January 29, 2017

Before the varicella vaccine, almost all children contracted chickenpox.  The virus then would lay dormant for 50, 60, or 70 years and then often flare up.  The "flare up" of the chickenpox virus is what we call shingles.  It is a localized resurgence of the virus in n...

January 26, 2017

Here at Reveal Eye Care & Surgery we offer laser cataract surgery, and I have personally performed a number of cases.  There are a lot of different perspectives on this topic.  I would like to present my feelings on the surgery with my view based on the available evide...

January 15, 2017

Here at Reveal Eye Care & Surgery we are aware of the dreaded "Cedar fever" that happens here in Georgetown, Austin and the rest of central Texas.  It can turn what should otherwise be a great winter into a time of itching, sneezing, and wheezing.  Many times the sympt...

January 5, 2017

When people see a red or pink eye, they usually think of conjunctivitis.  However, the white part of the eye is made up of several layers.  The outer layer is the conjunctiva; when this layer is inflamed, the condition is called conjunctivitis.  The next layer down is...

January 2, 2017

Keratoconus is a fairly common condition that can affect the ability to see clearly.  It causes the cornea to be shaped more like a cone than a basketball.  The images above and below from the American Academy of Ophthalmology Website are instructive.  It is often diag...

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