Cornea Associates of Texas

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We have some "SUPER" talented and creative team members. Check out the winners of our costume/pumpkin contests!
To celebrate Halloween, Cornea Associates of Texas was staffed with Superheroes (Our team is full of Superheroes every day, they just came dressed a little differently today)!
Hello Cornea Associates of Texas,

I went to another Ophthalmologist yesterday (10-JUN-2020) to see if he can fix the mess that Gregory Nettune made of my right eye.

SUMMARY:
Dr. Gregory R. Nettune, MD was negligent due to:
(a) Gregory Nettune removed the stitches too early;
(b) Gregory Nettune allowed right eye to leak fluid for 40 days (17JUL2019 to 27AUG2019); Gregory Nettune refused an earlier appointment when eye was leaking, and allowed the right eye to leak for 40 days before adding back stitches; it also allowed the pressure to fall to 7 mmHg (normal is 12 to 22 mmHg);
(c) Gregory Nettune added back stitches (at my expense), which severely warped the cornea (see images below);
Because of the negligent mistakes above, it resulted in now being legally blind in my right eye (worse than 20/200; very blurry and cloudy; see images below); and I also still have stitches in right eye;

I’m sure Gregory Nettune has helped many patients, but not in my case. When Gregory Nettune was confronted about allowing the right eye to leak for a month, he claimed no responsibility for it whatsoever. Also, had I not insisted on an appointment earlier than 90 days (but was only allowed an appointment in 34 days), the outcome could have been far worse.


CHRONOLOGY:
04-OCT-2018: Dr. Gregory R. Nettune, MD performed cornea transplant (said 18 stitches would remain in right eye for 1 year).
17-APR-2019: Nettune removed 10 stitches (6 months earlier than expected). Vision worsened.
17-JUL-2019: Nettune removed last 8 stitches (3 months early). Vision worsened, the cornea came loose, eye leaked, & caused light flashes (for a total of 40 days), despite calling Dr. Nettune's office about the symptoms on 25-JUL-2019 (reported excessive fluid in eye and light flashes);
25-JUL-2019: I called Nettune's office & reported symptoms mentioned above. They said "don't worry". I still requested an appointment anyway, but was told that the soonest appointment was on 21-AUG (34 days after last 8 stitches removed);
21-AUG-2019: Nettune said cornea was loose. Eye pressure had fallen to 7mmHg (normal=12 to 22).
27-AUG-2019: Nettune performed 2nd surgery (added back 3 stitches). Eye had been leaking for 40 days. Vision worsened. Failure to address leaking sooner risked infection, complications, and I am now legally blind in right eye (very cloudy, blurry, and legally blind). I also had to pay for the 2nd surgery;
17-OCT-2019: vision is worse than the beginning before 04-OCT-2018; Hundreds of dollars spent on new glasses & contacts don't help; I cannot read anything with right eye, and I still have 3 stitches in my right eye.
11-JUN-2020: Right eye is still leaking, pressure has fallen to 11 mmHg, and is now in early stage of rejection (despite using 1 drop of Prednisolone each day as instructed); I am now legally blind in Right eye due to rejection;

Topography of cornea of right eye (i.e. very warped as of 15-OCt-2019): https://summars.com/eye/complaint.html
It is such a privilege to work with this amazing group of physicians! Beyond thankful and blessed to be a part of such an amazing network of medical professionals that truly care about their patients and their well being and health!
I’ve called 4 times and left messages and never got a response to schedule an appt. I was recommended also by a patient of theirs.
Update to my previous post below. Practice manager, Jennifer Fleming and my surgeon, Dr Zaffos are working diligently to address my issues and to correct the organizational issues with problem escalation. I feel confident that the issues I encountered are beling corrected and that this organization is very concerned about patient care.

