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Retina Consultants of Texas has opened a new location in Beaumont, Texas. We are so excited to have our newest physician Dr. William Pearce providing top notch care and research opportunities to patients in the Beaumont area. To schedule an appointment, please feel free to call, our number is listed at the top of the webpage or click on the tab next to Locations where it says Request an Appointment.
Focal lasers are used to directly treat specific portions of the eye and especially to treat retinal tears and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Calvin Mein, MD, explains the uses, procedures, and outcomes of using a focal laser for your eye treatment.
A subconjunctival hemorrhage is a benign condition that can occur after surgery, an eye injection, or spontaneously. Dr. William Pearce, MD, explains how you can treat a subconjunctival hemorrhage without seeing your physician.
Macular Telangiectasia or Mac-Tel is a group of diseases that are currently being studied. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact your eye doctor: vision loss, blurred vision, distortion, waviness of lines, or missing portions of vision. Dr. William Pearce, MD, discusses treatment options once these symptoms start occurring.
Our patient, Robert Stowers, had the unique experience of having surgery at our practice in Houston and then was referred to another one of our doctors in San Antonio for further treatment before Retinal Consultants of San Antonio became a part of Retina Consultants of Texas. Robert’s story is a testament to the level of care RCTX provides at all of our practices.
A retinal artery occlusion is nothing to take lightly. Dr. Sarah Holy, MD explains the seriousness of this condition and what steps to take when experiencing sudden vision loss.
Getting to Know Dr. Sarah Holy - RCTX
The prospect of needing surgery can be daunting. Dr. R. Gary Lane, MD talks us through what to expect before, during, and after retinal surgery. Our team is here to guide you through the process so you feel prepared and set up for the best possible outcome!
Getting to Know Dr. Moises Chica - RCTX
Getting to Know Dr. Gary Lane - RCTX
Getting to Know Dr. Vy Nguyen - RCTX
Getting to Know Dr. Sagar Patel - RCTX
Getting to Know Dr. Calvin Mein - RCTX
Dr. Kelly Larkin on Why She Chose RCTX
Here at Retina Consultants of Texas, we have a uveitis only clinic where our doctors treat uveitis patients daily. This clinic was created in order to accommodate patients who need to be seen immediately due to flare ups as well as facilitate uveitis research trials.
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If you have age related macular degeneration, you are not alone. Macular degeneration causes more blindness than everything else in America combined. Dr. Charles Wykoff, MD, PhD talks about who is at risk for AMD.
Research at Retina Consultants of Texas not only benefits the patient in the trial, but future patients with macular degeneration. Listen to our patient Robert’s experience in one of our macular degeneration trials.
Being told you have macular degeneration can be scary, but at Retina Consultants of Texas Research Centers, you can find hope in your diagnosis. Listen to our patient Martha’s testimony about being a part of one of our research trials with Dr. David Brown.
Retinal vein occlusion occurs most frequently in patients with hypertension. Dr. Richard Fish talks about this serious condition, how it is treated and how it can be managed and controlled. With proper treatment, people with vein occlusions can do remarkably well over a course of time regaining very close to normal vision and with many cases prolonged Anti-VEGF treatment.
Diabetes affects the small blood vessels all over your body and the eye is sort of the canary in the coal mine. Dr. David Brown and the physicians at Retina Consultants of Texas are world experts on diabetic retinopathy. Listen to Dr. Brown discuss the importance of getting a routine eye exam regularly so diabetic retinopathy can be caught sooner to prevent potential vision loss.
If you've been diagnosed with macular degeneration you will at the very least have dry macular degeneration. Dr. Matthew Benz discusses this very common problem that is becoming more common and prevalent in our society because we're all living longer. He gives tips on how to decrease your risk of developing Dry AMD.
If you've been told that you have uveal melanoma, or that you might have uveal melanoma, it's important to come to a center of excellence and see an experienced ocular oncologist like Dr. Amy Schefler. In this video, Dr. Schefler discusses the importance of being treated for this rare disease at an experienced center with a team of people who care for patients with this one specific cancer.
