About DrVanDO

Da-Thuy Van, D.O. provides comprehensive eye care including LASIK for Houston and Galveston area patients, cataract surgery & lens implants, eyelid surgery, BOTOX® and gel fillers for wrinkles at The Eye Clinic of Texas. Dr. Van, a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist, received her Bachelor's Degree with Cum Laude Honors from the University of California-Santa Cruz and her Doctorate of Osteopathy from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she served as President of the Sigma Sigma Phi National Honors Society. Dr. Van completed her internship in Internal Medicine at Meridia South Pointe Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio and her Residency in ophthalmology at Doctor's Hospital, which is affiliated with Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She served as Chief Resident of Doctor's Hospital from 2000-2001. Dr. Van is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Osteopathic Association, the American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the Texas Medical Association. Besides general ophthalmology, Dr. Van also specializes in cataract and refractive surgery, glaucoma procedures, blepharoplasty, and other lid procedures and pediatric eye care. Dr. Van is fluent in Vietnamese.

Why would you hear music during cataract surgery? For anyone having cataract surgery there is always the question of what to expect. While your cataract surgeon and their staff will have explained many details, and reviewed the eye drops and medications you might be given, sometimes patients are surprised to hear music playing during their cataract surgery. Depending on your cataract surgeon’s preferences, many times it is useful to have some relaxing music playing to help you have a calm and pleasant experience. In fact, research presented in journal Nature demonstrates that certain types of music reduce anxiety and actually lower blood pressure during eye surgery! So, if you hear music during your cataract surgery, relax and enjoy!

If you or some you know is experiencing cataract symptoms such as cloudy foggy vision, glare or difficult night driving and would like to learn more about cataract surgery & lens implants please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+  or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation. We are a leading eye care practice serving the greater Houston, Galveston, League City and Texas City with offices at 1100 Gulf Freeway, Suite 114, League City, Texas 77573, 7111 Medical Center Drive, Suite 110, Texas City, Texas 77590 and 2302 Avenue P, Galveston, Texas.

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With the benefit of early diagnosis and treatment, seniors can manage their risk of vision loss from Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and protect their sight and lifestyle. Ugg 2017 The key is early detection and diagnosis by having regular eye exams as recommended by your eye doctor. Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible vision impairment in older adults in the United States, yet little is known about whether AMD is appropriately diagnosed in primary eye care. new balance avis Many seniors visit their primary care physicians for various health issues and then assume that everything is fine when the primary care physician looks into their eyes with the bright light and doesn’t remark or comment about any problems. buy bns gold Unfortunately, results of a recent study published in JAMA Ophthalmology suggest that a large number of cases of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) are going undetected and undiagnosed even with the observation of primary care physicians. nike air max 90 pas cher According to the study, by examining patients and comparing the eye exams to their primary care health records, 320 of 1288 eyes had AMD despite no diagnosis of AMD in the primary eye care medical record! This study strongly indicates that under diagnosis of AMD can easily occur. air jordan en soldes If early AMD treatment is to be useful, seniors need to be sure to have regular dilated eye exams to help us help you avoid central vision loss.

If you or someone you know has a family history of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and is over 50 years of age or is a senior who has not had regular eye exams, please schedule and eye exam to help us help you avoid vision loss. adidas homme Please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

“Dr. Van and all of her staff are wonderful!  They are so helpful and so friendly. I had cataract surgery on both eyes.  It was a painless and pleasant procedure actually. I am very pleased with my vision. My vision was terrible before surgery and I did not realize how bad my vision was until after surgery.  I tell everyone that Dr. Van is an angel straight out of heaven and I would recommend Dr. Van and The Eye Clinic of Texas to everyone!”- Michael D.

If you or someone you know is experiencing cataract symptoms such as cloudy foggy vision, glare or difficult night driving and would like to learn more about cataract surgery & lens implants please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+  or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation. We are a leading eye care practice serving the greater Houston, Galveston, League City and Texas City with offices at 1100 Gulf Freeway, Suite 114, League City, Texas 77573, 7111 Medical Center Drive, Suite 110, Texas City, Texas 77590 and 2302 Avenue P, Galveston, Texas.

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Glaucoma: Diet, Health & Lifestyle: What You Need to Know!

As glaucoma is a chronic eye disease, we are often asked by glaucoma patients what diet, health and lifestyle factors can helpful or harmful to their eye health. There is a need to separate fact from fiction on recommendations and yet we can all take away some useful and practical information about the effect of diet, health and lifestyle on glaucoma.

Exercise and Glaucoma

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Diet and Glaucoma

There are many studies that suggest eating a healthy diet that includes a variety of fruits and vegetables-especially green leafy vegetables-is beneficial. chaussures adidas This advice comes from studies showing that consumption of a diet rich in green leafy vegetables, or with a higher dietary nitrate intake (for which green leafy vegetables are an excellent source), seemed to protect against glaucoma. ugg classic In general there is no harm in increasing your intake of green leafy vegetables–EXCEPT that for patients taking the blood thinner Coumadin® or warfarin, you need to be aware that green leafy vegetables are high in vitamin K and should you should discuss any increase in their green vegetable intake with their primary care doctor so that medication dosages can be adjusted if necessary.

Acupuncture and Glaucoma

Today, many patients express an interest in alternative therapies such as acupuncture for managing treating their glaucoma. In general, according to the results of a well designed clinical study reported on acupuncture treatment for glaucoma in the American Journal of Ophthalmology, acupuncture is unlikely to be beneficial.

