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Dr. Mark Suggs

Ophthalmology
Wichita Falls, TX
38 years experience male

Locations

Suggs Eye Center

Wichita Falls, TX

Address

4007 Seabury, Wichita Falls, TX
Directions

Fax

940-696-8792

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Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

44 Answers
12 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Simply put...: When a person is myopic or nearsighted, they can find a spot where they can see up close without glasses. The more myopic the closer they have to hol... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Heredity : If you are nearsighted, as long as you are still growing your eyes will be growing as well causing more nearsightedness. Also, extensive reading or c... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Floaters: Floaters are normal, occur at a younger age in active people or with nearsightedness. It is caused by light hitting " debris" in the fluid inside the ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Not common: There are special testing which can be done, i would suggest they be done by a corneal specialist. But the hallmark is unstable refractions, caused b... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Normally not.: As long as you are growing, your eyes grow and get more nearsighted. Also, most people's eyes get worse during college (if they study or read a lot). ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Perhaps: It is a genetic disorder with the parents acting as carriers. Atcp.Org might be a good starting place to investigate genetic counseling prior to conc... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Yes : Sometimes eye drops are prescribed for the ears. That is ok. At least in the past, the ph of eye drops was more neutral than the drops used only for... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
See a doctor.: An ophthalmologist is able to roughly check the vision of an infant. But more importantly there can be very serious and even life threatening reasons... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Flashes and floaters: The warning signs for a retinal tear are flashes of light (like a streak of lightening) and a sudden increase in floaters. This needs to be checked a... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Topical steroids: If you have no contraindications an antibiotic/steroid ointment (needs to be an ophthalmic ointment) can be applied to speed the recovery.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Depends: While laser eye surgery is an alternative to glasses or contacts, this is a personal question. I perform laser eye surgery every week and frequently ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Laser surgery: Laser surgery will give you comparable vision to what you have with well fit glasses or contacts.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Perhaps : It could be that there is a small residual prescription and glasses could help. Also possible that you are experiencing dry eye symptoms. Go to an ey... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Close observation: Optic disc drusen is not curable and can cause other problems. I like to treat my patients with glaucoma drops to keep the intraocular pressure low, a... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Where the opacity is: We generally divide cataracts by the location. Senile cataracts would include all types. Nuclear cats occur in the nucleus or center of the lens, co... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Reading glasses: It could simply be the need for reading glasses. This need occurs in the 40's. But check with an eye doctor to rule out other causes.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Pataday: I rx Pataday or Patanol (olopatadine) commonly. The over the counter allergy drops may in some cases have a rebound affect which is not desirable.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Heat: Apply heat to the eyelid and wash it with an eyelid cleaner. There are several available commercially, but dilute baby shampoo will also work. Heat ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Ask your doctor: This is not a question that can be answered generically. Depends on the type of contact and the health of your eye. Ask the doctor that prescribed th... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Not worth the chance: I have not heard of sun exposure helping. This is a difficult condition to treat. I would not risk potential skin damage and stick with more conventi... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Think medical: Thin eyebrows in men can be a result of "normal" male pattern hair loss. But there are several medical conditions that should be explored, such as th... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Shouldnt: Contacts are like shoes. The same size in different brands fit differently. Contacts should always be fit by a doctor. After that if you wish to reo... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Time and trars: Frequent use of preservative free tear drops (every hour or two for a day) should help if there is not significant damage to the eye. But would be wo... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
No : Myopia and astigmatism are different. You can be myopic with or without astigmatism or vice versa.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
No: Dilated pupils is one of the known side effects of the drug. The pupils will return to normal with time once you discontinue the drug.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
See an eye doctor: There are so many things that can cause poor night vision that it really needs to be explored. It can be as easy as dry eyes or early cataracts, to a... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Yearly: That said, if retinal issues are detected, perhaps more often.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
None: Pain in the eyes should be investigated and the cause treated at the source... Systemic pain medication typically has little effect. Anti-inflammato... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Depends: Mostly it depends on the severity of the burn. The deeper into the skin the chemical penetrates the more the damage and the longer it will take to he... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
It's ok.: This is a hotly debated topic. Do people who read more become progressively more nearsighted? And if they do, is it because of the extensive reading?... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Infection: I do not recommend sleeping in contacts on a regular basis. I like to see patients think of sleeping in contacts as an option, but on most nights take... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Blocked gland: Most common would be a chalazion, which is an eyelid gland that gets blocked and then infected. Use moist heat to try and bring it to a head. If not ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Why risk it?: The glue for the eyelashes might not be safe. The skin on the eyelids is very thin and chemicals could be absorbed and affect your baby. I'm not sur... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Yes: Eye drops can be used in ears without any problems.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Stop the drops : Red eyes are not specific. You need to see an eye doctor who can find out why your eyes are red and treat the cause. Some otc allergy drops have a re... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Reading glasses: Reading glasses or bifocals are part of aging. It's going to occur. The muscles in the eye that focuses up close weaken and the lens becomes less fl... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Not sure...: Know you've been looking for an answer for a while. That said, I have only heard of the african variety of this disease. I would look for an infectiou... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Fat soluble : Those, as well as other vitamins, dissolve in fat. If you lower the amount of fat in milk, you lower the amount of fat soluble vitamins as well. Add... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
???: The cornea is a clear covering over the colored part of the eye, the iris. It can't be moved. The conjunctiva is a clear tissue on the white part of ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Possible: While possible, not probable, especially of medically induced. First, find the cause by seeking medical advise. Then it can be determined if treatme... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
It doesn't : The yellow discoloration is just more visible against the white back drop of the sclera.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Icterus: When red blood cells break down they release bilirubin. This bilirubin is filtered out by the body's coffee filter, the liver. If the liver is not w... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Yes and no.: Astigmatism is normally stable, unless there is an underlying problem. Hyperopia (while it does not really increase) becomes more evident as we age, ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
38 years experience
Yes: You can shop for frames and then get a prescription for the lenses to put in those frames.

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Dr. Suggs is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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