ABOUT DR. ELHALIS
Welcome to ElhalisMD.com, your trusted resource for comprehensive information on eye health, cataract surgery, and LASIK. This platform is curated by the renowned ophthalmologist, Dr. Hussain Elhalis. With a wealth of experience under his belt, Dr. Elhalis has performed thousands of successful cataract and LASIK surgeries, establishing himself as a leading voice in the field of ophthalmology.
The launch of ElhalisMD.com was inspired by Dr. Elhalis’s desire to extend his expertise beyond the confines of his practice. He wanted to reach out to a global audience in need of credible, comprehensible eye health information.
The website was born out of the idea that knowledge is empowering, and everyone should have access to reliable information about their eye health. From explaining complex eye conditions in simple terms to detailing the latest surgical procedures, ElhalisMD.com serves as a beacon of trusted knowledge in the vast sea of medical information.
Why Choose ElhalisMD.com?
In the vast sea of medical information, finding reliable and digestible content about your eye health can be challenging. ElhalisMD.com leverages Dr. Elhalis’s expertise to provide clear, comprehensive, and trustworthy information on a wide spectrum of eye conditions, treatments, and advancements in ophthalmology.
Our vision is simple yet powerful. We aim to empower you, the patient, with knowledge. We strive to bring clarity not only to your vision but also to the often complex world of eye health. By fostering a better understanding of your eyes, we help you make informed decisions about your eye care and treatment options.
Our Mission at ElhalisMD.com
With Dr. Hussain Elhalis at the helm, ElhalisMD.com pledges to guide your journey toward optimal eye health. Join us in this journey and experience the difference of personalized, expert care. Dr. Elhalis and his team are committed to providing you with the highest level of service and care, ensuring that your journey towards better vision is smooth and comfortable.
We invite you to explore our website, learn more about our services, and reach out to us with any questions or to schedule a consultation. We look forward to being a part of your journey towards better vision and improved eye health.
Meet Dr. Hussain Elhalis: Board-Certified Ophthalmologist and Cataract Specialist
Let’s talk about Dr. Elhalis. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist and cataract and lasik specialist who has firmly established himself as an expert in his field. With a rigorous academic background, including an Ophthalmology Residency and Fellowship in Cataract, LASIK, and Cornea Surgery from the University of Florida, Dr. Elhalis brings to the table a wealth of experience. He has performed thousands of cataract and LASIK surgeries over his career. His work stands as a testament to his expertise, precision, and unwavering commitment to patient care.
Experience and Passion for Restoring Vision
Dr. Elhalis is not just a skilled surgeon but also a visionary. He has performed thousands of cataract and LASIK surgeries, consistently delivering excellent results in vision restoration for his patients. His surgical expertise, combined with the use of the latest equipment, ensures that his patients receive the best possible care. For Dr. Elhalis, nothing compares to the moment a patient sees the world clearly, perhaps for the first time in years. It is this profound impact that motivates his continual pursuit of excellence in eye care.
Educational Background And Experience
Dr. Elhalis’s journey in the medical field is marked by dedication and excellence. After graduating with honors in biological sciences from Wayne State University in 2005, he attended medical school through the scholars program at Ross University School of Medicine, where he graduated in the top five percent of his class. He then completed his internal medicine training at Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan, followed by his ophthalmology residency and fellowship specialty training at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.
“The field of ophthalmology has already achieved monumental advancements in cataract and laser surgery, resulting in outcomes that could not have been imagined three or four decades ago. The ability to provide these types of outcomes to patients was likely the greatest influencing factor that led me to choose ophthalmology as a career, ” says Dr. Elhalis.
During his ophthalmology training, Dr. Elhalis cared for service members at the naval air station in Jacksonville, FL, treating ocular injuries and performing laser vision correction for pilots and navy officers. He is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Florida Society of Ophthalmology, Cornea Society, American Society of Cornea & Refractive Surgery, and the International Society of Refractive Surgery.
“It is an honor to help my patients achieve their best possible vision and improve their quality of life,” says Dr. Elhalis.
His academic prowess was recognized early on, leading to his invitation as the White Coat Ceremony Speaker for the incoming medical school class.
Dr. Elhalis In the News
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Reduce Digital Eye Strain
Ophthalmologist with Ocala Eye, Hussain Elhalis said all that screen time can cause something called ‘digital eye strain.’
“The misconception that it’s specifically blue light that’s causing that, we actually get more blue light just from the sky than we do from our digital screens so a lot of it is just the fact that we’re not taking a break,” Elhalis said.
