Hussain Elhalis, M.D., is a cataract surgeon in Ocala, fellowship trained in laser vision, cataract, cornea, and refractive surgery. He practices general ophthalmology with primary interests in refractive cataract surgery. He uses sutureless techniques and provides the latest in premium lens implant technology. His goal is to allow his patients the opportunity to regain youthful vision and greater independence from glasses and contact lenses. Dr. Elhalis also specializes in laser vision correction with LASIK and PRK, and corneal transplantation using the latest DSAEK and DMAEK techniques.
After graduating with honors in biological sciences from Wayne State University in 2005, Dr. Elhalis attended medical school through the scholars program at Ross University School of Medicine. He was awarded highest honors for graduating in the top five percent of his medical school class. It was during medical school that he developed an interest in ophthalmology.
“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.
He then completed his internal medicine training at Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan. Dr. Elhalis completed his ophthalmology residency and fellowship specialty training at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
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.
Dr. Elhalis 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.