Mrs. Catherine Makin, DO, Ophthalmologist

Mrs. Catherine Makin, DO

Ophthalmologist

218 E Austin St New Braunfels TX, 78130

About

Dr. Catherine Makin is an ophthalmologist practicing in New Braunfels and Kyle, TX. She specializes in premium cataract refractive surgery, eye diseases and vision care.  Cataracts are the number one cause of treatable blindness, and Dr. Makin is able to use state of the art technology of lasers and premium lens to replace the cataract and return patient's vision to a younger and more clear state.  She is also one of the leading practicing ophthalmologist at the Westlake Eye Specialists Dry Eye Center, where she helps patient's find the perfect solutions to alleviate their acute and chronic dry eye problems.  Prior to moving to beautiful central Texas, Dr. Makin was the medical director of a ophthalmology clinic on Maui.  She brings her expertise of quality patient care and precision cataract sugery to assist the patient's of central Texas with their overall eye health. 

Education and Training

Touro Center / College of Osteopathic Medicine 2012

Board Certification

American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology

Provider Details

FemaleEnglish

Areas of expertise and specialization

premium cataract surgerylaser assisted cataract surgerydry eyeeye diseasespterygiumeye diseases

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology  
  • Anterior Segment Cataract Refractive Surgery  

Mrs. Catherine Makin, DO's Practice location

Westlake Eye Specialists

218 E Austin St -
New Braunfels, TX 78130
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Get to know Ophthalmologist Dr. Catherine Makin, who serves patients in Texas.

Dr. Makin is one of the leading practicing ophthalmologists at the Westlake Eye Specialists, where she helps patients find the perfect solutions to alleviate their acute and chronic dry eye problems. She specializes in premium refractive cataract surgery, dry eye, diagnosis and treatment of cataracts, diseases of the eye, and pterygium.

“My passion is helping patients achieve their visual goals using the most up to date treatments and advanced technology available. With a top notch team and cutting edge science, we are able to provide patients with excellent and heart-felt care” expressed the doctor. 

Prior to moving to beautiful central Texas, Dr. Makin was the medical director of an ophthalmology clinic, EyeSight Hawaii, in Maui. She brings her expertise of quality patient care and precision cataract surgery to assist the patients of central Texas with their overall eye health. 

Academically, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She then went on to complete her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012. Upon graduation, she performed her residency in ophthalmology at Valley Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2016.

Subsequent to her training, she attained board certification through the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology (AOBOO). The AOBOO is a joint organization that provides board certification to qualified Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine who specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of the eye (ophthalmologists) and to qualified Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine who specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of the ears, nose, and throat (otolaryngologists). 

In order to stay up to date in her field, Dr. Makin remains an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and the American Osteopathic Association.

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.

A voted recipient of the Humanism in Medicine award by her colleagues, Dr. Makin strives to bring a humanistic approach to her patients with compassion and care. 

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