My cataract surgeries appeared to be going well, then disaster. I can only see out of the bottom of the lenses. Looking up causes double vision with objects stacked one above the other. This is causing headaches, nausea, disorientation, and disrupting my ability to work.
I have not been able to get any help from this organization. As far as I can tell my surgeon, Dr Zaffos, has not even been informed. When I was finally sent to an associate, Dr Nettune, he began by asking what Zaffos had to say. I have no idea because I can't seem to talk to him. Then Nettune, with obvious irritation, said he doesn't know me, he has no idea why my eyes are doing this but it appears my eyes are 'out of alignment' so I need to see a specialist in strabismus because he doesn't have the tools to assess the alignment. His only referral can't see me for 4 weeks, which he said was fine, then he had them set an appointment with Zaffos in a week. Meanwhile, good luck? I am appalled at the lack of concern about how debilitating this is for my life.
God help you if anything goes wrong with this group. They are geared to fill surgeries, not follow up on problems.
After 31 years on my drivers license, restriction code A is finally removed. Thank you Dr McCall and Cornea Assoc team!
Dr Boman performed my LASIK surgery and it was a success! The staff was wonderful and my experience was great. I recommend them for LASIK surgery.
It's been over a year since I had my LASIK at CAT and I can't tell you how happy I am with it! I'm able to do so much more without the frustration of glasses and contacts. Spending time at the pool, on the lake and at the beach this summer has been the best feeling in the world! I only wish I would've done it sooner!! Thank you again!
Today is my 1 year anniversary of my cataract surgery. Thank you Dr. Beebe and staff for a great year of wonderful, clear eye sight!
This is specifically for Dr. McCall and staff...I can see! Awesome clear lens this morning. Nice to see things once again sharp and clear. Many thanks! Vicky Herr`
I had my second and last cataract removed today ( I decided my third eye had already had clear enough vision, at least on a transcendental level). So, in the last two weeks here is my assessment of this ocular journey:
PROS:
* I went from 20/400 uncorrected vision to 20/30 uncorrected vision.
* I will be able to drive at night and see separate, individual tail lights.
*No more of those pesky clip-on sun glasses! I have already bought several pairs of 'for-real' shades.
*Now when I go to the beach (because I go to the beach so often you know) and get into the water I'll still be able to gaze at the sweet things cavorting in the water without just seeing blurry human apparitions (and hopefully not get accused of sexual gazing).
CONS:
* I have been near-sighted all my life (wearing glasses since 1st grade), now I am far-sighted...gonna take some getting used to.
* I can drive and do other things farther than three feet away, but for closer work and reading I'll need glasses. I could have opted for the high dollar replacement lenses, but I'm cheap and figure reading glasses is no biggy.
* Having reading glasses at arm's reach when you need them is a habit that will take a while to get used to.

I wish to thank the professional staff at the Texas Eye Institute of Texas for helping me keep calm and not letting me run out of the pre-op room screaming like a little girl. And of course Dr. Jamie Alexander at Cornea Associates of Texas (and her very friendly surgical staff) for her excellent surgical skills and helping me through this somewhat anxious time! And my better half Debbie for toting me around here and there during this process!!

Comprised of some of the Dallas / Fort Worth region's leading cornea specialists and LASIK surgeons, Cornea Associates of Texas is dedicated to achieving exceptional laser eye surgery results and providing first-rate customer service.

Led by Henry Gelender, MD, Cornea Associates of Texas offers LASIK surgery, cornea disease treatment, corneal transplant, cataract surgery and more! Comprised of some of the Fort Worth region's leading cornea specialists and LASIK surgeons, Cornea Associates of Texas is dedicated to achieving exceptional laser eye surgery results, providing first-rate customer service, staying abreast of the lates

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Using a Home Vision Test to Order Glasses Online 09/21/2021

Using a Home Vision Test to Order Glasses Online

Ordering glasses and contacts online is very tempting! How accurate are home vision tests?

Using a Home Vision Test to Order Glasses Online Ordering glasses and contacts online is a tempting option, especially when routine care is delayed or eye clinics are closed. But how reliable are home vision tests, and should you rely on them to ord

What Is Astigmatism? 09/15/2021

What Is Astigmatism?

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Contact Lens-Related Eye Infections 09/07/2021

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09/04/2021

We will be closed Monday, September 6th in observance of Labor Day. If you have an ocular emergency during this time, please call our office at 214-692-0146 and follow the prompts to reach our on-call technician. We will
re-open Tuesday, September 7th at 8:30am. Have a Safe and Happy Labor Day Weekend!

We will be closed Monday, September 6th in observance of Labor Day. If you have an ocular emergency during this time, please call our office at 214-692-0146 and follow the prompts to reach our on-call technician. We will
re-open Tuesday, September 7th at 8:30am. Have a Safe and Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Photos from Cornea Associates of Texas's post 08/26/2021

Today is National Dog Day! Cornea Associates of Texas would like to recognize some of our fur babies.

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Over the last few weeks, many of our Cornea family students have returned to school. We would like to share some of the 2021 Back to School photos. Wishing you all a successful school year!

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We would like to recognize our Fort Worth office trivia teams. We are excited to share with you the winners of Cornea Associates of Texas trivia challenge from Fort Worth! Congratulations Y'all!

Photos from Cornea Associates of Texas's post 08/10/2021

We would like to recognize some of the superstars of our awesome team at Cornea and the winners of our Wellness Challenge! Congratulations to all! We also would like to share with you some of our trivia fun while learning about OSHA and HIPPA at Cornea Associates of Texas.

