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Frequently Asked Questions


What are your specific areas of interest?

Although all areas of ophthalmology are interesting to me, I have specific training in diseases of the retina. That said, my particular areas of expertise include diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, diseases of the macula (including macular holes and macular pucker) and ocular melanomas.

Do you answer specific questions from patients on the website?

Unfortunately, providing answers to specific questions from people can be seen as establishing a doctor-patient relationship. This gets into murky waters as, having never met nor examined the person asking the question, the recommendations cannot be as good as having an actual eye exam by an eye care provider. That said, feel free to email about specific diseases, and although you might not receive a direct email back with suggestions/treatment recommendations, we will try and put content on the web that addresses the specific diseases we are asked about most often.

Why don't you have a Facebook page or Twitter account where we can follow posts about eye related health?

This is an excellent question. Social media is an excellent means of distributing information, updates, and thoughts. Still, it also allows for the community to post their opinions about the content on this page. That said, since we aren't constantly monitoring everything that is posted in social media it is hard to keep up with it. There are great forums to discuss what you think about different doctors such as Angie's list or even sites such as HealthGrades, but that is not the purpose of this website. Here, we are only trying to educate the public about eye related diseases. If you are trying to find a good provider, look to one of the other forums.

How do we know which eye care provider to choose?

The easiest answer to this question is to do your research. There are a lot of options throughout Texas and San Antonio in particular. The web provides a lot of reviews of doctors. Be forwarned about testimonials on different provider websites. Remember, they edit the content, so you might be getting a skewed view of what patients think about their providers.