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Dr. Priscilla J. Metcalf, MD

Ophthalmologist

Dr. Priscilla Metcalf is an ophthalmologist practicing in Wharton, TX. Dr. Metcalf specializes in eye and vision care. As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Metcalf can practice medicine as well as surgery. Opthalmologists can perform surgeries because they have their medical degrees along with at least eight years of additional training. Dr. Metcalf can diagnose and treat diseases, perform eye operations and prescribe eye glasses and contacts. Ophthalmologists can also specialize even further in a specific area of eye care.
40 years Experience
Dr. Priscilla J. Metcalf, MD
  • Wharton, TX
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Accepting new patients

My eyes are really dry. What should I do?

There are several options. You may be experiencing dry eye syndrome, which may require a prescription medications. Or you may have allergies and might try an OTC medication like READ MORE
There are several options. You may be experiencing dry eye syndrome, which may require a prescription medications. Or you may have allergies and might try an OTC medication like Naphcon or Ocuhist drops. Or you may be experiencing a blepharitis problem, in which case mild warm compresses and lid scrubs would help.

Can you suggest some natural ways to reduce squinty eyes?

There may be many causes of this. I suggest you have him seen by an Opthamologist to rule out such things as nearsightedness, glaucoma, or allergies to name a few.

What are the precautions to be taken after laser surgery?

After Lasik surgery, many people experience dry eye symptoms. I would suggest having a bottle of artificial tears available if you are going to be out in the wind or sun for long READ MORE
After Lasik surgery, many people experience dry eye symptoms. I would suggest having a bottle of artificial tears available if you are going to be out in the wind or sun for long periods of time.

When should I get my daughter's first eye checkup done?

The time for an eye exam is when ever you notice a problem. It is also a good idea to have a child screened prior to starting school to ensure there is no need for glasses which READ MORE
The time for an eye exam is when ever you notice a problem. It is also a good idea to have a child screened prior to starting school to ensure there is no need for glasses which would hinder their learning.