Blogs and information about corneal procedures offered by Hill Vision Services in St. Louis.

Fuchs’ Dystrophy Is a Common Corneal Disease

By |2021-11-18T15:36:17-06:00July 29th, 2020|Categories: Cornea Services|

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.  [...]

Keratoconus and Your Eyesight

By |2021-05-19T11:28:04-06:00April 9th, 2020|Categories: Cornea Services, Corneal Crosslinking, Keratoconus|

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 [...]

What to Do (And What Not to Do) for Corneal Abrasion

By |2021-11-18T15:40:52-06:00September 27th, 2019|Categories: Cornea Services|

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.

What are the Most Common Corneal Diseases and Conditions?

By |2019-09-03T09:40:12-06:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Cornea Services, Dry Eye, News|

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. [...]

DMEK? DSAEK? Corneal Transplant or Alphabet Soup?

By |2021-03-03T15:55:28-06:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Cornea Services|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

Corneal Crosslinking St. Louis | Dr. Hill Featured in Millennial Eye Magazine

By |2021-03-03T15:52:02-06:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: Cornea Services, News|

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 [...]

An Introduction to Corneal Transplant Surgery

By |2019-09-03T12:43:01-06:00May 22nd, 2015|Categories: Cornea Services|Tags: , , |

Cornea Transplant Surgery | St. Louis | Hill Vision Services Hello, my name is Geoffrey Hill, MD. I am an ophthalmologist and cornea specialist, and I am excited to be the newest doctor joining the Hill Vision Services Team this summer. In this, my first blog post, I would like to begin by talking about the cornea, corneal [...]

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