Dr. Lane Offers Tips on Keeping Eyes Healthy and Beautiful on Today’s THV

Dr. Lydia Lane, a Little Rock Eye Clinic physician, appeared on This Morning on Today’s THV Monday, September 17, offering tips for keeping eyes safe and healthy, as well as beautiful. She recommends throwing eye makeup away after three months, and staying away from store samples completely. Dr. Lane also answered questions about the use of lash lengthening drugs like Latisse.

Dr. Baltz Presents Macular Degeneration Seminar

Age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of vision loss, is a common eye condition that affects adults age 50 and older. Dr. Tracy Baltz, a Little Rock Eye Clinic physician, was the keynote speaker at a Macular Degeneraion Seminar hosted September 15 by the World Services for the Blind as part of the organization’s Community Education Series. Dr. Baltz discussed the symptoms, causes, risk factors and treatment options for age-related macular degeneration.

Dr. Tracy Baltz, M.D.

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. Monica Hall, M.D.

Dr. Hall 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. Hall specializes in comprehensive ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  She has served as president of the Pulaski County Medical Society and is a member of the Arkansas Medical Society and Arkansas Ophthalmological Society.

In her free time, she enjoys vegetable gardening, running, and spending time with her two boys, Aiden and Eli.

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Dr. Michael Roberson, M.D. – Retired February 2018

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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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. Jennifer Doyle, M.D.

After graduating from UAMS in 2010, Dr. Doyle completed a residency in ophthalmology in 2014 and a neuro-ophthalmology fellowship in 2015, both at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

She returned to Arkansas and joined the Little Rock Eye Clinic on November 16, 2015.  As a neuro-ophthalmologist, she sees and treats patients that have visual problems related to the optic nerve and brain.  Some of these disorders include optic nerve inflammation, double vision, eye movement disorders, visual loss of unknown etiology, strokes, visual field defects, and unequal pupils.

Dr. Doyle performs various surgeries and in office procedures to address some of these neurological disorders. These include eye muscle surgery, biopsies to evaluate for giant cell arteritis, optic nerve sheath fenestrations for pseudotumor cerebri, and Botox injection for chronic migraines and facial spasms.

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Dr. Dan Hennessey, O.D.

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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