The Retina

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Dr. Fuad Makkouk is a Doctor of Medicine and a Yale fellowship trained Surgical Retina Specialist. Dr. Makkouk is able to diagnose and treat all retinal conditions by utilizing cutting-edge lasers and surgical techniques to provide each patient with the best care.  Book an appointment with Dr. Fuad Makkouk and the team at Austin Eye Center today by calling or booking an appointment online.

The Retina

The retina consists of a thin layer of cells which line the back wall of your eye. The retina can be thought of as the film of a camera; its cells are able to capture light and then transmit it to your brain via the optic nerve. Damage to this layer of cells can cause symptoms, such as flashes of light and permanent vision loss. There are many different types of retinal diseases, with some of the most common including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal detachment/tear, macular hole, and even cancer. As a fellowship trained Surgical Retina Specialist, Dr. Makkouk and the team at Austin Eye Center have all of the necessary experience and tools to diagnose and treat all retinal conditions. For cutting-edge diagnosis and treatment of retinal issues in a comfortable setting call today or schedule an appointment online with Austin Eye Center.


Our Services

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Macular Degeneration & AMD

Age-related macular degeneration causes cells in the macula (the central portion of the retina responsible…
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Diabetic Retinopathy

When Diabetes affects the eyes it is called Diabetic Retinopathy. Diabetic Retinopathy can cause vision loss…

Eye Exams

Regular screening exams are an important part of guarding your vision and health. Dr. Makkouk…
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Epiretinal Membrane

An Epiretinal membrane is a growth of scar tissue over the center of the retina, called the macula…
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Macular Hole

A macular hole may have no symptoms, or you may notice a decrease in vision or portions of…
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During a vitrectomy, Dr. Fuad Makkouk, will remove the jelly from the back of the eye called the vitreous..

Dr. Makkouk welcomes new and existing patients to Austin Eye Center.

To learn more, call or book an appointment online today.