Eye Clinic - Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas
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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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Eye Clinic

About the Program

The Michael E. DeBakey VAMC Eye Care Line provides state-of-the-art compassionate care, utilizing nationally acclaimed experts and the latest surgical techniques and procedures, our Veterans.

With experts in:

  • Cataract surgery
  • Corneal surgery
  • Glaucoma medical and surgical care
  • Medical and Surgical Retinal Specialist treating Retinal Detachments
  • Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Strabismus Specialist
  • Neuro-Ophthalmological specialist
  • Specialist in Ocular Oncology and Ocular-Plastic conditions

Our staff are faculty members at the renowned Baylor College of Medicine and are nationally recognized as excellent educators and providers of cutting edge treatment and compassionate care. In fiscal year 2018, we completed almost 2,000 surgeries and had 49,000 patient encounters in the Eye Clinic.

We are the biggest VA Eye Clinic in the country with published outcomes that surpass all performance measures. All 55 employees engage as a fine-tuned efficient team with outstanding customer satisfaction.

Services Offered


  • Preventive eye care
  • Eye glasses prescription
  • Contact lens for eye disease


  • Vision loss evaluations

We offer comprehensive medical and surgical management of many conditions, including:

  • Cataract surgery with or without laser with specialty lenses
  • Corneal surgery including corneal transplant
  • Glaucoma surgery, including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery using stents, complex glaucoma surgery including trabeculectomy, tube shunts, bleb revisions
  • Neurological care involving the eye
  • Plastic procedures, including blepharoplasty, lid procedures and fracture repair
  • Low vision rehabilitation and therapy


The VISOR Program enhances the independence and quality of life for Veterans and Servicemembers experiencing vision loss through comprehensive rehabilitation programs.


Contact Info


  • Room 1C-300

Contact Number(s)

  • 713-794-7450

Hours of Operation

  • Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.