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UT Health Austin ophthalmologist, Gene Kim, MD, encourages healthy contact lens wear and care.

Ophthalmology Aug 5, 2022

An ophthalmologist from the Mitchel and Shannon Wong Eye Institute describes the causes, symptoms, and treatment of uveitis.

Activity Ophthalmology May 12, 2022

Medical students with a passion for ophthalmology bring the Lion King to life for students who are blind and visually impaired

It is often said that “the eyes are the windows to the soul,” meaning a person’s emotions, and perhaps even their thoughts at times, can be understood by looking into their eyes. For neuro-ophthalmologists, the eyes often act as windows to the brain and nervous system. Find out how UT Health Austin neuro-ophthalmologists treat vision issues linked to neurological conditions.

Ophthalmology Jan 26, 2022

UT Health Austin board-certified ophthalmologist Gene Kim, MD, reveals how the eyes can be used to detect and assess systemic health issues, why dilating the eyes is not always needed during an exam, what “20/20 vision” really means, and one of the most common behaviors putting people’s vision at risk.

Ophthalmology Videos Jul 14, 2021

In this installment of "Asking for a Friend," ophthalmologists Eileen Bowden, MD, and Eric Crowell, MD, MPH, from UT Health Austin's Mitchel and Shannon Wong Eye Institute answer your questions from social media.

January has been designated National Glaucoma Awareness Month in hopes of increasing awareness about glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. UT Health Austin’s fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist, Eileen Bowden, MD, answers questions related to glaucoma prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and more.

UT Health Austin's Mitchel and Shannon Wong Eye Institute is officially open, offering specialized ophthalmic care to Central Texas and beyond.