‘The Exam Room’ Focuses on Eye Health

This month’s “The Exam Room,” a Facebook Live Q&A event, featured Dr. Erica Renee Alvarez, M.D., a clinical instructor of ophthalmology in TTUHSC El Paso’s Department of Surgery. Dr. Alvarez, who sees patients at Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso at Transmountain, answered viewers’ questions on eye health.

During the broadcast Friday, Nov. 16, Dr. Alvarez discussed treatments for macular degeneration, strategies for coping with presbyopia, how to look for signs of vision problems in toddlers, and other topics related to eye health.

Dr. Alvarez is an El Paso native who was part of the first class at TTUHSC El Paso’s Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She is one of only 30 ophthalmologists nationwide who specializes in ocular oncology (the study and treatment of tumors of the eye).

Watch a recap of “The Exam Room” below.