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Dr. Richard M. Evans, M.D.

Ophthalmologist

Dr. Richard M Evans M.D. is a top Ophthalmologist in San Antonio, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Richard M Evans M.D. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Richard M Evans M.D. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Richard M Evans M.D. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In San Antonio, TX, Dr. Richard M Evans M.D. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
50 years Experience
Dr. Richard M. Evans, M.D.
  • San Antonio, TX
  • El Camino College, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Accepting new patients

When are you at risk of diabetic retinopathy?

About 60-75 % of patients who have had diabetes for 20 years will have diabetic retinopathy. Your mother has been fortunate. The better she controls her diabetes, the less likely READ MORE
About 60-75 % of patients who have had diabetes for 20 years will have diabetic retinopathy. Your mother has been fortunate. The better she controls her diabetes, the less likely damage will occur. She should get yearly eye exams.

restasis facial hair

Hair growth with Restasis was not noted in he original studies and reports, but more recently doctors have begun to notice it. The response is not often seen. At this stage there READ MORE
Hair growth with Restasis was not noted in he original studies and reports, but more recently doctors have begun to notice it. The response is not often seen. At this stage there isn't enough data to predict when this will stop after discontinuing the medications. Continue to monitor the internet for upcoming studies and anecdotal information that might give more current answers.

I have a lot of floaters in my eyes. Will it make me blind?

No, but sudden increases of the vitreous floaters may be a sign of intraocular bleeding or inflammation. Sudden increases in vitreous floaters may also be an indication of a retinal READ MORE
No, but sudden increases of the vitreous floaters may be a sign of intraocular bleeding or inflammation. Sudden increases in vitreous floaters may also be an indication of a retinal tear that could potentially lead to a retinal detachment. Because of the potential risks, see your eye doctor for a dilated eye examination.

Can you suggest some natural ways to reduce squinty eyes?

It could be irritation from bright lights, environmental irritants, a need for corrective lenses, inflammation with increased light sensitivity, or any of a dozen other causes. READ MORE
It could be irritation from bright lights, environmental irritants, a need for corrective lenses, inflammation with increased light sensitivity, or any of a dozen other causes. Start with artificial tears and cool compresses several times a day, add sun glasses in bright light if necessary, consider an eye exam looking for inflammation of the eye surface or the anterior chamber of the eye. Changes in the glasses prescription may also be a reason.

Is chlorine exposure bad for the eyes?

The pool chemicals can cause significant irritation and even scarring of your eye tissue. Artificial tears and cool compresses can help, but (other than avoiding exposure) the READ MORE
The pool chemicals can cause significant irritation and even scarring of your eye tissue. Artificial tears and cool compresses can help, but (other than avoiding exposure) the next best solution would be using swim goggles when in and around the pool or the chemicals.

I have a stye on the inner side of my eyelid. Is it a problem?

Some go away with little or no treatment but not always. Warm compresses can be done frequently and will help clear a stye but you eye will get much better and quicker response READ MORE
Some go away with little or no treatment but not always. Warm compresses can be done frequently and will help clear a stye but you eye will get much better and quicker response with antibiotic and steroid eye drops. Your eye doctor can prescribe those as eye drops or eye ointments.

Are colored lenses safe for your eyes?

If they are prescription quality, were fit by your eye doctor, and he follows up to insure your eyes are tolerating them well, yes.

How long is the recovery from a cataract surgery?

Most patients can resume full activity about a week after cataract surgery, but the vision will often take longer than that to see full improvement in vision. Many patients are READ MORE
Most patients can resume full activity about a week after cataract surgery, but the vision will often take longer than that to see full improvement in vision. Many patients are fit with eye glasses to get the very best vision after cataract surgery. That is often done 3-4 weeks after the surgery.