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Dr. Vance Kilmore

Ophthalmology
Mechanicsburg, PA
48 years experience male

Locations

Office

Mechanicsburg, PA

Address

890 Century Dr, Mechanicsburg, PA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

No Value

Highmark Blue Shield

UnitedHealthcare

Office

Mechanicsburg, PA

About

Bio

I have been in active clinical practice in southcentral Pennsylvania for 30 years. My primary clinical activites center around glaucoma evaluations and treatment, cataract evaluations and treatment including premium implants, comprehensive ophthalmic care, ocular surface disease or dry eye syndrome and, of course, emergency eye care. I am associated with a group practice with an ophthalmologist and three optometrists. We have a very nice optical shop with many high fashion frames in addition to regular frames. We are conveniently located in Mechanicsburg, Pa. I grew up in Mechanicsburg and it is so nice to be in my home town to practice all these years. I have a lovely wife, Hollyanne, and seven children.

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

Armenian, English

Doctor Q&A

21 Answers
11 Agrees
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Kilmore
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Puntal plugs: The doctors in our practice have been using puntal plugs more and more because of the often dramatic effect it has on the symtoms caused by dry eyes. There are many treatment plans but this is one of the most dramatic in many appropriate cases. There are some patients that plugs should not be placed, at least as one of the initial therapies.
A member asked:
Dr. Vance Kilmore
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Warm compresses: One of the best initial treatments is to apply hot packs the the affected lid. Take a clean washcloth, roll it up and place it in hot water, then squeeze the excess water out and apply to the lid. Hold mild pressure to the cloth to transfer heat into the eyelid. Do this for 5 to 10 minutes, 3 times a day. Keep the cloth hot by resubmerging in hot water. If it doesn't resolve soon, see your dr.
A member asked:
Dr. Vance Kilmore
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Another : Another form of treatment prior to surgical removal of the stye invloves one of the newer modalities that has worked well for me is the use of topical Azithromycin solution. This is a topical gel type drop that often will help resolve the stye, either totally or partially. The earlier this is used, the better. This antibiotic actually penetrates the lid and gets into the stye. Oral antibiotics like Doxycycline or Minocin (minocycline) sometimes help also. Hot packs frequently are also important and keep them as hot as you can with out burning your lids and use for at least 5 minutes or more. Do this at least 3 times a day and this is especially helpful early in the process of treatment.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kilmore is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kilmore is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Your answer was very helpful, thanks!
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Thanks for your quick reply!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Medicine
Graduated 1973MD

Medical/Graduate school

Drexel University
Graduated 1969MD

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University Medical School
Graduated 1973MD

Residency

Albany Memorial Hospital

Residency

Pinnacle Health Hospitals

Awards

Honos Award, Alpha Omega Alpha
Honors Award, Tau Beta Pi
Honors Award, Babcock Surgical Society

Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology
American College of Surgeons
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
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