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Dr. LINDA VARGAS

Ophthalmology
Austin, TX
34 years experience

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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

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37 Answers
1 Agree
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Depends: Usually your eye doctor will tell you when you can go back into contacts or wear eye makeup after an eye infection. This is why you should have an eye doctor diagnose you first since there are many conditions that can appear with similar symptoms as an infection, but turn out to be a more serious condition.
A member asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Depends: When you say same time period are you saying same time different year? There can be several reasons why you have a different axis on your astigmatism, i.e., you are aging and your natural lens is contributing to the change, or your cornea is still "evolving" and this would explain the change in axis. You question is a little too broad to give a specific answer. Please be more specific.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
48 to 72 hrs: Depending on the size, depth and cause of the foreign body injury will determine how long it takes to heal. Some foreign bodies can be removed with a simple cotton tip, others may require a "burr" or small drill to remove the foreign body. I will usually put my patients on antibiotic drops for 3-5 days after removing the foreign body to prevent an infection.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. VARGAS is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. VARGAS is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Nebraska College of Medicine, NE
Graduated 1987MD
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