Dr. Wesley K. Herman MD, Doctor

Dr. Wesley K. Herman MD

Ophthalmologist

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5421 La Sierra Drive Dallas Texas, 75231
Rating

5/5

About

Wesley K. Herman, MD, is an innovation in the field of ophthalmic microsurgery and corneal anterior segment surgery; based out of Dallas, Texas.  From his early studies of photography growing up on a farm, he was fascinated by the way the eye itself takes "pictures" of its surroundings and decided to pursue ophthalmology as his medical specialty.  Dr. Herman is North Texas's expert on corneal and anterior segment surgery, and is constantly working to improve the eye's function and fight blindness.  An author of many publications, Dr. Herman is also on the executive medical committee of the Retina foundation of the Southwest, and also serves the National Executive Committee of the University of North Dakota.  He currently holds over 10 patents in the US and other countries. 

Education and Training

University of North Dakota School of Medicine

Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med- Grand Forks Nd 1976

University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences 1976

Board Certification

Board Eligible in Ophthalmology

Certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners

Provider Details

MaleEnglish 38 years of experience
Dr. Wesley K. Herman MD
Dr. Wesley K. Herman MD's Expert Contributions
  • second eye cataract removal

    It depends on the “difference” between your eyes and the degree of “lens” dysfunction. It is always better to make your vision the same or similar in both eyes than to allow conflict. You can hurt your “new” eye by making it try to work with its partner which needs to focus to see when your operated eye needs to rest to heal. Each situation is unique and you should ask about the best strategy to integrate your new eye with its partner. READ MORE

  • What do you recommend for an allergic reaction with the eyes?

    Seasonal allergies can affect the eyes often because the eyes are moist. Antigens like pollens can "stick" there. It is always a good idea to rinse ones eyes with saline. Individual contact lens saline ampules are OK, however, multi-use bottles of non-preserved saline are not. Sterile ampules used in respiratory therapy are great, but usually require a prescription. Rinsing eyes with saline is like taking a bath or washing ones hands. If your hand "itched" would you take a "pill" to make it stop? Likely you would wash it. Allergy pills or sprays and even most drops do not treat the allergy directly. Most remedies merely "stop" your body's or eye's natural response to "wash" the allergen away, causing your eyes and sinuses to be more sticky like "fly paper." This results in a build-up of antigen "load" on mucosal linings making the eventual immune response even more vigorous. For this reason, it should be our goal to minimize antigen load! We can do this with protective sunglasses, masks or nose filters, indoor clean air attention, and eye and nose rinses with sterile saline after exposure. While many people do need intervention relief symptomatically, it is usually best to start with hygiene and proceed to targeted treatments with longer duration of action as recommended by your physician. Drops usually contain preservatives and are less irritating when applied less often. Most "pills" act on ALL MUCOUS MEMBRANES and are NOT selective to EYES or SINUSES only. Also, remember that most treatments DRY UP the MUCOUS MEMBRANES, making infections caused by resident germs even more opportunistic because they can only grow easily in low oxygen environments. Normal SALINE is 99.1% WATER, and water is 80% oxygen! Oxygen-rich wetting agents are therefore better than sticky or oily ones for most purposes. Your eye physician should guide you to specific treatments after a careful exam, as many "red, itchy eyes" are not just allergies. Respectfully, Wesley K. Herman, MD READ MORE

  • My eye looks different because of my astigmatism. Anything I can do?

    Astigmatism, if of a great amount and different from your other eye, can cause the iris (the colored part creating the pupil) to look "different". A very commonly available measurement from an Ophthalmologist or Optometrist can give you a quick answer. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Cornea and Anterior Segment Microsurgery

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Teaches Regularly -
  • Selected in 2011 as a video presenter at the World Ophthalmology Congress speaking on Parachute Keratoplasty -

Awards

  • Attended Medical School on Eastman Kodiak scholarship

Treatments

  • Cataracts
  • Diabetes
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • Type 2 Diabetes

Residency

  • Hennepin Co Med Ctr, Ophthalmology; Fairview-Univ Med Ctr, Ophthalmology; Hennepin Co Med Ctr, Flexible Or Transitional Year
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Medical School, Minneapolis, Mn, United States, M.D.
  • Hennepin County Medical Center Program
  • University of Minnesota

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Hennepin Co Med Ctr, Ophthalmology; Fairview-Univ Med Ctr, Ophthalmology; Hennepin Co Med Ctr, Flexible Or Transitional Year
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Medical School, Minneapolis, Mn, United States, M.D.
  • Hennepin County Medical Center Program

Internships

  • Hennepin County Medical Center

Fellowships

  • University of Minnesota

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Texas Medical Association, American Medical Association, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Articles and Publications

  • Over 200 publications and 16 Patents

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Following the words of one of his mentors, William S. Harris:  Having the three A's, Availability, amiability and ability.  Never working for money, but for patient care.

Hobbies / Sports

  • Travel and Adventure Photography

Favorite professional publications

  • Journal of ACRS

Hospital Affiliations

  • Presbyterian Dallas
  • Texas Health Resources

Accepted Insurance

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Dr. Wesley K. Herman MD's Practice location

5421 La Sierra Drive -
Dallas, Texas 75231
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Fax: 214-368-8365

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