It’s recommended that for every 20 minutes spent looking at a screen, a person should look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
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Health Pros: Ocala Eye
“Dr. Elhalis’ credentials, experience, expertise, thoroughness, and bedside manner have earned him a stellar reputation from patients and colleagues alike. More importantly, he stays abreast of the latest diagnostic and treatment options in the eye care industry to improve quality of care and deliver excellent outcomes.”
Pandemic side effect: Eye strain
The trouble isn’t necessarily the added screen time, says Dr. Hussain Elhalis, a specialist in laser vision cataract, cornea and refractive surgery at Ocala Eye.
“It’s that we’re so focused,” he explains “When people are on a computer, we just stare. The amount of screen time isn’t the concern. It’s not taking a break that’s causing the strain.”
The easiest way to counteract eye strain, he says, is the 20/20/20 method: “Every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break. Just look up and at something different other than your screen.”
I had cataract surgery done to improve my vision. I am amazed at the improvement. There was no pain or discomfort. The staff at both the clinic and surgery facility were professional, informative, and friendly. Dr. Elhalis also did cataract surgery for my wife a few years ago. She received the same excellent results. Five stars is not a high enough rating.
Dr. Elhalis‘s patients appreciate his gentle bedside manner, clear explanations, and the time he takes to answer each question in a way that’s easy to understand.
Dr. Elhalis did cataract surgery on my wife last month and she couldn’t be happier with the results. I had my first eye done this week and I’m excited beyond belief. I can already see how what I’ve been missing as far as vivid colors and sharpness. I can’t wait for my next eye to be complete!!! Dr. Elhalis is very professional and has bedside manners, I would highly recommend him!
Since first being seen by Dr. Elhalis in 2015 he has never given anything but the best in treatment. His thorough exams and excellent communication and attention to detail in treatment (including surgery) makes my eyes smile.
Dr. Elhalis is a fantastic surgeon and makes you comfortable in explaining the diagnosis. I have referred a few friends to your business. Thank you.
TOP-OF-THE-LINE DOCTOR!!! 10 OUT OF 10!!!
Great Doc and Staff. Dr. Hussain Elhalis got right to the point of my problem and I liked that! He explained things where we understood them. Thank y’all so much!
I was fortunate to have had Dr. Elhalis do the lens replacements on my eyes! The results were fantastic and I would recommend him and have recommended him to other people! He is very bright, very talented and kept me advised of what was going to be done and why!
Dr. Elhalis did my cataract surgery & I still have 20/20 vision after 3 years. Before my surgery my vision was 20/400 or worse. I had worn glasses since 8 years old. Dr. Elhalis is always efficient, thorough, professional and engaging, listening to what I have to say.
Best eye doctor I have ever had.
Dr. Elhalis and the entire staff at Ocala Eye (are) fantastic. My tests, treatment and surgery have been beyond reproach. I would highly recommend this physician and the staff to anyone who values the best of care.
The song “I can see clearly now, the rain is gone”, thanks to him, I can! Greatest gift I every received. Thank you for your service
I’ve been a patient of Dr. Elhalis for approximately, eight years. He has done two eye surgeries for me and I trust him impeccably. I will be underdoing cataract surgery soon, and because he will be doing my procedure I have full confidence in his care so I can rest easy while I await my surgery date. I feel fortunate to have him as my ophthalmologist surgeon. I will continue to recommend Dr. Elhalis to friends and family!
Dr. Elhalis is the best. He did both my implants and they came out great.
I’m very grateful for all Dr. Elhalis has done to improve my vision. Thanks so very much. Very kind. Easy to talk to listens to all questions. Thorough and highly skilled. I would recommend him to all.
He is very pleasant, easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. Utmost confidence in Dr. Elhalis and his expertise and care in taking care of my medical needs.
Dr. Elhalis explains everything really well. He is an excellent surgeon plus answers your questions with knowledge and compassion!
Dr. Elhalis did my eye surgery years ago, it was the best thing I could have done. Great doctor
Dr. Elhalis is a great eye doctor who successfully completed my cataract surgeries. He is personable, competent and attentive. I highly recommend him
Had cataract surgery…It went real smoothly in and out.
He is a miracle worker and gave me the blessing of sight. Before my cornea transplants my vision was 20/200, now I am 20/25.
Dr. Elhalis has been my doc for several years including annual checkups and one cataract surgery. I could not be more pleased.
With Dr. Hussain Elhalis at the helm, ElhalisMD.com pledges to guide your journey toward optimal eye health. Join us in this journey and experience the difference of personalized, expert care. We look forward to being a part of your journey towards better vision and improved eye health.