Upon completion of his undergraduate degree with Magna Cum Laude Honors at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas Dr. Nicolau was accepted to The Texas Tech School of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas. After a prestigious one year Transitional Internship at JPS Hospital in Fort Worth, he then returned to Lubbock to complete a 4 year Residency at the Texas Tech Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.

Following two years in private practice Dr Nicolau returned to academia to further his training and completed a one year Glaucoma Fellowship at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

Glaucoma Fellowship at Parkland Hospital provides the training to treat many types of glaucoma as well as the surgical experience to perform traditional glaucoma surgeries such as trabeculectomy and tube-shunt implants in addition to newer and emerging technologies classified as MIGS procedures which call for minimally invasive techniques. (Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery) Ex-Press Stunts are one of many examples of these minimally invasive procedures.

Dr. Nicolau has many interests outside of medicine but spends most of his time with his two boys, family and friends. He is an avid baseball and football fan and travels many weekends with both boys to baseball tournaments out of town and out of state. He also takes his kids fishing and camping quite often as he did himself growing up on the coast in Corpus Christi, Texas.