Ophthalmology

at UT Southwestern Monty and Tex Moncrief Medical Center at Fort Worth

600 South Main Street, 1st Floor, Suite 1.500
Fort Worth, Texas 76104 (Directions)
817-429-3050

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We are Ophthalmology Specialists

At UT Southwestern Monty and Tex Moncrief Medical Center at Fort Worth, we are dedicated to preserving healthy eyesight and preventing blindness. Our ophthalmic specialists rotate between this clinic, the Ophthalmology Clinic in the James W. Aston Ambulatory Care Center, and the North Dallas Ophthalmology Clinic.

"We truly offer 'one-stop,’ coordinated, comprehensive eye care covering all ophthalmic subspecialties."

James P. McCulley, M.D.

Professor Emeritus of the department of Ophthalmology

Advanced diagnostic and treatment options

There is virtually no disease involving the eye that our ophthalmology team cannot deal with. Ophthalmology patients have access to the latest and most effective treatments and technologies, including:

  • Screening for common eye diseases
  • Diagnosis and treatment of common and uncommon life conditions such as dry eye syndrome, macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and neuro-ophthalmic disorders
  • Surgically implanted lenses to restore vision after cataract surgery
  • General evaluation for patients with undiagnosed eye problems

Total Eye Health

Each year, our ophthalmologists treat thousands of patients with a wide variety of eye conditions. This high volume provides us with extensive experience that translates to the best possible care for our patients. Ophthalmologists share the expertise of the team and the importance of one-stop, comprehensive eye care at UT Southwestern.

We specialize in:

"The doctor talked to me about my eye problems and completely put my mind at ease. The most informative visit I have had with a doctor other than my primary physician. He was wonderful and I am thrilled to have found such a great doctor!"

Beth W.

Patient

Meet our Fort Worth ophthalmology specialists

Meet Dr. R. Wayne Bowman

R. Wayne Bowman, M.D., specializes in corneal and external eye diseases and refractive surgery. Dr. Bowman treats all corneal and external eye diseases, including performing cornea transplants and taking care of ocular infections, but he is best known for his work with LASIK, DMEK, DSEK, and cataract surgery.

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Meet Dr. Yu-Guang He

Yu‐Guang He, M.D., specializes in retina and vitreous diseases, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy and serves as Director of the Vitreoretinal Fellowship Program. The author of numerous papers, book chapters, and presentations, Dr. He is an internationally invited lecturer on vitreoretinal diseases and macular degeneration.

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Meet Dr. Kamel Itani

Kamel M. Itani, M.D., specializes in oculoplastic and orbital surgery and ophthalmic oncology. He has received advanced training in standardized ophthalmic echography and in plastic, orbital, and reconstructive eye surgery. Dr. Itani has authored numerous academic papers, letters, and book chapters and is a national and international lecturer on ophthalmic surgery and oncology.

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Meet Dr. Linda Jackson

Linda J. Jackson, O.D., FAAO, performs diabetic eye examinations, examinations for patients on high-risk medications, and specialty contact lens fittings (including bifocal soft, rigid, and scleral contact lenses) for patients with corneal diseases, refractive surgery history, or corneal transplant history. She has served as President and Vice President of the Dallas County Optometric Society.

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Meet Dr. Zachary Robertson

Zachary M. Robertson, M.D., specializes in the surgical and medical management of vitreoretinal diseases, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Robertson is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Dallas Academy of Ophthalmology, the Texas Medical Association, the Texas Ophthalmological Association, and the American Society of Retina Specialists.

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Meet Dr. George Thorne

George C. Thorne, Jr., M.D., serves as Vice Chair of the department’s Clinical Faculty Practice. He specializes in cornea and external eye diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Thorne joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2017.

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Meet Dr. Rafael Ufret-Vincenty

Rafael L. Ufret-Vincenty, M.D., specializes in retina and vitreous diseases, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Ufret-Vincenty conducts research in age-related macular degeneration. Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Ufret-Vincenty joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2006.

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Meet Dr. Steven Verity

Steven M. Verity, M.D., specializes in corneal and external eye diseases, refractive and cataract surgery, LASIK, and comprehensive ophthalmology. A reviewer for several professional journals, Dr. Verity has authored numerous abstracts, papers, and book chapters and presented his research nationwide.

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Meet Dr. Jess T. Whitson

Jess Thomas Whitson, M.D., specializes in glaucoma, cataracts, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Whitson serves as Director of the Glaucoma Fellowship and is a member of the Ophthalmology Clinical Competence Committee and the Program Evaluation Committee. He serves as a reviewer for several professional journals and has authored more than 90 publications. He has also served as an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology. 

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Appointment Information

The following information will help you prepare for your appointment and expedite your experience.

Preparing for Your Appointment

Please bring your current insurance card, a method of payment (we accept checks or debit/credit cards only), and a complete list of your current medications and dosages (including over-the-counter medications, herbs, and vitamins).

To make the most of your time with the doctor, make a list of questions ahead of time and bring them to your appointment.

For First Appointments

If you’re new to the clinic, you can expect your doctor and technician to perform a thorough history and visual exam lasting one to two hours. Your physician may request you undergo additional tests in the clinic, such as a visual field exam, which takes 20 to 30 minutes to perform.

Canceling an Appointment

If you need to cancel your appointment, please notify the clinic at least 24 hours in advance so that we can accommodate other patients waiting to schedule an appointment.

Dilation and Driving

To accurately follow your entire visual pathway, your doctor may dilate your eyes. Your pupils will take between 20 to 30 minutes to dilate, during which time you may sit in the waiting or exam room. If you anticipate your exam will include dilation, you may want to arrange for someone to drive you to and from your appointment.

Prescriptions and Refills

For your convenience, there is a retail pharmacy in the Moncrief Medical Center.

It is very important that you do not run out of your medication. Be sure that you have sufficient refills to last until your next appointment with your ophthalmologist. We are happy to provide you with a written prescription upon request.

If you run out of refills, please call your pharmacy and your pharmacist will fax a refill request to us. Please allow us 24 to 48 hours to process refill requests.

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