Dr. Hussain Elhalis

Ophthalmology
Ocala, FL
13 years experience male

Locations

Ocala Eye @ The Villages

The Villages, FL

Address

., The Villages, FL, US
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Medicare

Ocala Eye

Ocala, FL

About

Bio

I am currently an ophthalmologist and specialist in cornea and refractive surgery. My areas of interest include general eye exams, cataract surgery, corneal transplants, and laser eye surgery including LASIK and PRK.

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

LASIK Surgery

Licenses

United States: Florida

Languages spoken

Arabic

Doctor Q&A

299 Answers
326 Agrees
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Many things: Unfortunately there is limited space here for discussion and an eye exam is important. Could be as simple as a corneal abrasian but it could also be i... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Yes: Broken lashes take a couple of weeks to grow back while ones removed fully from the base will take a couple of months.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Yes, related: Long term allergies and inflammation affects your tear and oil glands that help with tear quality. The eye allergies need to be treated appropriating ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Need exam: It sounds like you are describing 'proptosis' in the left eye, which is making it seem like the left eye is larger because the eyelids are more widely... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
HIV transmission: is very unlikely with saliva. If the eye surgery was a concern to you, your skin covering over the LASIK flaps has already healed. So, I dont see an i... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Diagnosis?: If the steroids are working then one option is to add an eye pressure lowering drop while using the steroids. There are steroids that don't elevate IO... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Flashing lights like: a thunder bolt across the side of your vision is due to retinal stimulation or tugging. This is generally due to the vitreous gelly shifting around in... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Combination: 'Early' stage Fuchs shouldnt affect your vision. It can cause glare and hazy vision in later stages. The ERM will cause distortion in vision eg straig... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Pool: The chlorine does cause a low grade chemical conjunctivitis which resolves on its own after about a day. If you plan to open your eyes under water, we... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Probably dry eye: This is most common when first waking up and the blurry vision is temporary. Artificial tears over the counter will help. Make sure it does NOT contai... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
UV protection: UV protection is generally recommended for macular degeneration. PC or mobile use has not been associated with any retinal damage to date. An eye doct... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Depends: If you have a very dense cataract, the laser can help soften up the cataract for the surgeon. If you have astigmatism, the laser can also help get rid... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Yes: There are many blood vessels over the sclera (white part) that break and bleed during the surgery. This is normal and is like a bruise under the skin.... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Monitor: For any decrease vision, pain, light sensitivity, discharge. Sounds like you are doing ok without any symptoms, so its unlikely you damaged the cornea... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Depends on vision: If your vision is 20/20 or 20/25 it is not likely either doc will recommend surgery, Fuchs or no Fuchs. So, no need to arrive at a diagnosis now. If w... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Varies: Each person is negatively affected by high blood sugar with differing severity and timeline. But generally speaking, individuals with poor blood sugar... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Your symptoms: generally will dictate when you are ready for a corneal transplant. Symptoms of decreased vision, glare, light sensitivity etc. If the corneal swellin... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Very low B12 levels: can affect the optic nerve and cause a neuropathy leading to vision problems. The diagnosis would be relevant, so mention it to your eye doctor. Low l... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Most commonly from: contact lenses and not following recommended safe use guidelines. The clear skin of the cornea breaks down and bacteria, fungus, or amoeba can get in ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
A break from contact: lenses is a must to get an accurate evaluation. The lenses change the shape of your cornea temporarily and a LASIK eval requires your cornea in its re... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Depends on the cause: Not enough details here to go on as many things can cause eye pain and headaches. Best way to find out is to go in for an eye exam to make the source ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
If your vision: can be corrected with glasses, then LASIK can help you be less dependant on glasses. Your doctor will evaluate you to see if you qualify for LASIK. Be... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Not as strong as: normal corneas. I have seen flaps dislodge a decade later but this is very rare. Generally its caused by something directly poking the eye like a fing... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Timolol eye drops: are used to lower eye pressure in patients with glaucoma. Side effects are mostly due to the timolol getting in your system through your tear drainage... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Some options: You could try contact lenses as a non-surgical option. Otherwise, you can be evaluated to have refractive lens exchange, which is a surgical option. A... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Nearsightness: means the focusing parts of your eyes are naturally too strong. This make the distance vision blurry and the near vision clear. Glasses can help readj... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