If you are experiencing flashes and floaters, you need to be seen by an eye doctor. In this video, Dr. Matthew Benz discusses the symptoms of flashes and floaters and how they can commonly be related to a posterior vitreous detachment, which can lead to blindness.
We invite you to get to know Dr. Tien Wong! Watch our video and learn about how our practice has evolved and expanded since our inception.
If you were recently diagnosed with Wet Macular Degeneration, it is critical that you see a retinal specialist within a few days of diagnosis. Dr. Rosa Kim discusses how Wet Macular Degeneration can lead to progressive loss of vision quite rapidly. Seeing a retina specialist and developing a treatment strategy is vital to managing this disease.
Houston is a wonderful place to do medical research and that’s what drove Dr. Charles Wykoff, MD, PhD to join Retina Consultants of Texas. We invite you to watch our video and hear Dr. Wykoff talk about the innovative work that is being done in our research centers here at RCTX.
If you’ve been told you have uveitis, it means that an eye doctor has determined that you have inflammation within the eye. Dr. Christopher Henry, one of our uveitis experts, discusses how important it is to be correctly diagnosed by a uveitis specialist and tailoring a specific treatment regimen based on the findings.
We'd love for you to know Dr. James C. Major, Jr! Dr. Major is a board-certified retinal surgeon and ophthalmologist (second generation!). In addition to his MD, he earned a PhD in Ornithology/Population Genetics. Considered one of our experts in the field of retinal diseases and surgery, Dr. Major has published dozens of scientific papers, book chapters, and national meeting abstracts on vitreoretinal surgery, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, endophthalmitis, vitreomacular traction and macular holes, raptor retinal imaging, and ocular trauma. In his free time, Dr. Major enjoys football, the outdoors, birding, falconry, and history. Get to know Dr. Major, watch the video below.
In this video, Dr. Richard Fish talks about how valuable each member of our team is. As a musician himself, Dr. Fish likes to think of our team approach like a symphony orchestra. We invite you to watch our video and get a glimpse of how our team works together to blend into a really nice harmony.
We invite you to watch our video and listen to Dr. David Brown discuss how we created a world-class clinical research center and research clinical program at Retina Consultants of Texas. It has been our mission to create regional centers throughout the Greater Houston area with the same level of care you could receive from the Texas Medical Center, closer to home.
At Retina Consultants of Texas, our physicians are dedicated to finding cures for blindness through cutting-edge research. We understand how scary it is to lose your eyesight. Our highly trained physicians work hard to care and preserve our patients’ vision. We invite you to watch Dr. Eric Chen talk about how gratifying it is to help patients who were once blind and now can see.
At Retina Consultants of Texas, our physicians work together as a team to provide great patient care, while at the same time being involved in cutting edge clinical trials. We invite you to watch our video and get to know Dr. Christopher Henry, who talks about how this private practice model makes us unique.
Did you know that Dr. David Brown is a fifth generation cattle rancher? In this personal video, he shares about raising Texas beef cattle for FFA programs all over the state. Listen to Dr. Brown talk about the benefits of raising a calf and how it instills hard work and dedication that will help kids throughout their life.
At Retina Consultants of Texas, our ocular oncology team is involved in every single cutting edge research project both single center and multi center that there is in the United States. In this video, Dr. Amy Schefler, our expert ocular oncologist, discusses why it is important to be treated for eye cancer at a center that has a strong connection with cutting edge research. From start to finish, our patients get the very best care anywhere in the country, here, when they have eye cancer.
One of the things that attracted Dr. Ankoor Shah to Retina Consultants of Texas was being a part of a group of really talented surgeons who also have a strong focus in clinical research. In this video, Dr. Shah talks about how because of our clinical trials, we’re able to offer our patients cutting edge treatments.
