Monthly Archives: January 2017

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First in Texas to Use Revolutionary New Sedative for Cataract Surgery

Phillips Kirk Labor, MD, recently became the first in Texas to use the MKO Melt, a new oral sedative designed to replace the IV normally required in cataract surgery – also called IV-Free cataract surgery. This represents one of many cataract surgery innovations Eye Consultants of Texas has introduced to DFW over the years, allowing… Read More


Updated LASIK Research Yields Continued Positive Results

According to a May 20, 2016 article appearing on the American Refractive Surgery Council (ARSC) website entitled: “New Research: LASIK Safety and Performance Continue To Impress” Like any surgical procedure, LASIK is continually researched to ensure patient safety and effectiveness. Recent high-profile studies show LASIK earning high marks for safety, outcomes and patient satisfaction, according to a May 20, 2016 article on… Read More


Electing To Have LASIK Performed? Are You A Candidate?

Elections come down to two people. Electing to get LASIK, for example, ultimately comes down to you and your doctor. You decide if you want it, and your doctor determines if you’ll get the results you want, or if you’re a candidate for LASIK in the first place. Because not everyone is a candidate for this procedure, there… Read More


Dr. Labor Earns “Tops” Status in Two Reader Surveys

Recently, Eye Consultants of Texas founder Phillips Kirk Labor, MD, was voted a “Best of the Best” for his LASIK expertise in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram readership poll. More recently, he earned Top Doctor 2016 status in a Fort Worth, Texas magazine physician survey. The Star-Telegram accolade was culled from votes submitted by readers of… Read More


Financing LASIK: More Affordable Long Term?

To have LASIK or not to have LASIK is a big decision for your health, your vision and your checkbook. It’s perfectly normal to question if it’s worth it, regardless of how much money you have in the bank. For purposes of this blog, let’s assume you’re interested in it but want to look into… Read More


Dr. Labor Earns Higher Level Board Certification

It’s common knowledge that an eye surgeon, or any physician, must be licensed in order to practice medicine in the U.S. Optometrists, although they don’t practice medicine, must also be licensed. A common, further step for eye surgeons is to become Board Certified. This is voluntary, yet it validates for patients that the doctor is… Read More


Study Claims Cataract Surgery Can Improve Sleep

According to a recent article in the UK’s Daily Mail, a study at Nara Medical University in Japan found that patients who had cataract surgery sleep better. At the heart of this study: the clouding of the lens preventing light from reaching the part of our brains that sets our body clocks. The study had… Read More


Seeking Participants For Dry Eye Clinical Research Study

We are pleased to announce that Eye Consultants of Texas is a selected site for a new Dry Eye clinical research study. The study is offered through the Eye Consultants Research Foundation to investigate the safety and effectiveness of a new Dry Eye medication. Are your eyes dry and uncomfortable at the end of the… Read More


LASIK For A Good Cause To National Geographic Fame

The Red Circle Foundation (RCF) provides immediate financial assistance to families of military Special Operators who have died in action or face extenuating circumstances. As a proud RCF Mission Partner, Dr. Labor donates LASIK procedures for auction at RCF annual gala events with 100% of proceeds going to these deserving families. At last year’s RCF… Read More


Free Crystalens Workshop & Brunch A Continued Success

Saturday, November 7, marked our fourth Crystalens Workshop & Brunch at our Grapevine office. The events are open to anyone who’s had a Crystalens implanted, is thinking about Crystalens, and Optometrists managing Crystalens patients. Led by Dr. Labor, the purpose is to help anyone with an interest learn how to get the most out of this amazing intraocular lens… Read More