Our office is an essential business that is open to continue care for our patients. Due to new mandates enforced by the City of Boerne, we are now only seeing essential patients through April 23rd. (This date has been extended from April 6th because new mandates have been placed since our last blog post). The … Continue reading Our Current Services during COVID-19 Outbreak
Protecting Your Eyes at Work Eye injuries in the workplace are very common. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that every day about 2,000 U.S. workers sustain job-related eye injuries that require medical treatment. However, safety experts and eye doctors believe the right eye protection can lessen the severity or even … Continue reading Safety Glasses
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in adults over age 50. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 1.8 million people have AMD and another 7.3 million are at substantial risk for vision loss from AMD. Caucasians are at higher risk for developing AMD than other races. … Continue reading Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Dr. Johnson may be able to help your extreme dry eyes with Prokera. The PROKERA® biologic corneal bandage is designed to help heal and protect the inflamed surface of the eye. PROKERA® is the only Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared therapeutic device that reduces inflammation and promotes scar-less healing. We are excited to be able … Continue reading PROKERA® Biologic Corneal Bandage
Dry Eye and MGD from TearScience on Vimeo. It’s time to change your outlook on dry eye. Do you have dry eyes? Dr. Johnson also suffers from severe dry eyes and there are roughly 30 million people in the United States and over 300 million worldwide who have been diagnosed with dry eye. Most have … Continue reading Dry Eye or MGD?
Have you been told that you may have keratoconus? Dr. Susan Johnson would be happy to explain in detail. Keratoconus is a vision disorder that occurs when the normally round cornea (the front part of the eye) becomes thin and irregular (cone) shaped. This abnormal shape prevents the light entering the eye from being focused … Continue reading Keratoconus
Helping patients with glaucoma is a passion of Dr. Susan Johnson. She dedicated her graduate program to study glaucoma under university glaucoma professors and a world-renowned glaucoma surgeon in San Antonio. She has conducted, published, and assisted with many glaucoma research studies and continues to do so on her spare time. Have you been told … Continue reading Glaucoma Specialist in Boerne
Spots (often called floaters) are small, semitransparent or cloudy particles within the vitreous, which is the clear, jelly-like fluid that fills the inside of your eyes. These spots can appear as specks of various shapes and sizes, threadlike strands or cobwebs. Because they are in your eyes, they move as your eyes move and seem … Continue reading Floaters