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“The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.” — Saint Jerome

Our Physicians

Little Rock Eye Clinic is driven by a highly trained staff of eye doctors who help our clients maintain general eye health and are experts at treating virtually any eye condition, including glaucoma and cataracts, strabismus, and eyelid disorders. The physicians at Little Rock Eye Clinic and their reputation for quality care result in referrals from other doctors all over the region.

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▸   Dr. Tracy Baltz, M.D.
   Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. Baltz is a native of Pocahontas in Northeast Arkansas. He attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agriculture. Dr. Baltz considered going to veterinary school but found he was drawn to “people” medicine.

He earned his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, where he completed a transitional internship and ophthalmology residency. Dr. Baltz is board certified in ophthalmology by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Baltz practices comprehensive ophthalmology, performing routine exams for glasses and contacts, and complete medical and surgical management of conditions such as cataract, glaucoma, diabetes, eyelid disorders and strabismus.

Tracy and his wife Kathy live in Little Rock and have two children, Nathan and Isaac. They are members of Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church. The couple enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, fishing and many sports.

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▸   Dr. Cliff Clifton, M.D.
   Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. Clifton is a lifelong resident of the state of Arkansas and was raised in Holly Grove. He attended Rhodes College in Memphis, where he earned a degree in chemistry.

His medical training took place at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock. Dr. Clifton earned his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1971. He then completed a one-year rotating internship and a four-year residency in ophthalmology that ended in 1976.

Dr. Clifton is board certified in ophthalmology by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He specializes in general ophthalmology including cataract surgery, strabismus, lid surgery and laser surgery.

Cliff and his wife San-Dee, live in Little Rock and have two sons, Blake and Kyle. Blake graduated from Central High School and Davidson College, and works in investment banking. Kyle graduated from Central High School and Rhodes College, and works as a consultant.

Cliff and San-Dee attend Second Presbyterian Church, where he has served as Sunday School superintendent, deacon and elder. An Eagle Scout and Silver Beaver Recipient, he has spent his life being involved in Boy Scouts having been a scoutmaster and currently serving on the Executive Board as Council Chairman of Advancement. Cliff is a former tennis player and has been bicycling for 15 years, enjoying long rides with friends. After cycling, one of his favorite activities is working in his yard with Japanese Maples and Hydrangeas. Cliff and San-Dee both love dogs and San-Dee is active in training dogs for obedience, hunt tests, agility and tracking. They both enjoy duck hunting, especially with their Golden Retriever, Player.

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▸   Dr. Monica Dellimore, M.D.
   Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. Dellimore was born and raised in Little Rock, Ark. She graduated co-valedictorian from Joe T. Robinson High School and went on to complete a bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Duke University. She attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

During her medical school training, she became a recipient of the National Medical Association Ophthalmology Research Award and published in Archives of Ophthalmology. After earning her Doctorate of Medicine, she completed an internal medicine internship at UAMS.

Following her internship, she began her residency in ophthalmology at UAMS and was the recipient of the Raymond and Mary Morris Annual Ophthalmology Resident Award in 2005. During her residency, which she completed in 2007, she was involved in research that resulted in publication.

Dr. Dellimore specializes in general ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

She is married to Imari John Dellimore. The couple has two sons, Aiden and Eli.

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▸   Dr. Edwin Hankins III, M.D.
   Comprehensive Ophthalmology


Dr. Hankins was born in Hope, Ark., but grew up in Little Rock where he graduated from Central High School. He attended Southwestern at Memphis, now called Rhodes College, where he received a bachelor’s degree in biology.

After completing his master’s degree in anatomy at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock, he earned his medical degree from the same institution. He did a one-year rotating internship at the University of Kansas Medical School in Kansas City; followed by a three-year residency in ophthalmology at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

Dr. Hankins, who is board certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, returned to Little Rock and began private practice with Ophthalmology Associates in 1974. His practice was located in the Doctors Building until 2003, when he joined the Little Rock Eye Clinic as the clinic expanded its practice to include a satellite office on North Rodney Parham Road.

Edwin is married and has three children and two grandchildren. He and his wife, Sharon, are members of Second Presbyterian Church. He likes outdoor activities such as fishing, landscape design and astronomy. He also enjoys playing volleyball, weight training and fitness activities.

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▸   Dr. Dan Hennessey, O.D.
   Optometric Physician/Contact Lenses

Dr. Hennessey attended the University of Central Arkansas. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern California College of Optometry. Upon completion of his residency training at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, he joined the faculty at UAB School of Optometry. He has been in private practice in Little Rock since 1986 and joined Little Rock Eye Clinic in 1991.

As an optometric physician, Dr. Hennessey provides primary eye care. These services include comprehensive eye health and vision examinations and the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases and vision disorders. He specializes in contact lenses and contact lens-related problems.

Dan and his wife, Beth, live in Little Rock and have three sons, Daniel, Jason and Michael. Beth earned a master’s degree in nursing and is the executive director for integrated care management for Sutter Care at Home in Fairfield, Calif. The family attends St. Edward Catholic Church in Little Rock where Dan serves as deacon. He was ordained to the ministry in 1998.

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▸   Dr. Charles Henry, M.D.

Dr. Henry is an ophthalmologist specializing in the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma.

