Dr. Darrell E. Hester, MD

Dr. Darrell E. Hester, MD

Ophthalmology | Male | 56 years old

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Dr. Hester specializes in Ophthalmology and practices in Wilmington, NC. He practices at 1 location.

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Wilmington, NC |
Dr. Hester is very good, professional, and always willing to explain things. Office is bad - hard to schedule, wait times are often over 2 hours. I was there once after lights were turned off and staff had left. Not very apologetic.
in Wilmington, NC |
You are in the office a minimum of two hours. I've had follow up appointments and waited three hours or more. When you finally see the doctor he's in there about 5 minutes.
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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1987

  • Internship Hospital
    Roanoke Meml Hospital

    Completed in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    North Carolina Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 1991

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

    Graduated in 1982

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Astigmatic Keratotomy
  • Clear Lens Surgery With Multifocal Implants
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Iridotomy
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
  • YAG Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty

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