Category Archives: General Ophthalmology

Eye Problems Caused by Stress

Stress is not only emotionally debilitating, but it can also cause the body to physically react negatively as well. It is widely known that long-term stress can pose a risk for severe health problems such as obesity, heart disease, depression and difficulty sleeping. However, not many know that stress can also have an impact on […]

Dry Eyes Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

Dry Eyes Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

How to beat dry eyes this summer We all love long summer days of sunshine, beaches, and barbecues, but we don’t all welcome the dry, irritated eyes that can come with it. Many Texans suffer from dry eyes, the combination of wind, dryness and sun can lead to dry eyes. Some people only suffer during the […]

July 4th: Avoid Eye Injuries This Holiday

Fireworks can lead to serious Eye injuries and Fireworks safety is key. July 4th is our Great Nation’s Independence day. For most, the holiday is a time to celebration and relaxation. But a momentary lapse in judgment with fireworks can cause serious eye injuries. Proper procedure and protection are key when handling fireworks. Every July […]

Dr. Hines talks about Chalazion (Styes)

Mujahid Hines, M.D. talks about an interesting topic: It is disheartening to wake up in the morning with a large Stye or Chalazion on your eyelid. Mujahid Hines, M.D. talks about this common form of eyelid inflammation. He discusses simple treatment measures and steps that can help alleviate a Stye: Mujahid Hines, M.D. is a […]

Fall Safety Tips for Your Eyes

The following are Safety tips for your Eyes in the Fall season. As the leaves change, the temperatures dip out of the triple digits, and we start doing more work around the house it is important to keep eye health and safety in mind. Although most of us consider the “home” to be a place […]

Multifocal Contact Lenses: See near and Far

Multifocal Contact lenses are allowing many patients over the age of 40 to see again. At age 40, a change occurs in the lens of our eyes that weakens our near vision. This process is called Presbyopia. In the past, contact lens options for patients over 40 were limited. But now, we have Multifocal Contacts. […]

Administering Eye drops in a Child’s eyes

My three year old woke up one Saturday morning with red eyes with mucus. Ugh…great way to start the weekend. My mind snapped to attention: no big deal. I’m an Ophthalmologist, I’ll get her some antibiotic eye drops and this will be history in a few days. A quick phone call and a trip to […]

Preventing Contact lens infections

Contact lens Infections Every year, almost 10,000 Americans lose their vision from complications of Contact lenses wear. The most common reason is a serious infection called a corneal ulcer. These infections generally occur in young patients who overwear their contact lenses. Unfortunately, these infections usually heal with a Corneal scar, which can affect vision. When […]

Allergic Conjunctivitis

Allergic Conjunctivitis causes misery for many of us. Fall is upon us. This means Ragweed and other allergic pollen are at high levels in the air in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Allergic Conjunctivitis symptoms Besides misery, the symptoms for Allergic Conjunctivitis include redness of the eyes, intense itching and tearing. They may also include puffiness […]

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

January has been designated Glaucoma Awareness Month. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a group of diseases associated with damage to the optic nerve. The optic nerve is the part of the eye that carries the images we see to the brain. Glaucoma usually occurs in patients with elevated eye pressures. However, it can rarely in […]

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