He was born in California and raised in Little Rock, graduating from Hall High School in 1972. He was awarded a bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College (formerly Southwestern at Memphis) and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Arkansas Medical School where he also served his internship.

After three years of ophthalmology residency at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, he was accepted as a Glaucoma Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania (Scheie Eye Institute). He returned to Little Rock to join his father, Dr. J. Forrest Henry and Dr. Cliff Clifton in private practice.

In 1987, Dr. Henry was the first Arkansan elected to membership in the American Glaucoma Society. He has served as president of the Arkansas Ophthalmological Society and as chief of the Ophthalmology Section of Baptist Health. For two years he edited the glaucoma section of Focal Points, a publication of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology in recognition of 10 years of presentation and service.

Dr. Henry has published more than a dozen articles, written book chapters, and serves on the speaker’s bureau for several pharmaceutical companies. He lectures frequently at regional and statewide educational programs. His areas of research include post-operative pressure elevation, effects of corneal thickness on IOP measurement and clinical drug studies. He participated in drug studies that led to the commercial release of new glaucoma products such as Iopidine, Alphagan and Travatan.

Dr. Henry has donated his time as a visiting faculty member for ORBIS International, a nonprofit organization that utilizes an operating room in a DC-10 jet to teach eye surgery in lesser-developed countries. Field missions include Ecuador, Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, Peru, Sudan, Bulgaria and Cuba. He has also volunteered in Santarem, Brazil, and Ometepec, Mexico.

Dr. Henry also works as the Medical Director for D-Inked, Little Rock’s premier tattoo removal clinic.  For more information, go to http://www.d-inked.com/.

Charles is married to Sarah and they have three children: Elizabeth, William and Robert. All three children are active in sports ranging from ice hockey to volleyball. The family attends Trinity Episcopal Church.

He enjoys tennis and woodworking, and has had much success raising bees with his first honey crop from the Cypress Bend Apiary winning the blue ribbon and “Best of Show” at the 1995 Arkansas State Fair. Since then the honey has won awards every year it has been exhibited.

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▸   Dr. Christian Hester, M.D.
   Cornea and Refractive Surgery

After graduating as the valedictorian from Magnolia High School in Magnolia, Ark., Dr. Hester attended Hendrix College in Conway, Ark. There he served as president of the Student Senate and founded Arkansas EDU, an organization that united all 19 four-year colleges and universities in the state with the goal of advocating for higher education issues in the State Legislature. He graduated from Hendrix College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business and was awarded the Mosley Economics and Business Award — the highest academic award given to a Department of Economics graduate and Business. He also received the President’s Medal, which is the highest academic award a graduating Hendrix senior can receive.

Dr. Hester received his Doctor of Medicine degree and completed his internship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where he served as president of his medical school class. While at UAMS, Dr. Hester received numerous awards, including the Ethel Brickey Hicks Scholarship, Dean’s Office Scholarship, and was inducted into the national Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Hester completed an ophthalmology residency at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, where he served as chief resident.

In order to learn advanced subspecialty surgical techniques, Dr. Hester completed a fellowship in cornea, refractive, and anterior segment surgery at the Cullen Eye Institute at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. And he spent a month in Madura, India, to focus on manual small incision cataract surgery. Dr. Hester has served on the Arkansas Medical Society and California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Board of Trustees. He also held several leadership positions in the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Hester is married to Tammy and they have one child, Catherine Cardell Hester.

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▸   Dr. Julianne Koch, O.D.
   Optometric Physician/Contact Lens

Dr. Julianne Koch was born and raised in Fort Smith, Arkansas.  She attended the University of Arkansas.

▸   Dr. Lydia Lane, M.D.

Dr. Lane is board certified in ophthalmology by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma. She completed her subspecialty fellowship training in glaucoma at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., in 2004, and has been practicing ophthalmology in Arkansas since then.

Dr. Lane attended Vanderbilt University where she received a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Washington University in St. Louis. After medical school, she remained at Washington University to complete a residency in ophthalmology and fellowship training in glaucoma.

During her residency she was the 2003 recipient of the Pepose Young Investigator Award and the DUAG (Deutsche Uveitis-Arbeitsgemeinschaft) International Award in Clinical Uveitis in Berlin, Germany, for her research on inflammation in the eye. She received the Golden Apple Award for residency training during her fellowship..

Lydia enjoys spending time with her twin sons, Caleb and Taylor, as well as boating, hiking and making candles.

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▸   Dr. Michael Roberson, M.D.
   Cornea and External Disease

Dr. Roberson grew up in Searcy, Ark. He received his bachelor’s degree from Hendrix College in Conway and a master’s degree from the University of Arkansas. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Arkansas School of Medicine and completed his internship at University Hospital. He completed an Ophthalmology Basic Science Course at New York University Medical School in 1970 during his residency. He served his ophthalmology residency at Baylor College of Medicine, finishing in 1972.

He served in the USAF Medical Corps from 1972 to 1975. In 1975 he completed a fellowship in corneal and external eye disease at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Roberson is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a member of the Arkansas Ophthalmological Society, and a member on the Board of the Arkansas Eye Bank and Laboratory. He and his wife, Sara, have two daughters and one son.

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