Holly B. Hindman, M.D., M.P.H.

Holly B. Hindman, M.D., M.P.H.

Contact Information

210 Crittenden Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14642

100 Meridian Centre, Suite 125
Rochester, NY 14618

Appointment: (585) 273-3937

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Patient Care Bio

Dr. Hindman is a clinician scientist who specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of corneal diseases, cataract, dry eye, and refractive error. Her research is focused on understanding the biological basis of the disease processes and the associated impact on ocular optics.



Dr. Hindman is a Rochester, NY native who returned to the area after completing her education at Stanford University and Harvard Medical School and her residency training in Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University. She completed her fellowship in Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive surgery at the Flaum Eye Institute.

Dr. Hindman's expertise is in the management of corneal diseases, cataract, dry eye, and refractive error. Clinical and surgical services provided by Dr. Hindman include:

Corneal transplantation surgery:
Dr. Hindman utilizes a targeted approach to corneal transplantation, focally replacing the damaged or diseased portions of the cornea, when possible. In some cases, full thickness corneal transplantation is required.
-DSAEK (Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty) and DMEK (Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty) for the treatment of endothelial failure secondary to Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy or post- cataract surgery corneal edema.
-DALK (Deep Anterior Lamella Keratoplasty) for the treatment of keratoconus, corneal scars, or corneal dystrophies.
-PK (Penetrating Keratoplasty) for the treatment of conditions requiring the entire cornea to be replaced.

Keratoprosthesis:
In some cases where vision through donor corneal transplantation would not be viable, Dr. Hindman offers keratoprosthesis.

Cataract:
Dr. Hindman specializes in the treatment of cataract. Her practice incorporates the latest technologies, including femtosecond-laser assisted cataract surgery and the use of premium intraocular lenses. Many of Dr. Hindman's patients also will have cataract and corneal transplantation surgeries performed simultaneously if indicated. Dr. Hindman will work with you to help you understand which option is best for you.
-Femtosecond-laser assisted cataract surgery
-Crystalens
-Toric IOL
-Implantable Miniature telescope (for patients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration)

Ocular surface surgery:
Ocular surface surgery may be indicated for pterygium, ocular surface neoplasia, band keratopathy.

Dry Eye:
Dr. Hindman is the founder of the Dry Eye Clinic at the Flaum Eye Institute. This specialty services provides comprehensive dry eye assessment and management, utilizes a team approach, and is in frequent communication with other specialists (Rheumatology, Immunology, Neurology, Oral Medicine) through our Sjogren's Network.

Laser Surgeries:
Dr. Hindman provides medically indicated and elective surgeries including:
-Laser Refractive Correction (LASIK, PRK)
-Phototherapeutic Keratectomy
-YAG Capsulotomy

Awards & Honors (Local)

Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI's) Community Partner Award 2015
Emeritus Award for Excellence in Research 2015
Donald W. Reynold's Faculty Scholar 2014
Recipient, ARVO/ Alcon Early Clinician-Scientist Award 2012
Top Ophthalmologist, spotlighted in | International Association of Healthcare Professionals 2011
Recipient, NIH Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Research 2010 - 2012
Faculty Teaching Commendation for Excellence in Third Year Teaching | University of Rochester | Rochester, New York 2009
Ski Patroller Candidate of the Year | Hunt Hollow Ski Club | Naples, New York 2009
Finalist, Annual AUPO/Research to Prevent Blindness Resident & Fellow Research Forum | Sarasota, Florida 2008
Recipient, NIH Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Research 2008 - 2014
Mitchell Prize for Resident Research | The Wilmer Eye Institute | Baltimore, Maryland 2007
Best Poster Award | American Board of Ophthalmology 2007 Annual Meeting | New Orleans, Louisiana 2007
Fellow, Society of Heed Fellows | The Heed Ophthalmic Foundation | Cleveland, Ohio 2007 - 2008
Walter J. Stark Research Grant Award | The Wilmer Eye Institute | Baltimore, Maryland 2006
Outstanding Resident Award | Greater Baltimore Medical Center | Baltimore, Maryland 2006 - 2007
Peter J. McDonnell Research Grant Award | The Wilmer Eye Institute | Baltimore, Maryland 2005
Paul Dudley White/Andrew Sellard Traveling Fellowship | Eye Care Communication Program, Belize 2002
Morton F. Goldberg Research Grant Award | The Wilmer Eye Institute | Baltimore, Maryland 2001 - 2004
Ohiyesa Fellowship and Scholarship | Dartmouth Medical School | Conducted in Guatemala 2000
Harvard Medical School Pasteur Research Grant Award | Harvard Medical School | Boston, Massachusetts 2000
James W. Lyons Award | Stanford University | Stanford, California 1998
Dinkelspiel Award | Stanford University | Stanford, California 1998
Graduated with Honors | Stanford University | Stanford, California 1998
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Major Grant Award | Stanford University | Stanford, California 1997
NCAA National Champions-Swimming and Diving | Stanford University | Stanford, California 1996
NCAA National Champions - Swimming and Diving | Stanford University | Stanford, California 1995

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Ophthalmology (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Center for Visual Science A&S (RC)

Specialties

Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology

Education

MPH | Public Health | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry2015
MD | Medicine | Harvard Medical School2003
BA | Human Biology | Stanford University1998

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry07/01/2007 - 06/30/2008
Residency in Ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Office of Registrar07/01/2004 - 06/30/2007
Internship at University of Maryland Medical Center07/01/2003 - 06/30/2004