It depends: Your doctor will tell you if you qualify for LASIK. LASIK has quicker recovery time, but you will have a flap that can get dislocated even years out. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Glasses for : nearsightedness can make your eyes appear smaller or "minified" to others.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Restasis: is a prescription eye drop that contains an anti-inflammatory medication to help relieve dry eyes that is caused by inflammation. Artificial tears are... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Depends on reason: Vitrectomies are performed for various diagnoses. Some will require positioning restrictions. Call your doctors office and check to see what they reco... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Don't use Visine: It doesn't do anything to solve the underlying problem. Start with pure lubricating drops at least 4x/day, ie artificial tears. Avoid anything with "r... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Several hours: It really depends on the drops used at your doctors office. The standard drops used can keep pupils dilated between 4-6 hours. However, in some patien... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Probably dry eyes: As a reflex, your eyes will water to try and compensate for the dryness. Try artificial tears to help your eyes stay lubricated as a start. See an eye... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Follow up is key: Diabetics are at higher risk of retinal swelling after cataract surgery. There are treatments, including eye drops initially to help treat this. Follo... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Continue follow up: If you had a dilated exam which didn't reveal any new tears or suspcious holes in the retina, then continue regular follow up. If you experience any ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Safest bet: would be to have an eye exam to make sure the eye is otherwise healthy. Flashing lights means there is active traction on the retina. This can lead to... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Artificial tears: A good start with dry eye symptoms is to use artificial tears to help lubricate your eyes. Avoid "clear eye" drops that have redness and itching relie... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
The same: This has been studied and there is essentially no difference between the two drops for PRK recovery and outcomes. Good luck.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Corneal transplants: have multiple purposes and generally they are performed when the benefits outweigh the risks. Most patients do very well, but the surgery does have an... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Get an eye exam: It's probably time to have a complete eye exam to figure out the underlying cause for the constant eye redness. There are many causes. Good luck.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Commonly floaters: are from the loss of clarity of the gel-like substance inside your eye (vitreous). This is a natural process in most patients and does not require tre... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Not legally no: Expiration dates are on there for many reasons and most reasons are not necessarily for patient safety. Have patients used expired drops... Yes. Do mo... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Dry eye treament: Start with artificial tears as maintenance before your eyes feel dry. Use before using computer & during use. Buy pure lubricating drops without r... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
It varies: but generally between $1500-$2000 per eye. Some will advertise very low prices but the base price is for very low prescriptions and no astigmatism. La... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Pathologic Myopia: This high degree of myopia is generally because of two reasons. A staphyloma in the retina which is an outpouching in the back, making the eye effecti... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Urgent care: to get a check up. The symptoms can be delayed and if you are concerned, make sure he is not the one driving himself there. Good luck.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Rarely, the laser: can cause inflammation in the eye and cause light sensitivity and eye pain. It is best to check back with your eye doctor that performed the laser and... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Many eye diseases: Without an eye exam and more specific, it is hard to tell what could be causing your grandma's eye complaints. Take her in to get evaluated. The eye d... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Epiretinal Membrane: do cause distortion in vision to varying severities. But if you are able to read the 20/20 line, even though its not perfect, then leave it alone. The... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 13 years experience
Eye infection: Some eye infections could be difficult to treat. Have you already been evaluated for the infection and placed on treatment? If not, now would be a goo... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Elhalis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Elhalis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Elhalis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks dr Hussein,If I try to laugh much, I get water discharge as wel
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you. Now that I think about it, it all makes sense. Thanks again
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Thank you, this checklist was so helpful need something for the libido pls. Viagra makes me uncomfortable

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ross University School of Medicine, Iselin, NJ
Graduated 2010MD

Residency

University of Florida
Completed 2014

Awards

Young Ophthalmologist Award
Thought Leader, Second Place, Gainesville Region - Spring
2015
Top Doctor, First Place, Gainesville Region - Spring
2015

Affiliations

University of Florida College of Medicine
American Academy of Opthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
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