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Dr. Richard Alan Berkowitz, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5401 Fm 1626; #365
Kyle, TX
 

Dr. Richard Berkowitz is an ophthalmologist. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Berkowitz performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berkowitz accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases

Dr. Kristen Michelle Hawthorne, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5401 Fm; 1626 Suite 365
Kyle, TX
 

Dr. Kristen Hawthorne's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hawthorne include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Hawthorne's hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Valla Djafari, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5401 Fm 1626; Suite 365
Kyle, TX
 

Dr. Valla Djafari specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Round Rock, TX, Austin, TX, and Kyle, TX. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Djafari attended Tulane University School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Djafari's areas of clinical interest consist of vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Djafari is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Scott Douglas Kelly, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5401 Fm 1626; #365
Kyle, TX
 

Dr. Scott Kelly is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kelly include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. Dr. Kelly honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kelly attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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What are Eye Problems?

Almost every moment that we are awake, we rely on our eyes to navigate and interact with the world around us. But we rarely give our eyes much thought. The truth is, the eyes are amazing, complex and delicate organs. Millions of people every year have problems with their eyes. Some of the most common eye problems are refractive disorders, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and cataracts.

Refractive disorders happen when the shape of your eye doesn’t let you focus very precisely. You might be myopic (nearsighted), hyperopic (farsighted), or have an astigmatism, which is a focus problem caused by the cornea. Refractive disorders can be corrected by glasses or contacts.

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. It happens when fluid pressure builds up within the eye and damages the optic nerve. It is treated with medications and surgery.

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes. The retina is tissue at the back of the eye that is filled with numerous, tiny blood vessels. When diabetes damages these delicate blood vessels, they burst or leak, leading to blind spots and blurred vision. Diabetic retinopathy can be treated with laser therapy and surgery, but often vision cannot be restored.

Macular degeneration is common in older adults. The macula is the central part of the retina and is responsible for crisp center vision. Over time, the cells in the macula begin to die, making central vision blurry. An early symptom of macular degeneration is that straight lines appear wavy.

Cataracts happen when the clear lens in the front of the eye becomes cloudy, making things look blurry or faded. They are extremely common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans will have had a cataract. In early stages, prescription glasses and magnifying lenses can help. As the cataracts get worse, surgery to replace the lens may be the best option.

More than just one of the five senses, we rely heavily on our eyes to communicate, work, and get around every day. It’s important to have regular eye exams to make sure your vision stays in good shape for years to come.