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Treatment for Corneal Ulcers

Also known as keratitis, a corneal ulcer is an open sore that develops on the surface of the cornea – the transparent lens that covers the iris and pupil. Just like any other type of ulcer, they can cause a range of unpleasant symptoms and in some cases, if they aren’t treated, can even lead to permanent vision loss. Fortunately, if your corneal ulcer is detected early it can be treated and it is possible to make a full recovery. 


Treatment Options for Diabetic Retinopathy

Statistics show that diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of visual impairment in the United States. Although it’s a serious condition, diabetic retinopathy is treatable and even reversible to a certain degree. Here are the available treatments you should consider for diabetic retinopathy.


Surgical Options for Severe Dry Eyes

Dry eye is a very common eye condition. It can vary in severity, with many patients who experience it mildly never actually realizing that they are suffering from it. This is because the symptoms are short-lived and go away without any professional intervention. However, for a percentage of sufferers, their dry eye will become so debilitating that they are no longer able to manage day to day without treatment. 


Blepharitis

Blepharitis is a medical condition that causes mild to severe inflammation of the eyelids. It most commonly affects the part of the eyelid where the eyelashes grow. Blepharitis usually affects both eyelids at the same time. If you think you are suffering from this eye condition, make an appointment with our ophthalmologists at Texas Eye Surgeons, serving Plano, Greenville, and surrounding areas, for an assessment and treatment.


Flex Spending

Many Texans have health coverage from their employers that provides a flexible spending account. The professional staff at Texas Eye Surgeons of Plano can help you determine what flex spending benefits are available for use with an ophthalmologist or eye surgeon.


Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

November is considered the Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. That's why we, at Texas Eye Surgeons, want to tell you about a disease that can affect people with diabetes. Having an annual eye exam with your local ophthalmologist will help to ensure that if there is anything wrong with your eyes, it is caught early so it can be treated.


Ophthalmologist vs Optometrist

Here at Texas Eye Surgeons in Plano, TX we get many questions every day. One of the most often asked questions is what the difference is between an ophthalmologist and an optometrist. The differences may seem subtle to the person who doesn't work in the field Let's take a look at the differences.


Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

As the kids start to go back to school, it is time once again to focus on the health and safety of children everywhere. This month is children's eye health and safety month. The goal this month is to focus on the eye health and safety of kids. With this goal in mind, there are several valuable tips that every family should remember to ensure their kids are safe as they go back to school. Read the helpful information from Texas Eye Surgeons, serving the Plano and Greenville Areas!


UV Safety Month

At Texas Eye Surgeons, serving Plano and Greenville, we would like to discuss the importance of UV safety. Did you know that your eyes can get sunburned like your skin? Your eyes can get damaged from UV rays, and requires the attention of an ophthalmologist if they are exposed to too much sunlight.


Itchy Eyes

When the seasons change, many people struggle with allergies. Could your itchy eyes actually be something more serious? At Texas Eye Surgeons, serving Greenville & Plano, our eye doctor and professional office staff are here to determine what type of treatment is best for your itchy eyes. 


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