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.
A healthy cornea is needed for an overall healthy eye. It is an integral part of the eye that plays a key role in your vision. As light enters your eye, it gets refracted by the cornea’s curved edge, which helps determine how well your eye can focus on objects far away and up close. [...]
In an earlier blog, we reviewed the basic structure of the cornea and process of performing a full-thickness corneal transplant. Partial thickness corneal transplants are a good option in some cases, and DMEK and DSAEK are two proven and successful techniques that help many patients. There are many patients in whom only a certain layer [...]
Dry Eye Causes | St. Louis Eye Doctors Dry eye is one of the most common problems we see in the office and can be the cause for a variety of symptoms including discomfort, irritation, itching, redness, foreign body sensation, reflex tearing (yes, dryness of the surface of the eye can actually cause you to [...]
Crosslinking | St. Louis Eye Doctor Recently, an article written by our own Dr. Geoffrey Hill was featured in the cover focus story of Millennial Eye, an online publication for young ophthalmologists. Dr. Hill is an expert in corneal crosslinking, and it is an honor to be recognized by this prestigious international publication. In his [...]