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What is Retinal Laser Photocoagulation?

Posted On June 25, 2019 / By / Posted in Blog

What is Retinal Laser Photocoagulation?

Retinal laser photocoagulation is an in-office procedure used to treat a number of retinal conditions, including retinal tears, diabetic retinopathy, macular edema and retinal vein occlusion. It is most frequently used to

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Posted On May 7, 2019 / By / Posted in Blog

May is Healthy Vision Month: Take These 10 Steps to Protect Your Eyes

The National Eye Institute has designated May as Healthy Vision Month. It is the perfect time to learn how to protect your eyes and help prevent vision loss. Here are a few

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Posted On April 23, 2019 / By / Posted in Blog

Getting to Know Michel J. Shami, MD

With more than 30 years of experience, retina specialist Michel J. Shami, MD, has served Texas Retina Associates since 2001, and sees patients in our Lubbock office.  Dr. Shami is an active

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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 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 January 2, 2019 / By / Posted in Blog

Eight New Year’s Resolutions for Your Eyes

As we ring in 2019, many people are busy making their New Year’s Resolutions. Here are a few to improve and protect your vision and eye health: 1. Schedule an annual, comprehensive

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Posted On November 19, 2018 / By / Posted in Blog

What You Should Know About Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy (PDR)

By Ivan G. Castillo, MD Proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) is a complication of diabetes caused by changes in the blood vessels of the eye. If you have diabetes, your body does not

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