Glaucoma Eye Drops – Rhopressa vs. Vyzulta

By | 2019-06-12T12:56:12-06:00 June 12th, 2019|Categories: Glaucoma, Ophthalmology|

At Hill Vision Services, we are proud to offer two, new, groundbreaking glaucoma medications representing entirely new classes of glaucoma medications. Vyzulta (latanoprostene bunod ophthalmic solution 0.024%) and Rhopressa (netarsudil ophthalmic solution 0.02%) are both promising glaucoma therapies that lower eye pressure by targeting the diseased tissue in glaucoma patients— the trabecular meshwork. To understand [...]

Common Conditions that Impact the Cornea

By | 2019-06-12T12:59:09-06:00 March 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 | 2018-11-26T15:11:42-06:00 November 26th, 2018|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 [...]

Dry Eye and its Hidden Cause

By | 2018-11-26T15:23:39-06:00 October 25th, 2018|Categories: Dry Eye, Ophthalmology|Tags: , , |

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 | 2017-08-24T09:28:05-06:00 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 | 2017-08-01T14:48:06-06:00 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 | 2017-10-16T14:49:30-06:00 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 | 2017-10-16T14:49:30-06:00 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 | 2017-10-16T14:49:30-06:00 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 [...]