For Immediate Release
April 23, 2010
Contact: Michele Hay
The Eye Clinic of Texas
281-332-3937

The Eye Clinic of Texas Continues to Increase Its Vision Care Services to the Citizens of Galveston County

LEAGUE CITY, Texas – What started out as a small Ophthalmology practice in Galveston in 1972 has certainly grown today into a nationally recognized leader in vision care services. The Eye Clinic of Texas, under the direction of Drs. Bernard A. Milstein and Allan H. Fradkin, is proud to be celebrating 35 years of providing quality, comprehensive eye care to the citizens of Galveston County and surrounding areas.

Besides offering general ophthalmology exams for detection of glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy – The Eye Clinic of Texas was among the first in the nation to provide laser vision correction as an option beyond glasses and contacts.

Dr. Bernard A. Milstein, founder of The Eye Clinic of Texas, was one of the first in the United States to perform laser vision correction surgeries in 1991. More recently, he was among the first group of physicians approved to implant the ReSTOR® lens. This lens, with its cutting edge technology, not only eliminates a patient’s cataract, but also eliminates the need for glasses or contacts. “It has truly been a joy to participate in so many revolutionary breakthroughs with regards to eye care”, says Milstein. “To be able to effect this kind of change in someone’s life is so very gratifying.”

Last year, The Eye Clinic brought in a third general ophthalmologist, Dr. Da-Thuy T. Van, to keep pace with it’s steadily increasing patient volume while continuing to provide it’s high standard of care. Dr. Van, a board certified ophthalmologist, not only provides general eye care but also specializes in cataract and refractive surgery.

To round out the vision services it provides the residents of Galveston County, The Eye Clinic has most recently teamed up with Houston Retina Associates. Drs. John J. Alappatt and Michael K. Lam treat patients with retinal conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal tears and detachments and various other retinal conditions in the Galveston office of The Eye Clinic of Texas.

“The ability to provide patients with the various specialty services within our own facility provides greater convenience from the patient standpoint and better continuity of care”, says Dr. Fradkin. “We are truly a full service Ophthalmology practice for the entire family. We perform both adult and pediatric eye exams, treat a myriad of eye conditions, offer refractive surgery for interested patients, yet still provide a full service optical and contact lens department – all in the same practice.”

The Eye Clinic of Texas offers vision services at three locations throughout Galveston County – League City, Texas City and Galveston. For more information, please visit the website at www.ecot.com or call 281-332-3937.


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