At Retina Consultants of Texas, we specialize exclusively in diseases and surgery of the retina, vitreous and macula. Our practice utilizes state of the art diagnostic equipment and cutting edge surgical techniques. We’re advancing the field for the betterment of our patients through clinical research and we can offer our patients innovative nonsurgical solutions. Watch our team of physicians talk about why our patients will receive the best possible care that is available here in Houston and in the country.
You can watch Dr. Charles Wykoff explain the complexity surrounding diseases of the eye and why it takes an expert, unified team approach to treat patients!
At Retina Consultants of Texas, our physicians are committed to driving the field of retina forward through cutting-edge research. Watch our video and learn about how the clinical research trials at RCTX are changing not just Houston, but the whole world.
Every year the photographers, technicians, and physicians of RCTX perform thousands of diagnostic imaging procedures of the retina, vitreous, macula and other parts of the eye. Here is a day in the life of the retinal imaging department at our flagship Texas Medical Center office. Many thanks to our fantastically talented staff for their professionalism and skill in performing these complex diagnostic tests.
Growing up, Dr. Ankoor Shah volunteered with his family at a charity eye camp in India. He saw firsthand the difference you could make in someone’s life by helping them improve their vision and remembers people dancing after cataract surgery because they could see again. Those experiences led him to become the retina specialist he is today. Watch Dr. Shah talk about his passion for this field.
Did you know that you can tell a lot about a patient’s health by looking into their eye? In this video, Dr. Christopher Henry talks about the different conditions and diseases that can be diagnosed during an eye exam.
It is common for patients to feel intimidated and scared when they hear they need to be facedown for several weeks, following a vitrectomy eye surgery. Dr. Richard Fish takes you step by step through the process so you know what to expect and can feel confident about the care you’ll receive.
Two of patient’s biggest fears in life are losing vision and cancer. Those are the two things Dr. Amy Schefler treats. Dr. Schefler treats adult patients with this rare malignant cancer with her team at Houston Methodist Hospital. Each uveal melanoma patient at RCTX is managed by a large team of experts at Houston Methodist Hospital, including a radiation oncologist, melanoma medical oncologist, ophthalmic pathologist, geneticist, researchers, and others.
Did you know that Dr. James Major, Jr., MD, PhD has a graduate degree in ornithology and population genetics? He’s always been a bird lover and after graduate school decided to change gears and become an ophthalmologist, like his father. He loved birds, but ultimately he decided he really wanted to help and work with people.
Dr. Richard Fish is a very active semi-professional musician. He plays drums in the University of Texas Longhorn Alumni Band, two rock and roll bands comprised of doctors, and several jazz bands. Here his group performs, “Walk Don’t Run.”
Have you ever wondered why your doctor decided to become a retina specialist? For Dr. Tien Wong, he liked being able to reverse the loss of vision and the ability to surgically and medically treat patients. Dr. Wong is an expert surgeon and often studies his game tape to analyze his technique and improve his skills.
An epiretinal membrane is an age-related growth of a fine membrane over the macular surface, causing a distortion in vision. Dr. Tien Wong discusses what the surgery is like for this disease.Ask The Expert
Dr. Richard Fish went to medical school thinking he was going to be a psychologist. Then he got to his ophthalmology rotation in his residency and he immediately knew it was what he wanted to do. He says it was instant, like a book he just couldn’t put down. Watch Dr. Fish talk about why he wanted to be a retina specialist.
For patients with diabetes, diabetic macular edema is one of the leading causes of vision loss. In this video, Dr. Eric Chen discusses how over time patients with diabetes develop diabetic macular edema, which is the swelling of the central part of the retina because of bad or fragile blood vessels. The good news is that now we have very good treatment for this disease.
We are committed to providing the highest level of personalized care and service to each patient and the referring doctor. To our referring doctors, thank you for trusting us to care for your patients. We are going to treat your patient individually, we have all the technology, we have the expertise, we have the skill, the clinical background and research background to give your patient the best care possible. We strongly believe that patients get the best care when we work closely together.
