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Dr. Abdul Khan

Ophthalmology
Mesquite, TX
25 years experience male

Locations

Southwest Eye Clinics

Mesquite, TX

Address

4355 Interstate 30, Suite 100, Mesquite, TX
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(214) 501-5425

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery

Surgery - Trauma

Languages spoken

Arabic, Hindi

Doctor Q&A

48 Answers
55 Agrees
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Good peripheral view: Retina specialist are trained to examine the entire retina all the way to the most peripheral parts, to search for defects. The view to the far periph... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Retinal hemorrhages.: Advanced stages of chronic hypertensive damage can demonstrate retinal hemorrhages. Also, very high blood pressures (malignant hypertension) can acute... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Major risk factor. : Diabetes has become exceedingly common, and so have its complications, which include coronary heart disease (chd), stroke, peripheral arterial disease... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Glare: If glare is a common symptom in middle-age or older individuals, then should be checked for cataracts. Other eye conditions may also cause significant... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Very possible. : Hyphemas require urgent assessment by an ophthalmologist as they may result in permanent visual impairment. A long-standing hyphema may result in corn... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Angular blepharitis.: There is a distinct entity that affects the corners of the eye called angular blepharitis. It can be allergic/atopic in nature, but commonly can also ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Not usually. : Typically, retina procedures are done for conditions that adversely affect the vision. Treatment options are geared towards stopping vision loss or in... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Optometry: The main difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist is that an optometrist is not a physician while an ophthalmologist is a qualified me... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Retinitis pigmentosa: Retinitis pigmentosa (rp) is a group of inherited disorders characterized by progressive peripheral vision loss and night vision difficulties that can... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Diabetic retinopathy: Diabetic retinopathy can occur at any stage in a diabetic patient. That is why an annual dilated eye examination by an ophthalmologist or retina speci... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Very possible. : Hyphemas require urgent assessment by an ophthalmologist as they may result in permanent visual impairment. A long-standing hyphema may result in corn... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
As with any other. : Timolol, like most meds, has a wide range of reported side effects, some more serious than others, some more frequent than others. Read the package in... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
2 types. Wet and dry: There are two types of macular degeneration (amd), dry and wet. There are vitamins and nutrients that have been shown to decrease the risk of progress... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Toxo: If it is an inactive and stable chorio-retinal scar then the treatment is observation. If the toxoplasmosis has re-activated and there is inflammation... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Review with doctor. : It seems as if your blood sugar levels have become less controlled recently. It may be due to a number of factors; such as poor diet, lack of exercise... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Rare disease: Serpiginous choroiditis is a rare, usually bilateral, chronically recurring, acute inflammatory entity which affects otherwise healthy middle-aged men... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Myopic degeneration.: Myopic degeneration is related to stretching of the eye tissue which occurs due to increased axial length of myopia. Firstly, you would need an annual... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Retinitis pigmentosa: Retinitis pigmentosa (rp) is a group of inherited disorders characterized by progressive peripheral vision loss and night vision difficulties that can... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Not necessarily. : Typically, retina procedures are done for conditions that adversely affect the vision. Treatment options are geared towards stopping vision loss or in... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Age of onset. : Typically, macular degeneration occurs in patients older than 55 years, and called age-related. There may be genetic associations as well. However, ma... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Physician assistant: Yes. A pa can work for alongside an ophthalmologist as an ophthalmology pa. But there is no formal specialization training program for pa, like resid... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Dry or wet?: Macular degeneration comes in two flavors: dry and wet. Typically, dry amd is treated with eye vitamins and nutrients. Wet amd may require frequent i... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Better not to. : Resting the eye is very important for the hyphema to clear. Many ophthalmologists would recommend bed rest, or at least limited activity with elevatio... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Variety of causes: Retinal disorders can be caused by a wide variety of conditions, such as infection, inflammation, chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, trauma,... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Not possible. : There is no such thing as an eye transplant. At this time, only certain eye tissues can be transplanted, such as the cornea or sclera. There is no tra... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Have it checked out.: Any pain that is persistent and unresolving needs to be evaluated to make sure that it is nothing serious. Dull ache pain around the eye can be anythi... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Yes. No. : Diagnosis of a cataract, whether incipient or otherwise, is best done through a dilated pupil under slit lamp examination by a trained ophthalmologist... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Vascular retinopathy: Vascular sclerosis (or hardening of the retinal blood vessels), mostly in the arterioles, are associated with chronic effects of hypertension. Venous... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
AMD: There are multiple causes of macular degeneration and are usually age and history dependent. Most commonly in those over 55 is age-related macular deg... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Rare disease. : Serpiginous choroiditis is a rare, usually bilateral, chronically recurring, acute inflammatory entity which affects otherwise healthy middle-aged men... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Optometry: The main difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist is that an optometrist is not a physician while an ophthalmologist is a qualified me... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Highly variable. : Most patients with macular degeneration have the dry type and suffer mild decrease in vision. However, macular degeneration is likely to cause signifi... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Vague symptoms. : I would recommend you see an ophthalmologist to rule out any problems in the eye or ocular pathway causing your symptoms.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Rare disease. : Serpiginous choroiditis is a rare, usually bilateral, chronically recurring, acute inflammatory entity which affects otherwise healthy middle-aged men... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
In early stages. : Most forms of diabetic retinopathy are highly treatable with good prognosis if caught in its early stages. Therefore, every diabetic should have an an... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Key is early. : Ophthalmic manifestations of diabetes are dependent on the severity of long term damage caused to the small blood vessels in the eye. If visually sign... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
No. : Retinal detachments, due to retinal tears are called rhegmatogenous retinal detachments (rrd). Rrd is not preventable through diet, vitamin supplemen... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Not exactly.: Macular degeneration is a progressive degeneration of the macula resulting from age and genetics. Trauma could cause damage or scarring to the macular... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Lutein: Yes. A number of studies have found that lutein and zeaxanthin either help prevent age-related macular degeneration or may slow progression of the dis... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Need to be worked-up: Pain with eye movement may signify an optic nerve problem. Pelvic soreness may or may not be associated with your eye condition. It should, neverthele... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
It depends. : Glasses or contacts may improve vision in a otherwise healthy eyes. If there is damage from eye disease, they may help to some degree, but may not hel... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Likely not. : Unfortunately, some patients, particularly those with chronic retinal detachment, do not recover any vision, even if it can be fixed. The more severe ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Vitamin therapy. : Macular degeneration is age-related in susceptible individuals. There is no cure for it, but there are vitamins and nutrients that have been shown to ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Flashes: I would recommend a dilated eye examination by a retina specialist immediately to make sure you do not have retinal tear or retinal detachment.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Disease of retina. : A retinal disorder is anything that affects the normal anatomy or function of the tissue lining the inside of the eye called the retina.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Gentle cleaning. : Getting rid of eyebrow dandruff depends, in part, on what is actually causing the dry, flaky skin in the eyebrow area. Depending on the cause, you may... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Retinal detachment. : Depends on how you heal and what is placed in the eye during surgery, silicone oil vs. Gas. Typically, 2-4 months are required for complete healing. 6... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
AMD. : As a person ages, the macular tissue may degenerate, or weaken. This is dry amd. If there is significant thinning, then central vision may be affected... Read More

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Mar 19, 2014
Highly professional colleague and invaluable asset to the HealhTap community!
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Khan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Khan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Fluorometholone was given by Ophthamlogist but still temperory effect
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, LA
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

LSU HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER - SHREVEPORT

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