What is a Glaucoma Specialist?
A glaucoma specialist is an ophthalmologist that specializes in the management of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a condition that can lead to the loss of vision because the pressure in the eye can be too high. A glaucoma specialist works with patients to lower their eye pressure and decrease their risk of vision loss by using medications, lasers, and surgery if needed. A glaucoma specialist has completed at least one year of additional fellowship training in glaucoma following a three year medical residency in ophthalmology after finishing medical school.
Meet Dr. Volosko
Meet Dr. Irina Volosko, a leading glaucoma specialist in Austin and a proud team member of Eye Clinic of Austin. Using the latest technology, she provides expertise in treating glaucoma patients in our community.
Dr. Volosko completed her fellowship training in glaucoma at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, while also serving as Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology. She has authored several articles in various peer-reviewed publications over the last several years and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Women in Ophthalmology as well as other member organizations.
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Recognition
Cataract Surgery Patient 7
“He has the best bedside manner, his staff is wonderful, and I’m so glad I did it with him — he’s great.”
Cataract Surgery Patient 6
“The surgery was miraculous! I mean, as soon as he was through, I could already see better. I just can’t say it enough — I’m so happy with it.”
Cataract Surgery Patient 5
“When I got the surgery, even as my eyes were healing, I noticed things were very vivid, very clear.”
Cataract Surgery Patient 4
“The surgery with Dr. Irshad was like nothing. It was over so quickly! I didn’t have to do anything except just lay there and it was really easy.”
Cataract Surgery Patient 3
“Your eyes are pretty precious and you have to trust the people that are going to be working on them, and definitely the group here is great.”
Cataract Surgery Patient
“My vision is totally clear. I can see everything. Everything is just plain as day... It was effortless. Everything went so smoothly.”
Cataract Surgery Patient 2
"The whole world is a lot crisper and clearer and more beautiful to me right now... The whole practice is just professional and wonderful to deal with and completely gave me confidence. I’ve sent a few people over here already. I rave about this place."
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