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Dr. Michael A. Buzbee, OD

Optometrist

Dr. Michael A Buzbee OD is a top Optometrist in Odessa, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Michael A Buzbee OD is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Michael A Buzbee OD is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Michael A Buzbee OD is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Odessa, TX, Dr. Michael A Buzbee OD is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
37 years Experience
Dr. Michael A. Buzbee, OD
  • Odessa, TX
  • University of Houston College of Optometry
  • Accepting new patients

Can my mother be operator for both cataract and glaucoma at the same time?

The glaucoma and cataract are not responsible for ocular pain. There are approved combination procedures to reduce the need for topical medications that are done at the time of READ MORE
The glaucoma and cataract are not responsible for ocular pain. There are approved combination procedures to reduce the need for topical medications that are done at the time of cataract surgery. The topical glaucoma medications may be causing some discomfort, but there could be many other reasons. If her doctor is treating the glaucoma, he should be able to tell her where the pain is coming from.

How is redness of the eyes treated?

Topical ocular allergies. Try an over-the-counter allergy eye drop like Zaditor morning and night for a couple of weeks. If it helps, stay on it during the allergy season.

What is the way to treat eye strain due to excessive computer use?

Have your optometrist prescribe some glasses for use while you are on the computer and ask him for other treatment suggestions.

What care and precaution do I need to take for my son's cylindrical vision?

Make sure that your son wears his glasses full time so that if he currently has refractive amblyopia there is some chance that he can develop 20.20 vision. if one eye is worse, READ MORE
Make sure that your son wears his glasses full time so that if he currently has refractive amblyopia there is some chance that he can develop 20.20 vision. if one eye is worse, he may need eye patching and vision therapy. Time in the sun without his glasses a little during the day could be good for the process of emmetropization. Have two comprehensive eye examinations per year and keep his lenses free of scratches and keep them well adjusted and properly fitted on his head.

Is there any supplement to improve eyesight?

The supplement you are looking for is time outside in the sun and away from TV, cell phones, tablets and computers.

Why do my eyes turn bloodshot by the end of the day?

Most likely answer is dry eye syndrome.

What should I do for recurrent pink eye?

Use hot compresses on your eyes and clean them with Ocusoft Foam soap every day after you wash your face. Wear glasses if they have been prescribed, and if you haven't had an eye READ MORE
Use hot compresses on your eyes and clean them with Ocusoft Foam soap every day after you wash your face. Wear glasses if they have been prescribed, and if you haven't had an eye exam, get one.

What causes dry eyes?

Age, inflammation, collagen autoimmune disease, being female, menopause, just about all medications especially for hypertension and depression, poor diet, lack of excellent hygiene READ MORE
Age, inflammation, collagen autoimmune disease, being female, menopause, just about all medications especially for hypertension and depression, poor diet, lack of excellent hygiene to the lid margins, not blinking completely, dry climates, air conditioning, lack of humidifiers in the home, staring at computer screens, ceiling fans, incomplete blink, thyroid disease. There are surely many causes that I missed. Take her to the eye doctor.

What will happen if I sleep with my contact lenses?

Your corneas will swell and you will be 16 times more likely to get a corneal ulcer or keratitis. Your contact won't last as long and additionally, I have some old patients who READ MORE
Your corneas will swell and you will be 16 times more likely to get a corneal ulcer or keratitis. Your contact won't last as long and additionally, I have some old patients who wore contact lenses excessively who have suffered corneal degenerations and damage to the stem cells of the eye making the regenerative epithelium very rough and of poor optical quality.

Does LASIK surgery have any side effects in the long term?

Eventually needing to wear glasses. Poor contact lens performance on a compromised eye, glare at night, dry eye, thin corneas that make calculation of lens implants more difficult READ MORE
Eventually needing to wear glasses. Poor contact lens performance on a compromised eye, glare at night, dry eye, thin corneas that make calculation of lens implants more difficult and less predictable for cataract surgery, imperfect correction but a psychological mutation that causes one to think that they see great even when they do not.

I am have hazy vision in the mornings. Could it be due to my blood pressure?

More likely due to corneal swelling secondary to closed eye condition. Use a 5% NACL eye ointment before bed and a 2% NACL solution eye drop in the morning a couple of time s READ MORE
More likely due to corneal swelling secondary to closed eye condition. Use a 5% NACL eye ointment before bed and a 2% NACL solution eye drop in the morning a couple of time s to see if that helps. Have an optometrist provide an eye examination.

My mother is a blood pressure patient. Will this cause complications in her cataract surgery?

Not usually. If her blood pressure is too high on the day of surgery, a competent surgeon will send her home until it is under control.

I am having a dull pain in my left eye along with a minor headache. What could this be?

Inflammation. This inflammation could be bad enough to require topical steroid eye drops to protect vision. Have an eye examination by a great optometrist.