Our clinic welcomes patients in need of comprehensive eye exams. We have brand new state of the art machines that have the ability to obtain precise measurements of your intraocular pressures, nearsighted, farsighted, and peripheral eye vision, as well as monitoring for early onset and progressive glaucoma and cataracts.
We also address any acute concerns such as dry eyes, red eyes, pterygium (webbed eyes), chalazion (eyelid lump), or foreign body/objects in your eyes. We will treat you promptly for any eye problem you may have, your concerns are of our utmost priority and we are here to serve you.
We would love to meet you and guarantee you a welcoming family of medical personnel to help you with any concern you may have.
Dr. Velasquez evaluates cataracts on a daily basis. Performing thousands of surgeries in his career he has a special interest in combining cataract surgery with minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. He also performs astigmatism correcting intraocular lenses as well as multifocal intraocular lenses. He does his very best to set realistic expectations for patients prior to surgery
What are Cataracts?
Testing & Treatment
Treating thousands of glaucoma patients throughout his career, Dr.Velasquez focuses on the education of the disease with a goal for his patients to understand why he is performing each test and what it means for the eye.
Pterygia are a common occurrence in patients exposed to many years of continuous sunlight without UV eye protection. If visually bothersome or irritating, Dr. Velasquez can surgically remove. He offers conjunctival autograft transplantation and amniotic membrane transplantation which are standard of care after pterygium removal.
What is a Pterygium?
Treatment & Surgery
Macular Degeneration is a common retinal condition in patients over age 65. It is important to get evaluated if there is a family history. The majority of patients with Macular Degeneration do not lose substantial vision in their lives, however, it is important to monitor for any changes that may signal progression. Dr. Velasquez can monitor for any changes in macular degeneration.
What is Macular Degeneration?
Diagnosis & Treatment
Dr. Velasquez evaluates and treats dry eye, a common condition for many in South Texas. Dry Eye is usually not a simple fix. Depending on the cause of dry eye Dr. Velasquez can offer a variety of treatment options including drops and minor procedures.
What is Dry Eye?
Diagnosis & Treatment
Chalazions and styes are common irritating eyelid conditions that Dr. Velasquez evaluates routinely. Dr. Velasquez is conservative in his approach with Chalazion and Styes but offers surgical in office removal if conservative treatment fails.