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Getting to Know Ashkan M. Abbey, MD

Posted On April 15, 2019 / By / Posted in Blog

Getting to Know Ashkan M. Abbey, MD

Board-certified retina specialist Ashkan M. Abbey, MD, joined Texas Retina Associates in 2015, and cares for patients in our Dallas Main and Rockwall offices. Originally from Tallahassee, Florida, Dr. Abbey speaks English, Farsi and

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Posted On March 20, 2019 / By / Posted in Blog

What to Expect from a Fluorescein Angiography Test

Retina specialists use fluorescein angiography (FA) to help diagnose and monitor a number of retinal diseases and conditions, including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, central serous retinopathy, macular edema, macular pucker, ocular

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Posted On March 6, 2019 / By / Posted in Blog

What is an Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Test?

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive diagnostic imaging test similar to a computed tomography (CT) scan that allows your retina specialist to clearly see the retina and carefully map and measure

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Posted On February 12, 2019 / By / Posted in Blog

Low Vision Awareness Month: What You Should Know About Age-Related Macular Degeneration

By Ivan G. Castillo, MD February is Low Vision Awareness Month.  Low vision is a visual impairment that cannot be corrected by standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication, or surgery. Age-related macular degeneration

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Posted On February 5, 2019 / By / Posted in Blog

How Your Heart’s Health Can Affect Your Eyes

February is American Heart Month. Did you know that the same issues that can damage blood vessels in your heart can also harm the tiny blood vessels that supply blood to your

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Posted On January 15, 2019 / By / Posted in Blog

When Should You See a Retina Specialist

Your ophthalmologist or optometrist can monitor your vision, prescribe glasses and contact lenses, and diagnose, treat and prevent a number of eye diseases. However, for some eye conditions, your eye doctor may

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Posted On December 12, 2018 / By / Posted in Blog

What is an Amsler Grid?

An Amsler grid is a tool that can help detect early signs of retinal disease that affect the macula which is the center of vision in the retina. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

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Posted On November 15, 2018 / By / Posted in Blog

How Smoking Can Affect Your Eye Health

Today is the Great American Smokeout. Smoking remains the single largest cause of preventable disease and premature death in the United States. You probably know that smoking increases your risk of developing

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Posted On October 29, 2018 / By / Posted in Blog

Which Vitamins Help Your Eyes?

You know that eating a diet low in fat and rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains is important for your overall health. Did you know that the same healthy diet is

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Posted On February 3, 2015 / By / Posted in Blog

Texas Retina’s Karl G. Csaky, MD, PhD, to Lead Clinical Center for Innovation for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

exas Retina Associates’ own Karl G. Csaky, MD, PhD, is leading the new, recently announced Clinical Center for Innovation for Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Dallas. This is a joint venture between the

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