If you or someone you know is concerned about their risk of glaucoma or needs to schedule and eye exam including glaucoma testing, please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

“I started having weird eyesight problems about a year before I actually came in to see Dr. adidas pas cher Van. chaussure timberland homme ugg boots bailey I had difficulty driving at night and the glare and sensitivity to light I had made me very uncomfortable to drive. asics chaussures I also began having trouble seeing things in a distance and near. I assumed I needed new glasses since it had been awhile. timberland homme nike air max 2016 soldes During the exam, Dr. Van diagnosed me with Cataracts and recommended Cataract surgery. ugg australia classic At first I was offended because I thought I was too young to have cataracts but Dr. Buy FF14 items Van reassured me I wasn’t alone and that it is quite common at my age. I am so glad she recommended the surgery. bottes ugg pas cher It was so quick and easy and I had minimal down time. timberland soldes hommes I no longer have trouble in my distance or near vision and I feel extremely safe driving at night! Thank you Dr. Van and The Eye Clinic of Texas staff for making this such a great experience.”- Teri M.

If you or someone you know is experiencing cataract symptoms such as cloudy foggy vision, glare or difficult night driving and would like to learn more about cataract surgery & lens implants please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

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Glaucoma is a major cause of vision loss worldwide. Adidas Soldes ugg australia classic It affects more than 3 million people in the United States with nearly half being unaware they have the disease. buy ff14 gil During Glaucoma Awareness Month in January, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is reminding the public that early detection and treatment can help protect your sight.

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The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that everyone have a comprehensive eye exam at age 40. This exam provides eye doctors an opportunity to carefully examine the eye including the optic nerve for signs of damage and other possible problems that may affect vision. new balance 574 new balance soldes Individuals at greater risk for developing glaucoma include people:

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Early detection, diagnosis and treatment are critical to managing this disease and preventing vision loss and blindness. asics gel lyte 5 If you or someone you know has not had a recent eye exam and glaucoma testing please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

I have been a patient at The Eye Clinic of Texas League City office for almost 3 years. air jordan 11 I have never been more pleased than I am now. Dr. Van is an excellent doctor, very skilled and knowledgeable. Buy FF14 items The staff is very pleasant and professional. asics duomax They make me feel at ease when I am there. adidas zx flux pas cher I had very poor vision but not anymore. I first scheduled an eye exam because my vision was deteriorating. I was told I needed cataract surgery and chose the ReSTOR lens which would correct my near, distance and intermediate vision. ugg pas cher After I healed from cataract surgery, I had Lasik to correct my astigmatism. timberland femme I was told prior to surgery that because of a condition with my retinas that my vision might not improve completely. nike homme solde Much to my amazement with Dr. nike air huarache Van’s knowledge and skill my vision has come from -15 or higher with astigmatism to 20/25. ugg homme The day after the Lasik I could read and work without my glasses. This to me is close to a miracle because I have had very poor vision for 50+ years. air jordan 11 Dr. Van’s skills did this for me.

If you or someone you know is concerned about symptoms of cataracts such as cloudy vision, glare sensitivity or difficulty with night driving or would like to learn more about cataract surgery & lens implants call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

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Eyeliner can be applied to create a new look, or enhance natural eye appearance. ugg australia bottes But our eye doctors want to share some tips and alert eyeliner wearer to watch when and where eyeliner is applied. ugg pas cher Three tips for safe application:

When to Apply-If you’re running late to work, school or an appointment, you may be tempted to grab your makeup and apply it in the car. But don’t use eyeliner when the car is moving, you could injure or poke your eye. nike air presto A better idea is to wait until you are safely parked.

Keep It Clean-Eyeliner pencils periodically need sharpening for easy application. nike kwazi soldes Use a makeup sharpener, not a kitchen or pocket knife, or a sharpener used for pencils or crayons. Prevent spreading germs to your eyes by washing your hands before using eyeliner, and don’t borrow or share eyeliner products with others. asics gel lyte 5 This includes liquid and cream eyeliners as well.

Watch the Location-Applying eyeliner along the inside edge of the eyelid, called the waterline, can enhance the look of your eyes. nike air huarache pas cher But it also may increase the risk for contamination and vision problems. basket nike tn Studies show that flecks from eyeliner, especially those with glitter, may drop into the eye and collect in tear film. Vision may become blurry, and eyes may become red and irritated. timberland 6-inch premium adidas zx A bacterial infection also may develop. ugg pour homme This is a problem, especially for those who wear contacts or have dry, sensitive eyes.

If you or someone you know has a question about how to use eyeliner safely and protect eye health, please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

Teri M told us about her cataract surgery experience…

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If you or someone you know is concerned about symptoms of cataracts such as cloudy vision, glare sensitivity or difficulty with night driving or would like to learn more about cataract surgery & lens implants call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

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According to a report in the journal Ophthalmology, African ancestry carried more risk for high intraocular pressure than high body mass index, older age and high blood pressure-factors known to contribute to increased pressure inside the eye. asics gel pas cher nike huarache The key to preventing vision loss from glaucoma is early detection, diagnosis and treatment.

If you or some you know has known glaucoma risk factors including diabetes, high blood pressure, is a smoker, has a family history of glaucoma, obesity or suffers from sleep apnea and you are of Latino or African ancestry, it is quite important that you have regular eye exams and glaucoma testing. Chaussures Adidas chaussure timberland pas cher Please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.