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Dr. LINDA VARGAS

Ophthalmology
Austin, TX
35 years experience

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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

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28 Answers
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Yes: The short answer is yes you can, but i wouldn't recommend it. Once you've had an intraocular lens implant implanted it's possible to remove it and "ex... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
From someone else: If you yourself are not infected with a cold or upper respiratory infection, then you most likely came into contact with someone or something that wa... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Ophthalmologist : You can either go to an ophthalmologist (md) or an optometrist for an eye infection.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Dryness: Soft contact lenses are a "barrier" to oxygen permeability of the cornea. Wearing poorly fitted contacts, wearing contacts for too many hours in the d... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Switch to a drop: Ointments usually cause blurry vision. This is why we usually prescribe them at bedtime. Since you have low vision to begin with ask your doctor to sw... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Viral: Traditionally "pink eye" is a viral infection and it is highly contagious. You should wash your hands frequently and use a hand sanitizer. You can be ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
I have two: One of my favorites is systane balance 2 -4 times a day in each eye and genteal gel at bedtime. Other helpful simple treatments are lid scrubs using e... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Yes: Cataracts are caused by many things, including age. Most people will develop cataracts later in life, but in some diabetics, especially poorly contro... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Depends: Recurrent erosions are usually a result of previous trauma to the epithelium resulting in poor adhesion to the underlying basement membrane. Keeping t... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
A few hours: I tell all my patients to go home and sleep for 3 hrs after surgery. When they wake up things are much clearer. When i see them the following day the ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
10-14 days on avg.: 10-14 days on average and it's possible to reinfect yourself if you are not taking precautions. You should wash your hands frequently or use a hand sa... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 35 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,... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Yes: Just like with any cataract surgery procedure, there are risks associated with the surgery such as infection, bleeding, pain and loss of vision. With ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 35 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... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Yes: Laser vision correction can be accomplished one of two ways; either lasik where a flap or lid is created prior to the actual laser treatment to "resha... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Depends: If the cataracts are not impairing your vision then it is recommended you wait on surgery. Cataract surgery is usually recommended by your ophthalmolo... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Lubricating drops: There are several causes of dry eye and just as many treatments. A good place to start is to use a good lubricating drop. I recommend systane balance.... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Eyelid scrubs: For my patients with blepharitis i recommend a regimen of daily lid scrubs using either liquid cetaphil facial cleanser for gentle skin or ocusoft scr... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 35 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 ... Read More
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No: We recommend sunglasses to protect your eyes from uv damage, but also to make you comfortable. Most patients after cataract surgery will experience so... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Unlikely: When you have cataract surgery your doctor is removing the cloudy lens(the cataract) and implanting a clear, artificial lens. Our goal as surgeons is ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Yes: Yes you can, but it's better to have both eyes implanted with multifocal implants so you can get the full benefit of the "reading" aspect of the impla... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Yes: Yes. There is a medication called muro 128 5% or the generic name is sodium chloride 5% solution. It's a concentrated form of salt that draws out the ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Separately: Cataract surgery and a blepharoplasty are very different surgeries and have different recovery times. I recommend having one procedure done first and ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Yes: Whenever there is pain associated with redness in an eye it is advisable to see your eye doctor as soon as possible.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Several reasons: A posterior vitreous detachment may "hover" or contract in front of the visual axis and thus cause blurring of your vision. Vitreous isn't always clea... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
A few days: For routine, uneventful cataract surgery most patients are back to their "normal" routine within a few days. Several factors affect how long it takes ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
It's a good idea: Depending on your age, if you are young and healthy it's recommended to have an eye exam every two years or so. If you're over 40 it's best to have an... Read More

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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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