Parents: Here are 5 Steps to Protect Your Young Athletes’ Eyes 07/27/2021

Parents: Here are 5 Steps to Protect Your Young Athletes’ Eyes

Many of our children are young athletes playing multiple sports. Make sure you are protecting your young athletes' eyes. https://www.aao.org/newsroom/news-releases/detail/5-steps-to-protect-your-young-athletes-eyes

Parents: Here are 5 Steps to Protect Your Young Athletes’ Eyes Nation’s ophthalmologists remind parents that the right protective eyewear can significantly reduce the risk of eye injuries.

America's Best Eye Doctors 2021 - Ophthalmologists 07/22/2021

America's Best Eye Doctors 2021 - Ophthalmologists

Congratulations to our very own, Dr. Jamie Alexander for being nationally recognized as one of America's top Ophthalmologists!

America's Best Eye Doctors 2021 - Ophthalmologists America's Best Eye Doctors 2021 - Ophthalmologists

Looks Like the Home Office is Here to Stay. Here’s How to Protect Your Eyes 07/20/2021

Looks Like the Home Office is Here to Stay. Here’s How to Protect Your Eyes

Many transitions have occurred over the last year including many people working from home. Are you still working from home? Would you like to learn how to protect your eyes while working from home? https://www.aao.org/newsroom/news-releases/detail/protect-your-eyes-in-home-office

Looks Like the Home Office is Here to Stay. Here’s How to Protect Your Eyes In honor of March’s designation as Workplace Eye Wellness Month, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is sharing tips on how to create a comfortable work environment at home to avoid digital eye stra

The Health Exam You Didn’t Know You Needed 07/13/2021

The Health Exam You Didn’t Know You Needed

Don't forget to have your annual routine eye exam. Even though you may think it's not needed, read this article to learn why routine eye exams are so important. https://www.aao.org/newsroom/news-releases/detail/health-exam-you-didnt-know-you-needed

The Health Exam You Didn’t Know You Needed Nation’s Ophthalmologists warn that normal vision does not always mean your eyes are healthy

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Casual Wine Drinkers Less Likely to Get Cataracts

A recent study published in Ophthalmology magazine indicated a glass a wine a day could keep the doctor away! Does this include the Ophthalmologist?
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07/04/2021

Cornea Associates of Texas would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy 4th of July! We are closed Monday, July 5th in observance of 4th of July. Our office will re-open on Tuesday, July 6th at 8:30am. If you have an ocular emergency, please call our office at 214-692-0146 and follow the prompts to reach our on-call technician.
Happy Independence Day America!

Cornea Associates of Texas would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy 4th of July! We are closed Monday, July 5th in observance of 4th of July. Our office will re-open on Tuesday, July 6th at 8:30am. If you have an ocular emergency, please call our office at 214-692-0146 and follow the prompts to reach our on-call technician.
Happy Independence Day America!

One-Third Say They’ve Been Injured, Know Someone Injured by Fireworks 07/01/2021

One-Third Say They’ve Been Injured, Know Someone Injured by Fireworks

Every year there are thousands of eye injuries caused by fireworks. Cornea Associates would like to remind everyone to please practice firework safety this 4th of July. Enjoy the sparkling and twinkling of at home fireworks but remember safety first! https://www.aao.org/eye-health/tips-prevention/injuries-fireworks-survey

https://www.aao.org/eye-health/tips-prevention/injuries-fireworks-survey

One-Third Say They’ve Been Injured, Know Someone Injured by Fireworks One-third of people in the United States know someone who has been injured by fireworks or has been injured by fireworks themselves, according to a poll commissioned by the American Academy of Ophthal

Eye Injury Prevention 06/22/2021

Eye Injury Prevention

Did you know 90% of eye injuries can be prevented? Learn how to practice eye injury prevention in this article.
https://www.aao.org/eye-health/tips-prevention/preventing-injuries

Eye Injury Prevention Protective eyewear can prevent 90% of eye injuries. Know when to consult a ophthalmologist or other medical doctor after an eye injury.

06/17/2021

Are you registered to be an organ donor? If not, please consider giving the Gift of Sight and register today!
https://www.donatelife.net

Are you registered to be an organ donor? If not, please consider giving the Gift of Sight and register today!
https://www.donatelife.net

Photos from Cornea Associates of Texas's post 06/16/2021

Congratulations to our 2021 Graduates! Cornea Associates of Texas would like to recognize a few of our Cornea family graduates. We are excited to follow your next journey after graduation!

What Is a Black Eye? 06/08/2021

What Is a Black Eye?

A black eye can be a sign of a more serious injury. Learn more in this article to know what signs to look for.
https://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/black-eye

What Is a Black Eye? A black eye is bruising around the eye due to an injury to the face or head.

