Updates

Stay informed on the latest developments regarding ensuring the right eye care for all Texans.

Is Laser Surgery of the Eyes a "Low Risk" Endeavor? A Look at the Facts

Advancements in medical technology, including the advent of laser surgery, have made many surgeries more convenient and less painful for patients. When it comes to the eyes, Ophthalmologists can make laser surgery look deceptively easy. Some observers even mischaracterize laser surgery as a “low risk” event. While it is true that laser surgery typically comes with fewer complications, it is still a serious surgery with all of the inherent risks of traditional surgery.  


The Myth of "Simple Surgery"

Do you remember when Cpt. Sully Sullenberger saved his passengers after a flock of geese hit his airplane? The important part of that story is not that Cpt Sullenberger knew how to fly under normal circumstances, it is that he knew what do to when everything went wrong. Think about that the next time you consult with a Surgeon. 


The Delicate and Complex Eyelid

Did you know that the eyelid is the thinnest skin on your entire body? It is less than one millimeter thick – less than the thickness of a credit card. Yes, your eyelid is thin and delicate, but it is also a complex, impressive organ that protects your eye from harm.


Screen Time During the Pandemic

Parents were already struggling with determining how much screen time was too much prior to the pandemic. The pandemic added an unexpected twist to the screen time dilemma for parents.


It's Fireworks Season: Eye Injuries Can Be Devastating


COVID-19 & Your Eyes


February Is AMD Awareness Month


January Is Glaucoma Awareness Month


David McCartney MD in the Amarillo Globe-News: "Bills would give rise to empty suits and ‘paper surgeons’"

David L. McCartney MD, — who has practiced ophthalmology for over 30 years in West Texas and graduated with honors from University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio — in his op-ed for the Amarillo Globe-News: