Dr. Richard M Evans M.D., Ophthalmologist
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Dr. Richard M Evans M.D.

Ophthalmologist

5/5(1)
9157 Huebner Rd San Antonio TX, 78240
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Dr. Richard Milner Evans, MD, FAAO is an Ophthalmologist who currently practices in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Evans is a reputable physician who has been published extensively in numerous professional articles, has presented several presentations, and has undertaken ophthalmic pharmaceutical company special studies. He has made various contributions to his field, and is noted as an expert in the treatment of glaucoma, blepharitis, retinal diseases, keratitis, and macular degeneration. Dr. Evans is also regarded as a specialist in refractive and cataract surgery. He is board-certified in Ophthalmology, and is a member of many professional organizations. These include the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Medical Association, the Texas Ophthalmology Association, the Texas Medical Association, the San Antonio Society of Ophthalmology, the Irish-American Ophthalmology Association, the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists, the Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons, the Society of Military Ophthalmologists, the Association of Ophthalmic Alumni of the AFIP, and the Bexar County Medical Society. Dr. Evans’s academic career began in 1968, when he completed his undergraduate education with El Camino College in Torrance, California and the University of Texas at El Paso. He then attended the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, where he would complete his Medical Degree in 1971. After medical school, Dr. Evans continued his medical education by undertaking an internship with Malcolm Grow USAF Medical Center in Washington, D.C., followed by his Ophthalmology residency training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Driven to further his knowledge and refine his expertise, he went on to complete his Ophthalmic Pathology fellowship at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, located in Washington, D.C. Dr. Evans serves on the WellMed/Physicians Health Choice Credentialing Committee, a position he has held since 2004, and has been involved with the University UMC - Salud y Paz Guatemala Medical Mission Trip since 2005. Dr. Evans is a highly regarded physician who provides quality care to his patients at the Medical Center Ophthalmology Associates in San Antonio, Texas. He is currently accepting patients at their Huebner Clinic, Stone Oak Clinic, and Northeast Clinic. Dr. Evans is passionate about his work, and states: “Listening is such a crucial part of my job. I need to understand exactly what’s bothering my patients in order to precisely diagnose and treat their conditions.”

Education and Training

El Camino College, University of Texas at El Paso Undergraduate Degree 1968

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Medical Degree 1971

Rotating Internship, Malcolm Grow USAF Medical Center Internship 1972

Ophthalmology Residency, University of Texas Health Science San Antonio Residency 1975

Ophthalmic Pathology Fellowship, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Fellowship 1976

Univ of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 1971

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Dr. Richard M Evans M.D.'s Expert Contributions
  • 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 damage will occur. She should get yearly eye exams. READ MORE

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  • 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 tear that could potentially lead to a retinal detachment. Because of the potential risks, see your eye doctor for a dilated eye examination. READ MORE

  • 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. 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. READ MORE

  • 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 next best solution would be using swim goggles when in and around the pool or the chemicals. READ MORE

  • 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 with antibiotic and steroid eye drops. Your eye doctor can prescribe those as eye drops or eye ointments. READ MORE

  • 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. READ MORE

  • 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 fit with eye glasses to get the very best vision after cataract surgery. That is often done 3-4 weeks after the surgery. READ MORE

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Secretary/Treasurer Society of Military Ophthalmologists 1978 - 1980
  • San Antonio Branch--Medical Advisor Texas Society for the Prevention of Blindness 1981 - 1984
  • Texas State Medical Advisory Board Member Texas Society for the Prevention of Blindness 1985 - 1986
  • Secretary/Treasurer San Antonio Society of Ophthalmology 1984 - 1986
  • Assistant Program Chairman San Antonio Society of Ophthalmology 1985 - 1988
  • Program Chairman San Antonio Society of Ophthalmology 1986 - 1987
  • Division of Ophthalmology Chairman Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital 1985 - 1988
  • Special Surgery Quality Assurance Committee Member Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital 1985 - 1988
  • Special Surgery Quality Assurance Committee Chairman Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital 1986 - 1987
  • Institutional Review Board Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital 1985 - 1986
  • Department of Special Surgery Chairman Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital 1986 - 1987
  • Surgical Board Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital 1986 - 1987
  • Planning Committee Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital 1986 - 1987
  • Executive Committee Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital 1986 - 1987
  • Utilization Review Committee Prucare 1985 - 1991
  • Medical Review Board South Texas Health Plan 1986 - 1987
  • Board Member Baptist Eye Bank 1987 - 1998
  • Tissue Utilization Committee Baptist Eye Bank 1993 - 1998
  • Honduras Mission Trip Ophthalmologist South Texas Physician’s Outreach 1989 - 1999
  • Aguascalientes Mission Trip Ophthalmologist Oak Hills/Aguascalientes Rotary Club 1991 - 1997
  • Quality Review Committee South Texas Total Eye Care 1996 - 1999
  • Quality Review Committee TRS Care, San Antonio, TX 2001 - 2018
  • Credentialing Committee WellMed/Physicians Health Choice 2004 - 2018
  • Salud y Paz Guatemala Medical Mission Trip University UMC 2005 - 2018
  • Texas Super Doctor Texas Monthly Magazine 2006 - 2007

Awards

  • Top MD 2018 Consumers' Checkbook 
  • Texas Super Doctor 2006 Super Doctor's 
  • Texas Super Doctor 2007 Super Doctor's 
  • Texas Super Doctor 2010 Super Doctor's 
  • Texas Super Doctor 2011 Super Doctor's 
  • America's Top Ophthalmologist 2010 Consumers’ Research Council of America 
  • America's Top Ophthalmologist 2011 Consumers’ Research Council of America 

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology  
  • American Medical Association  
  • Texas Ophthalmology Association  
  • Texas Medical Association  
  • San Antonio Society of Ophthalmology  
  • Irish-American Ophthalmology Association  
  • Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists  
  • Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons  
  • Society of Military Ophthalmologists  
  • Association of Ophthalmic Alumni of the AFIP  
  • Bexar County Medical Society  

Dr. Richard M Evans M.D.'s Practice location

Huebner Clinic | Stone Oak Clinic | Northeast Clinic

9157 Huebner Rd -
San Antonio, TX 78240
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Get to know Ophthalmologist Dr. Richard Milner Evans, who serves patients in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Evans, a reputable board-certified ophthalmologist, is noted as an expert in the treatment of glaucoma, blepharitis, retinal diseases, keratitis, and macular degeneration. He is also regarded as a specialist in refractive and cataract surgery. In practice for over four decades, he can be found on staff at Medical Center Ophthalmology Associates in San Antonio, Texas.

Medical Center Ophthalmology Associates consists of a team of board-certified professionals who offer comprehensive, leading-edge eye care backed by genuine compassion and commitment. Whether a patient needs cataract surgery, suffers from chronic dry eye, has an eye disease or simply wants to see better, Medical Center Ophthalmology Associates has a reputation for standard-setting care and commitment to the best vision.

The doctor’s academic career began in 1968 when he completed his undergraduate education with El Camino College in Torrance, California and the University of Texas at El Paso. He then attended the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, where he would complete his medical degree in 1971. After medical school, he continued his medical education by undertaking an internship with Malcolm Grow USAF Medical Center in Washington, D.C., followed by a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Driven to further his knowledge and refine his expertise, he went on to complete his fellowship in ophthalmic pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, D.C.

Following his education, he became board-certified in ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology, an independent, non-profit organization responsible for certifying ophthalmologists in the United States of America.

For his hard work and dedication, Dr. Evans has earned the coveted title of Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has also attained membership status with numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Medical Association, the Texas Ophthalmology Association, the Texas Medical Association, the San Antonio Society of Ophthalmology, the Irish-American Ophthalmology Association, the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists, the Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons, the Society of Military Ophthalmologists, the Association of Ophthalmic Alumni of the AFIP, and the Bexar County Medical Society. 

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Ophthalmologists are experts in the diseases, functions, and anatomy of the eye. They may provide routine care such as vision testing, as well as prescribe and fit eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, ophthalmologists are also surgeons. They repair traumatic injuries to the eye and perform cataract, glaucoma, and corneal surgery. 

Having made various contributions to his field, Dr. Evans has been published extensively in numerous professional articles, has presented several presentations, and has undertaken ophthalmic pharmaceutical company special studies. He is the recipient of Texas Super Doctors in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, and 2011, as well as the author of Holy Week: the World Turned Upside Down.

Passionate about his work, he states: “Listening is such a crucial part of my job. I need to understand exactly what’s bothering my patients in order to precisely diagnose and treat their conditions.”

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