Raymond E. Hubbe, M.D.

COMPREHENSIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY

CATARACT AND CORNEAL DISEASE

Dr Hubbe

Dr. Hubbe graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School with an MD degree. He completed his residency in ophthalmology and fellowship in cornea and anterior segment disease, both at Duke University in North Carolina. Dr. Hubbe joined the Eye Physicians of Northampton in 1993. Dr. Hubbe dedicates himself to high quality medical eye care and focuses on the patient’s individual needs and concerns when making decisions together with the patient about their care and options.

In 2006, Dr. Hubbe became one of the first eye surgeons in Massachusetts to perform Descemet’s Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty. DSAEK surgery is a form of corneal transplant where only the inner portion of the cornea is replaced. Because of this the outcome is much more predictable, the recovery is much quicker and the surgery is much safer.

Dr. Hubbe directs the Nevis Eye Care Program which provides comprehensive medical eye care to many of the people on the Island of Nevis. Dr. Hubbe first joined the program in 2006 and he became the medical director of the program in 2008. He travels to Nevis twice yearly to provide free ophthalmic care with other eye doctor volunteers.

Dr. Hubbe and Dr. Shatz were among the first eye surgeons in Western Massachusetts to offer drop-less cataract surgery to their patients. Administering the medications at the time of surgery (in the case of drop-less cataract surgery), allows patients to recover without having to use eye drops in most cases and using much fewer eye drops in other cases.

Specialties

  • Corneal Transplants and Keratoconus Treatment
  • No-Stitch, No-Needle, Patchless and Dropless Cataract Surgery
  • Dry Eye Treatment
  • Sjogren’s Treatment
  • Fuchs’ Dystrophy Treatment
  • Glaucoma Management
  • Retinal and Macular Disease Management
  • Diabetic Eye Care
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Laser Treatment

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 1981
  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, 1988

Post-graduate Education

  • Fellowship in Cornea and Anterior Segment Surgery—Duke University, Durham, NC
  • Residency in Ophthalmology—Duke University University, Durham, NC

Honors

  • Hornaday Award for distinguished performance as a fellow in ophthalmology, Duke University

Board Certification

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Affiliations/Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • New England Ophthalmological Society

Hospital and Surgery Center Affiliations

  • Baystate Medical Center: Springfield, MA
  • Cooley-Dickinson Hospital: Northampton, MA
  • Cataract and Laser Center: West Springfield, MA

“I have had Dr. Bleiman as my ophthalmologist for many years and love every thing about him and his office staff. Both in Amherst and Northampton. I was diagnosed with cataracts in both eyes and he referred me to Dr. Hubbe. Dr. Bleiman is no longer doing cataract surgery. I can not say enough good about Dr. Hubbe AND HIS STAFF. The are all kind, considerate, prompt and caring. I recently had one cataract removed and look forward to getting the other one done soon. The facility they have in West Springfield is a well managed clinic. I can not say enough about how kind, professional and nice the whole experience was from the driver that picked me up and delivered me home, to the nursing staff, anesthesiologist and of course Dr. Hubbe. I give them all great credit for making me feel safe and well taken care of. Both the clinic and the office has given me follow up calls. They have made this whole experience very easy.” – Louise G