Thank you for trusting us to care for your patients. We are committed to providing the highest level of personalized care and service to each patient.
For Dr. Matthew Benz, ophthalmology is a family affair. Growing up, both his father and his grandfather were general ophthalmologists and practiced together. He knew that he wanted to be a doctor and when it came time to picking his specialty, ophthalmology was the right fit. Dr. Benz is also married to an ophthalmologist! Learn more about Dr. Benz in this video.
Dr. Richard Fish has an interest in performing and visual artists with visual impairment and has lectured about eye diseases in famous artists like Monet, Degas, and O’Keeffe. He spent more than a year researching the biographies, musical influences, and ophthalmological conditions of many visually impaired performers. The result? His book called, “The Blind Musician.” Learn more about this special book in the video below.
When faced with a possible diagnosis of eye cancer, you can turn to our experienced, board-certified ocular oncologist and her team of eye cancer specialists. Dr. Amy Schefler is our ocular oncologist and surgeon with many years of expertise in working with patients with cancer. Her team provides patients with the absolute very best care anywhere in the United States, here, when they have eye cancer.
Hearing that your baby has cancer is one of the scariest moments in a parent’s life. We invite you to watch this touching testimonial from the mother of one of Dr. Amy Schefler’s pediatric retinoblastoma patients. Her son was diagnosed with eye cancer at four months of age and they ultimately relocated their family to Houston to be under Dr. Schefler’s care. Dr. Schefler and her team are honored to care for your child and treat them as if he/she were their own.
Dr. Richard Fish discusses common issues that can occur following intravitreal injections. For further information, visit our website www.retinaconsultantstexas.com
Lecture on Historical, Ophthalmologic, Musical, and Neurological aspects of blind musicians. Given December 13, 2016 at Houston Methodist Hospital as part of its Center for Performing Arts Medicine lecture series. A curated playlist of songs referenced in the lecture as well as other music by blind musicians is here: https://open.spotify.com/user/rhfretd...
Our ocular oncology team is involved in every single cutting edge research project both single center and multi center that there is in the United States. Watch Dr. Amy Schefler and members of her team discuss why it is important to be treated for eye cancer at a center that has a strong connection with cutting edge research. From start to finish, our patients get the very best care anywhere in the country, here, when they have eye cancer.
Many of our patients need eye injections to manage their eye disease. In this video, Dr. Ankoor Shah talks you through the process of an eye injection so that you are at ease prior to your treatment. These treatments make a remarkable difference in vision for many conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema or vein occlusions.
In this video, Dr. Tien Wong talks about his educational background and how we ended up coming home to Houston to practice medicine. Learn more about Dr. Wong at retinaconsultantstexas.com.
For Spanish speaking patients. Para pacientes que hablan español: todo lo que necesita saber acerca de como mantener la posición abajo después de cirugía de la retina con una burbuja de gas.
The O'Donnells' Story
A macular hole is small defect, a small little gap space, in the center part of your vision. Dr. James Major, Jr., MD, PhD discusses what this condition is, how it is treated and assures patients that the success rate at closing macular holes and improving vision is high.
Treating Oncology Patients Outside of Texas
What To Expect During Your Ocular Oncology Visit
Why Eyes - Dr. Schefler
Getting to Know Dr. Jeremiah Brown - RCTX
Getting to Know Dr. Kelly Larkin - RCTX
Ask The Expert: Types of Retinal Detachments
His Change is Good
Uveitis Only Clinic
Why Eyes: Dr. Kenneth Fan
Why Eyes: Dr. Christa Soekamto
Why Eyes: Dr. Effie Rahman
What to Expect
What to Expect at an IRD Visit with Dr. Kenneth Fan
Dr. Fan - Ask the Expert: Inherited Retinal Disease
Getting to know Dr. Hasenin Al-khersan - RCTX
Testimonial: David Griffith
Medical Records Release
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