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Dry Eye and its Hidden Cause: Solving the “mystery” of meibomian gland dysfunction

By | 2017-10-16T14:49:29+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Categories: Dry Eye, Ophthalmology|

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 produce tears that spill out of the eye), and [...]

End of Year LASIK Discount – 15% Off

By | 2017-08-24T09:28:05+00:00 November 11th, 2016|Categories: News, Ophthalmology|

From now through the end of the year, Hill Vision Services will be offering a 15% discount off of our regular price for LASIK and PRK surgery. LASIK is a great way to finally see the world clearly - without the need for glasses or contact lenses. If you are tired of your old glasses [...]

Doctor, Now That I’ve Had Successful Cataract Surgery, I Will Never Need Anything Else, Correct?

By | 2017-08-01T14:48:06+00:00 September 6th, 2016|Categories: Ophthalmology|

While I am every bit as excited as the patient after successful cataract surgery, and inherently optimistic as well, it is necessary to caution patients that the above-mentioned phrase does not always apply. Barring even the unforeseen, most patients, at some point in the future, will require a procedure called a Capsulotomy for the condition [...]

Presbyopia Problems Part 3 – Surgical Options and Solutions

By | 2017-10-16T14:49:30+00:00 December 3rd, 2015|Categories: Ophthalmology|

In two of my previous posts, we defined presbyopia - that universal and annoying (to say the least) phenomenon of increasing difficulty with reading and near vision as we age. As I previously explained, presbyopia occurs because the natural human lens gradually thickens and becomes less flexible as we age, making it harder to change focus [...]

November is National Diabetes Month

By | 2017-10-16T14:49:30+00:00 November 6th, 2015|Categories: Ophthalmology|

This month we turn our attention to a systemic disease that affects almost 10% of the U.S. Population - nearly 30 million Americans. Diabetes has also reached epidemic proportions internationally and is a huge health problem in many countries around the world. Observing National Diabetes Month every November is an attempt to raise awareness about [...]

Presbyopia Problems Part 2 – Reading Glasses and Other Lenses

By | 2017-10-16T14:49:30+00:00 October 9th, 2015|Categories: Ophthalmology|Tags: , , , |

A recap of what we have learned so far: As we discussed in the last blog post, presbyopia is a universally-occurring, age-related problem that occurs due to changes in the thickness and flexibility of the natural lens inside the eye.The result is a progressive difficulty with near vision - especially seeing details such as small [...]

DMEK? DSAEK? Corneal Transplant or Alphabet Soup?

By | 2017-10-16T14:49:30+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Categories: Ophthalmology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In my first blog entry we reviewed the basic structure of the cornea and process of performing a full-thickness corneal transplant. There are many patients, however, in whom only a certain layer or layers of the cornea are damaged and need to be replaced. In fact, in Fuchs corneal dystrophy - the most common reason for corneal transplantation [...]

An Introduction to Corneal Transplant Surgery

By | 2017-10-16T14:49:31+00:00 May 22nd, 2015|Categories: Ophthalmology|Tags: , , |

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 surgery, and giving some general information about corneal transplantation. Before [...]

Absolutely, Let’s Do It With the Laser!

By | 2017-10-16T14:49:31+00:00 January 1st, 2014|Categories: Ophthalmology|

Early in 2013, I wrote a blog piece about the addition of femtosecond laser technology as an adjunct to our traditional technique of phacoemulsification cataract surgery.  Now, I would like to revisit this concept and share my experience of the past several months with you.  I am currently certified to use both the Alcon LenSx [...]