Your eyesight continually changes as you grow older and wiser. At EyeCare Associates of Texas, P.A., our team relies on regular eye exams to identify potential problem areas with your eyesight and provide the treatment necessary to preserve your vision for as long as possible.
Even if your vision doesn’t seem any different it’s still important to see an eye care professional regularly to protect the overall health of your vision.
If problems do arise, our team is prepared to provide advanced vision care, including treatment for:
- ReStor™ and Tecnis™ Lens Implants
- Toric Lens Implants
- Droopy Eyelids
- Eyelid and Orbital Tumors
- Macular Degeneration
- Corneal Transplant
- Dry Eye Syndrome
Don’t put it off until tomorrow. Schedule an eye exam for yourself and your family members today.
The eye is a complex organ of the human body. Like a window in a house, our eyes allow us to see the whole world with all of its shapes and colors.
But like any complex machine, our eyes need periodic checkups. EyeCare Associates of Texas, P.A. offers a complete line of services to both check and correct your vision.
Let our board certified ophthalmologists and certified technicians assist you in taking care of your “window” to the world.
For more information, contact our office at 972.637.1300
Cataract Surgery and Care in Texas
What is a Cataract?
A cataract is not a growth or film. It is the clouding over of the focusing lens of the eye, which is located behind the pupil. As we age, cataracts, or clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye, can be a problem.
Keratoconus and Corneal Cross Linking
Keratoconus arises when the middle of the cornea thins and gradually bulges outward, forming a rounded cone shape. It is a progressive disorder affecting one in every 2,000 Americans and is more prevalent in teenagers and adults in their 20s.
What is the Cornea?
The cornea is the eye’s outermost layer. It is the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye.
Although the cornea is clear and seems to lack substance, it is actually a highly organized group of cells and proteins.
What is a corneal ulcer?
A corneal ulcer is a breakdown of the cornea (the clear outer layer of the eye) usually because of an infection. The cornea, which is usually clear, gets inflamed and cloudy, which causes blurry vision.
Diabetic Eye Disease
What is Diabetic Retinopathy?
Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease caused by complications of diabetes. After 10 or 15 years most diabetic people have signs of mild damage to the back of the eye that is called retinopathy.
Dry Eye Syndrome
What is dry eye syndrome?
Dry eye syndrome is a condition in which your eyes do not produce enough tears or the tears do not have the normal chemical makeup. Another name for dry eye syndrome is keratoconjunctivitis sicca.
Descemets Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK)
Who is a candidate for DSAEK?
The human cornea is composed of three layers, the outer or epithelial layer, the middle or stromal layer (which comprises about 90% of the total corneal thickness), and the inner or endothelial layer.
Eyelid Surgery / Blepharoplasty
Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is a cosmetic surgery that reshapes the upper eyelid by the removal of excess tissue. It can reduce sagging or puffiness and folds.
If medically necessary it may be covered by your insurance company. EyeCare Associates of Texas, P.A. offers the state-of-the-art eyelid surgery with Dr. Silus.
Professional Eye Exams
What does a Comprehensive Exam consist of? A comprehensive eye examination is recommended at least every 2 years for patients under 40. Patients over the age of 40 are recommended to have yearly exams.
What Is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is an eye condition known as the “silent thief of vision”. It is a condition which the fluid in the eye does not flow normally resulting in increased pressure inside the eye. When the pressure rises inside the eye, optic nerve damage is caused.
Allergies affecting the eye are fairly common. Allergic conjunctivitis is inflammation or irritation of the clear mucous membrane lining the inner eyelids and sclera called the conjunctiva.
This condition, which can be seasonal or yearlong, is caused by external allergens and is not contagious.
Pingueculum and Pterygium
What is a pingueculum?
A pingueculum is a growth on the conjunctiva. (The conjunctiva is the clear membrane that covers part of the surface of the eye.) The growth looks like a thickened area of tissue and is often cream colored. Some people may notice blood vessels on it.
What is ReStor?
ReSTOR is a revolutinary new way to potentially leave your glasses behind. Introducing the AcrySof ReSTOR intraocular lens, a break through in vision correcting surgery. AcrySof ReSTOR is uniquely designed to improve vision at all distances – up close, far away, and everything in between