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Stroke Warning: Retinal Artery Blockage!

Retinal Artery Blockage May Warn of Impending Stroke A certain retinal vessel disease may be a warning of an impending stroke! When an artery or vein in the retina becomes blocked or “occluded” it can be a sign of more serious health issues that need to be looked-quickly! A central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) is a disease of the eye where the flow of blood through the central retinal artery is blocked. Patients suffering from a central artery occlusion experience a sudden, severe, painless loss of vision in one eye. While there can be several different causes of the blockage, most often a central retinal artery occlusion is caused by unhealthy carotid arteries which supply the head and neck with oxygen. Unhealthy carotid arteries are those that have atherosclerosis, are narrowed and filled with a waxy fatty substance that forms plaques that can break off and end up in the retinal circulation. Retinal artery occlusion is a significant warning of a stroke risk and indeed more than 15…

Gene Shares a Cataract Story

“I love to golf.  I noticed that my vision and my golf game were declining.  I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Milstein and he diagnosed me with cataracts and recommended the ReStor lens implant for me.  I am terrified of surgery and was reluctant to go ahead and schedule the surgery, but I did.  After the procedure was over, not only did I feel like I was acting like a baby before surgery, because they explained how easy it was and I did not believe them, but my vision, even the day of the surgery was drastically improved!  I could not wait to get my other surgery done, which was about 2 weeks later.  Once both surgeries were done and I healed, I headed back out to the golf course.  WOW is all I can say.  I can see the ball way down the green now and I can actually read the score card without my glasses.  I am so happy with Dr. Milstein and his staff and for recommending the ReSTOR® Lens, my quality of life has improved so much!”-Gene

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

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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