What is Geographic Atrophy?
Approximately 20% of patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) will develop a condition called geographic atrophy (GA). It is considered a late stage of AMD and involves chronic, progressive degeneration of regionsread more
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 developingread more
Dr. Abbey to Speak at Upcoming Retina World Congress Medical Education Event
On October 24, 2021, Texas Retina Associates’ Ashkan M. Abbey, MD, will serve on a distinguished panel of presenters from across the country for a Retina World Congress continuing medical education (CME)read more
11 Tips to Protect Men’s Eye Health
June is Men’s Health Month which was established to help bring awareness to health issues that men face. A number of retinal diseases can affect men, including diabetic retinopathy and age-related macularread more
Dr. Abbey and Dr. Williams Co-authored Article Published in Ophthalmology on the Influence of Face Mask Use on Endophthalmitis Risk After Eye Injections
Texas Retina Associates’ Ashkan Abbey, MD, and Patrick D. Williams, MD, co-authored a recently published article titled “The Influence of Universal Face Mask Use on Endophthalmitis Risk After Intravitreal Anti-VEGF Injections Duringread more
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 measureread more
February is AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
By Ivan G. Castillo, MD February is national age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision awareness month. Low vision is a visual impairment that cannot be corrected by standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medicationread more