Heterochromia 06/03/2021

Heterochromia

Do you know someone who has one blue eye and one brown eye? Did you know there is a name for this? Learn more about it in this article.
https://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/what-is-heterochromia

Heterochromia Heterochromia (different-colored eyes) is when a person’s irises are different colors. You can have it at or soon after birth or get it later in life. Types of heterochromia include complete heterochr

05/31/2021

Cornea Associates of Texas would like to thank all of those who have served our country and remember those who have fallen for our country. Thank you for our Freedom!

We will be closed on Monday, May 31st in observance of Memorial Day. Our office will re-open on Tuesday, June 1st at 8:30am. If you have an ocular emergency and need to reach the on-call technician, please call 214-692-0146 and press option 9.

Cornea Associates of Texas would like to thank all of those who have served our country and remember those who have fallen for our country. Thank you for our Freedom!

We will be closed on Monday, May 31st in observance of Memorial Day. Our office will re-open on Tuesday, June 1st at 8:30am. If you have an ocular emergency and need to reach the on-call technician, please call 214-692-0146 and press option 9.

Fireworks Eye Safety 05/27/2021

Fireworks Eye Safety

As many celebrate Memorial Day this weekend enjoying time with friends and family, Cornea Associates of Texas would like to remind everyone to practice fireworks safety.
https://www.aao.org/eye-health/tips-prevention/injuries-fireworks-eye-safety

Fireworks Eye Safety The numbers are clear: Fireworks are dangerous and July 4 is an especially risky time for eye injuries. The most recent Consumer Product Safety Commission report found that 15% of fireworks injuries w

Photos from Cornea Associates of Texas's post 05/25/2021

We would like to recognize our Cornea Associates of Texas College Scholarship recipients for Fall 2021/Spring 2022. Each of the recipients received a $1000 scholarship. Congratulations to Emma, Braden, and Tonajah!

05/09/2021

Cornea Associates of Texas would like to wish everyone a Happy Mother's Day!

"The Art of Mothering Is to Teach the Art of Living." - Unknown

Cornea Associates of Texas would like to wish everyone a Happy Mother's Day!

"The Art of Mothering Is to Teach the Art of Living." - Unknown

Photos from Cornea Associates of Texas's post 04/26/2021

For the first time in over a year, our team went off-site for Team Building! Outdoor at Top Golf, we were able to follow CDC Covid safety guidelines AND have a great time!

Check out the super-creative Golf Foursome Team Themes and join me in congratulating our Top (and Bottom) scoring teams and individuals!

Photos from Cornea Associates of Texas's post 04/24/2021

What a fantastic start to 2021 at Cornea Associates! Please join me in celebrating our Quarterly Award Winners and two very special Anniversaries! (Not our normal Friday attire, we'll explain more in our next post!).

[04/19/21]   We are having technical difficulties with our Fort Worth and Plano phone lines. Please call our main line 214-692-0146 if you need assistance.

We are currently working on resolving these issues.

03/26/2021

Cornea Associates is now offering the first and only FDA approved Corneal Crosslinking treatment. Over the past 10 years, through clinical trials, our physicians have performed approximately 2,500 Corneal Crosslinking cases.

Adding the Avedro (Epi-Off) Crosslinking procedure allows us to offer a procedure which may be covered by your Medical Insurance plan.

If you have keratoconus, Corneal Crosslinking is an innovative therapy which can slow or event halt the progression of your condition. Your physician can discuss all available options at your next visit!

Cornea Associates is now offering the first and only FDA approved Corneal Crosslinking treatment. Over the past 10 years, through clinical trials, our physicians have performed approximately 2,500 Corneal Crosslinking cases.

Adding the Avedro (Epi-Off) Crosslinking procedure allows us to offer a procedure which may be covered by your Medical Insurance plan.

If you have keratoconus, Corneal Crosslinking is an innovative therapy which can slow or event halt the progression of your condition. Your physician can discuss all available options at your next visit!

03/25/2021

Today is Abigail's last day at Cornea Associates. Your Cornea family wishes you the best of luck in following your dream of being a veterinarian. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to our Cornea team. You will be missed!

Today is Abigail's last day at Cornea Associates. Your Cornea family wishes you the best of luck in following your dream of being a veterinarian. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to our Cornea team. You will be missed!

Photos from Cornea Associates of Texas's post 02/24/2021

We are so thankful to be back in business taking care of our patients this week!

The weather last week was rough. Physicians, team members, and patients have endured extended power outages, ruptured pipes and lack of water. Despite these challenges, our team was still able to find some time to enjoy the winter weather! Here are some of the fun pictures from our team!

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10740 N Central Expy, Ste 350
Dallas, TX
75231

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Monday 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 4pm
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