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At LASIK, Cornea & Cataract Specialty Center, our goal is to provide the highest quality of comprehensive eye care to our patients in the El Paso, Texas area. This includes a full range of services and treatments designed to safeguard the health of your eyes and your vision, from routine eye exams to the diagnosis and treatment of potentially serious eye conditions.

Comprehensive Eye Care

It is so important to undergo routine eye exams on a regular basis. These exams help us monitor your eye health, identify vision changes, and make it possible for us to diagnose eye conditions at their earliest stages, when treatment is most effective.

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Refractive Errors

The images we see are the product of light focused onto the retina, which then sends data to the optic nerve. When the shape of a patient’s eye or lens prevents light from properly bending (refracting) onto the retina, this can cause blurry or distorted vision.

Refractive errors include:

  • Nearsightedness: Nearsightedness (myopia) makes it difficult to see distant objects clearly.
  • Farsightedness: Farsightedness makes objects nearby blurry.
  • Astigmatism: Astigmatism can affect both near and distance vision.
  • Presbyopia: Presbyopia is age-related near vision loss. This begins to affect everybody at around age 40.

We make it easy for our patients to correct their refractive errors by ordering custom glasses and contacts from our on-sight optical laboratory, Eye C Optical Boutique.

Common Eye Conditions

Lazy Eye

Lazy eye, or amblyopia, is caused by a processing problem that makes the brain favor one eye over the other and can affect vision.
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Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

Conjunctivitis is a common eye condition that is caused by irritation or infection of the conjunctiva (the insides of the eyelids).
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Eye Allergies

Eye allergies affect many of our patients and can cause uncomfortable symptoms like itching, burning, redness, and puffy eyes.
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Pinguecula is often caused by excessive sun exposure, and causes the white part of the eye to appear raised, yellowed, and thickened.
Learn More About Pinguecula


Blepharitis is a chronic condition that causes the eye or eyelids to become swollen, rusty, flakey, or uncomfortable.


Glaucoma is caused by excess fluid in the eye, which damages the optic nerve and can lead to vision loss if not treated.
Learn More About Glaucoma

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Corneal Conditions


In patients with keratoconus the cornea is cone-shaped instead of round. This is a progressive condition that can impair vision. Keratoconus can be treated with a procedure called corneal cross-linking, which can limit the progression of keratoconus.
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Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is a common condition that can cause symptoms like redness, irritation, tearing, and more.
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Ptergia are growths on the outer layer of the eye, and can cause uncomfortable conditions. Rarely, a pterygium can obstruct vision.
Learn More About Pterygium

Retinal Conditions

Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is a progressive disease of the macula (the center part of the retina). AMD can cause loss of central vision, and early detection and treatment are key to preserving a patient’s sight.

Floaters and Flashers

Floaters and flashers are common visual disturbances that don’t require medical attention. However, a sudden increase in floaters and flashers may be a sign of a serious condition that needs to be diagnosed during an eye examination.
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Retinal Detachment

A retinal detachment is a medical emergency that needs to be addressed immediately, either at an ER or at our offices in El Paso. If you experience symptoms such as sudden flashers and/or floaters, darkening of your peripheral vision, or shadows covering part of your field of vision, call us right away.
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Droopy Eyelids & Eyelid Surgery

Over time, eyelids can begin to sag or droop. This is called ptosis, and it can be both a cosmetic concern and a functional concern, as droopy skin can obstruct a patient’s vision. We can treat this in a number of ways:

Eyelid Surgery

Our doctors can perform eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) to address ptosis and rejuvenate patients’ appearance.


Upneeq is a once-daily prescription eye drop that can reduce ptosis or low-lying upper eyelids for a non-surgical eyelid lift.
Learn More About Upneeq

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Contact LASIK, Cornea & Cataract Specialty Center

Many eye diseases have no early symptoms. They may be painless, and you may see no change in your vision until the disease has become quite advanced. This is why it is so important to undergo regular eye exams. If you have symptoms of an eye disease or condition, or if you need to schedule your yearly eye exam, please contact us. We are proud to serve patients throughout the El Paso, Texas area.

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