Thomas O. Oei, M.D.

  • American Society of Retina Specialists
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • Barry County Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • San Antonio Society of Ophthalmology

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Oday Alsheikh

  • Diseases and Surgery of the Eye
  • Corneal Transplant
  • Diplomat American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

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Duncan A. Friedman, MD, MPH


Vitreoretinal Specialist

“My practice is devoted to the improvement of patients’ vision and lifestyle with a goal of achieving the best vision possible for each individual. I am committed to staying up to date with the most current research and innovations in the field of retinal disease and treatment. I have a particular focus in diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration. Please visit my educational website for more information and my personal take on different disease pathologies.” Dr. Friedman has been with our practice for 5 years. He is a retina specialist that treats retinal detachments, diabetic eye disease, and macular degeneration. He also focuses on uveitis and neuro-ophthalmology cases.

After completing his undergraduate degree at Brown University in Rhode Island, Dr. Friedman returned to his home city of New Orleans for medical school. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham/Callahan Eye Hospital and proceeded to a 2-year vitreoretinal fellowship with Retina Consultants of Alabama. This surgery-focused fellowship allowed him to acquire the necessary skills to treat retinal detachments, macular puckers, and diabetic retinopathy with enhanced surgical techniques.

Dr. Friedman enjoys spending his free time with his family exploring all that San Antonio has to offer. He is particularly interested in baking, cooking, discovering new restaurants, and anything related to food.

  • Diseases and Surgery of the Eye
  • Subspecialty Retina and Vitreous

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Barbara L. Ku

  • Diseases and Surgery of the Eye
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • American Medical Association

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Philip L. Smith, OD


Optometry

Dr. Philip L. Smith, a native Texan, is a Board Certified Therapeutic Optometrist who has been practicing Optometry for over eight years. He began practicing Therapeutic Optometry in San Antonio in 1991 after graduating from the University of Houston as a Doctor of Optometry. Dr. Smith attended Texas Tech University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1973. Dr. Smith specializes in contact lenses and refractive surgery. He has undergone refractive surgery himself, and can therefore, relate well to the concerns of his patients. He brings a special personal touch to their treatment. Dr. Smith became a valuable member of the Braverman Eye Team in September 1998.

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Dr. John Nicolau


I am a Fellowship-trained Glaucoma specialist in private practice in San Antonio with over 12 years of experience.

I am very proficient in cataract surgery.

I offer Premium and standard lenses and have been certified on the Alcon Femtosecond platform as well as the Intraoperative Ora.

As a glaucoma specialist, I offer Ex-Press shunts with which I have amazing success. I also offer other MIGS procedures including the I-stent. Valves and setons are also routinely performed as well as laser trabeculoplasty.