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Welcome Nikisha Kothari, MD!

Posted On August 19, 2019 / By / Posted in Blog

Welcome Nikisha Kothari, MD!

Texas Retina Associates welcomes ophthalmologist and retina specialist Nikisha Kothari, MD, to our practice starting August 19, 2019. Specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of macular degeneration, retinal tears and detachment, diabetic

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

What is Cryopexy?

Cryopexy is an outpatient surgical procedure that uses extreme cold therapy or freezing to treat retinal tears and other retinal conditions. It works by creating scar tissue that seals the tear to

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Posted On July 9, 2019 / By / Posted in Blog

What is Pneumatic Retinopexy?

One of the treatments used to treat a retinal detachment, pneumatic retinopexy is an office-based procedure involving injection of a gas bubble into the eye to gently push the retina back into

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

Ocular Melanoma and the Importance of Annual Dilated Eye Exams: Felicia Corbray’s Story

It was November 2017 when Felicia Corbray experienced the first fast, faint flash of light in her eye. A mother of three young children, including six-month old twins, she chalked it up

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Posted On April 30, 2019 / By / Posted in Blog

Getting to Know Andrew McClellan, MD

Andrew J. McClellan, MD, joined Texas Retina Associates in 2017, after completing his retina fellowship and ophthalmology residency training at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida, the top-rated eye hospital in

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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 March 13, 2019 / By / Posted in Blog

Know the Early Warning Signs of a Retinal Detachment

The retina is the layer of nerve cells lining the back wall inside the eye. It senses light and sends signals to the brain so you can see. The vitreous is the

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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 26, 2019 / By / Posted in Blog

Why Your Appointment May Take Longer Than Anticipated

We often have patients and family members ask why they have to wait or why their appointment is taking so long, especially if they see other patients called back before them. We

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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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