The Voice of Van- I recently attended the  American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeon (ASCRS) meetings in San Diego and I am very excited to learn of this new technology available for our glaucoma patients.  I attended a full day of glaucoma lectures.  One new thing about glaucoma treatment is the use of Ex-PRESS shunt in glaucoma surgery. It is a relatively new device that aids ophthalmologist to control eye pressures better for patients who have maximized their eye drop treatment.  It’s inserted in the eye as a surgical procedure.  The fluid inside the eye is shunted through this mini tube and drains to the conjunctival layer of the eye.  The Ex-PRESS gives a more precise control of the fluid level and thus, controls the eye pressure better.  The goal of this device is to reduce or eliminate the use of eye drops and better control the eye pressures.

Dr. Da-Thuy Van, D.O.


We are happy to have Dr. Stefan Trocme on our team.  Dr. Trocme is a Board Certified ophthalmologist here from Sweeden to head up a research study to help people with dry eye disease.

Dr. Trocme specializes in:

  • treatment of the cornea – dry eye, ocular allergies, ocular inflammation, and eye infections;
  • anterior segment surgery – cataract and pterygium; and
  • refractive surgery – LASIK and PRK.

Dr. Trocme is the former Director of Ocular Surface Services at Case Western

Reserve University Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, the former Director of Cornea Services at UTMB in Galveston, and he has participated in numerous clinical trials for the treatment of ocular infection, dry eye, and cataracts.

Welcome to First Look, the newest way the doctors at The Eye Clinic of Texas are helping Texans keep their vision strong and healthy.

We’re looking forward to sharing with you the newest advances in eye health and tips on caring for your eyes. Please let us know if there are specific issues you’d like for us to address – we want to answer your questions! And check back often for reports on topics from the latest in LASIK Vision Correction, to when to try “monovision,” to how to keep your eyes from getting sunburned this summer.

Hopefully we’ll be able to provide you with a first look into staying healthy and making the most of your own vision.