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COVID; Eyes and Vision

Don’t lose sight of eye health during the COVID-19 pandemic

During the pandemic, it's safe to get ophthalmology care for glaucoma, cataracts, or new eye symptoms. Find out why you shouldn't postpone your visit.

Eyes and Vision

Cataracts in children: Prevent vision loss with early detection and treatment

Cataracts don’t only affect seniors – children can get them as well. And because their eyes are still developing, early detection and treatment is vital to prevent permanent vision loss. Learn about treatment options for pediatric cataracts in this week’s MedBlog.

Eyes and Vision

Corneal refractive surgery: LASIK and beyond

LASIK is the most common corneal refractive surgery, but it’s not the only vision correction surgery option. In this MedBlog, explore other procedures that reshape the cornea and learn what to expect during and after surgery.

Eyes and Vision

Diabetic eye disease: How to spot the signs early

Type 2 diabetes can lead to eye damage and even blindness if left untreated. But 1 in 4 working-age adults have the disease and don't know it. In this week's MedBlog, ophthalmologist Yu-Guang He, M.D., discusses what patients need to know about diabetic eye disease. Learn more.

Eyes and Vision

AI and virtual reality: The future of cataract surgery has arrived

Artificial intelligence and virtual reality are making cataract surgeries more precise and improving patient outcomes. In this week’s MedBlog, two eye surgeons discuss how they use these technologies to treat patients with cataracts. Learn more.

Eyes and Vision; Prevention

Corneal collagen cross-linking for keratoconus helps patients see better, longer

Keratoconus is a degenerative eye disorder that affects thousands of people across the country. In this week's blog, two eye-care experts examine the existing schools of thought on diagnosis and care, and what to expect from exciting new treatment options and research.

Aging; Eyes and Vision

Macular degeneration: Advances in stem cell and gene therapy

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) develops slowly over time, resulting in vision changes, declining vision, and potential blindness. In this week’s blog, two ophthalmology experts discuss the future of prevention and therapy based on current research. Learn more.

Eyes and Vision

Neurodegenerative conditions: When AMD, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s affect the eyes

Neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s can cause vision symptoms that often go unrecognized. Researchers at UT Southwestern are committed to discovering and refining preventive and therapeutic options for these patients. Learn more.

Eyes and Vision

Specialist spotlight: Paging Dr. Serdar Dogan

Dr. S. Serdar Dogan is an ophthalmologist who specializes in LASIK and treatment of cataracts and corneal conditions. He practices at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Frisco and treats both adult and pediatric patients.

Eyes and Vision

Microinvasive glaucoma surgery offers reduced risks

MIGS typically is performed by using microscopic-sized equipment or implants, precision lasers, and tiny incisions in the eye, all of which leads to minimal tissue trauma and a more rapid visual recovery than traditional glaucoma surgery.