Dr. Jose Martinez MD
Ophthalmologist801 W 38th St Suite 200 Austin TX, 78705
Jose Agustin Martinez,M.D. is an ophthalmologist trained in retinal surgery who has been practicing in Austin Texas since 1993. He treats all retinal diseases such as diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, retinal tears and detachments, macular holes, visually debilitating floaters, and many others. He has won several awards chosen by his peers including Top Doctors, Best Doctors in America, Texas SuperDoctors. He has also won awards determined by his patients online reviews including On-Time Doctor Award, Patients’ Choice Award, and Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award from 2016-2018. Dr. Martinez takes great pride in connecting with his patients and delivering efficient, friendly care with the help of his proficient and friendly staff.
Education and Training
UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas M.D. 1988
Emory University School of Medicine Residency in Ophthalmology 1992
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, Florida Surgical Retina Fellowship 1993
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Southwestern Medical School 1988
American Board of Ophthalmology
Dr. Jose Martinez MD's Expert Contributions
Diabetic Eye Disease
Most patients diagnosed with diabetic eye disease who follow their retina specialist recommendations will NOT lose significant vision, thanks to modern medications and vitreoretinal surgical techniques. Timely care, before one experiences visual symptoms, is the ideal time to start treatment....
Eye injections for Retinal Disease
A common treatment used by retina specialist includes injections to the eye commonly called intraocular injections, which sound terrifying to most people. Rest assured, patients typically feel no pain with these injections and leave the office resuming their normal daily activities after their...
When are you at risk of diabetic retinopathy?
One should have a thorough retinal exam as soon as one is diagnosed with diabetes whether or not one has vision symptoms. The best time to treat diabetic eye disease is BEFORE any symptoms arise. Modern treatments prevent vision loss. The key is timely care. READ MORE
I have a lot of floaters in my eyes. Will it make me blind?
Most floaters will not cause blindness. It is normal to see some floaters. However, if one notices an increase in floaters, they should have a thorough retinal exam to exclude potential problems like a retinal tear that need prompt treatment to prevent a retinal detachment. Bleeding in the eye and autoimmune diseases can cause increased floaters also. READ MORE
What is the treatment for diabetic eye disease?
Eye injections, laser and/or surgery remain the mainstay of treatment. Although scary sounding, all these treatment are largely painless thanks to anesthesia. Thankfully they are highly effective in preventing and or restoring vision loss. The sooner one begins treatment when indicated, the better chance they have in maintaining their sight. READ MORE
What can be the side effect of artificial tear drops?
Artificial tear drops are typically harmless. Some people have an allergic or toxic reaction to the preservatives used in them. This rarely happens. Jose Agustin Martinez, MD READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- President and Managing Partner Austin Retina Associates 2005 - 2018
- Assistant Clinical Professor UNiversity of Texas. DELL Medical School 2016 - 2018
- On-Time Doctor Award 2018 Vitals.com
- Patients Choice Award 2018 Vitals.com
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award 2018 Vitals. com
- Texas SuperDoctors 2017 SuperDoctors
- Best Doctors in American 2017 Best Doctors
- Macular Degeneration
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Retinal Detachment
- Macular Hole
- Type 2 Diabetes
Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors
- Medical Mission to Panana and Cuba.
Areas of researchDiabetic eye disease,Macular degeneration ,Uveitis,Retinal vascular disease Inherited retinal diseases (Stargardts)
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