratoconus is actually a common disorder that affects approximately 1 in 2000 individuals, or over 150,000 Americans. Typically, keratoconus is first exhibited in adolescence or early adulthood between the ages of 10 and 25 and may progress through young adult life. In some [...]
If your eye doctor or ophthalmologist has diagnosed you with astigmatism, you may have a lot of questions about what astigmatism is, what causes it, what you can do to control its symptoms, and how you can prevent future complications with your vision. Astigmatism is a common condition that occurs when either the cornea is [...]
Diabetes can significantly affect many body systems, and your eyes are no exception. Spikes and drops in blood sugar, or poorly controlled blood sugar over a span of years can damage your eyes and impair vision—sometimes permanently. Hill Vision Services is dedicated to helping to diagnose and manage diabetes-related vision problems. Severe Blood Sugar Changes [...]
LASIK eye surgery has been performed in the U.S. since the early 1990s, and has provided visual freedom to over 8 million Americans. It is one of the safest surgical procedures available. LASIK also has a satisfaction rating among the highest of any surgical procedure, yet there are plenty of LASIK myths that continue to circulate about this life-altering treatment.
An abrasion occurs when the surface layer of the cornea is scratched away. When dust, dirt, wood, metal, or other debris comes in contact with the surface of the eye, it may cause a scratch, or abrasion of the cornea. Here's what to do—and what not to do.