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FROM THE DESK OF ….. B. David Brent, MD

My Dear Patients:
I have been practicing ophthalmology for over 35 years, the majority of that
time in Austin and at the same location at Seton Northwest Hospital. It has been
an honor and a pleasure to get to know each and every one of you and to
facilitate your visual journey through life.
Time has come for a change. Over the past three years I have been involved
in Retina Research , exploring new and better treatment for retinal diseases. As
a physician and a surgeon, my goal has always been to help you see the best you
can. As I enter my sixties, I have come to the realization that I can best help
people by focusing my direct clinical care to patients in the research arena.
Change is always hard for everyone. I do not want you to worry about your
eye care. I have arranged for my retina patients to be seen by a wonderful
retinal specialist.-Dr. Makkouk. As a child, Dr. Makkouk’s family members
were patients of mine. He was fascinated by the technology of my retina
practice, and as it turns out, he chose a career in the field. He trained at Yale
University, is a board-certified ophthalmologist and has been in private practice
here in Austin for two years. His office is just five minutes from my current
location. He’s a great doctor and a good person. He will continue to take care
of your retina needs. Just call my office at 512-338-5222 as always and we will
schedule your appointment with Dr. Makkouk.
For my non-retina patients (such as glaucoma patients and those needing
routine eye care), I recommend you continue to see my associate, Dr. Marilyn
McCluskey here at Premier Eye Care, PA. Dr. McCluskey is also a board-certified ophthalmologist. We have worked together for my entire career here in
Austin. I recommend her highly. She will be able to provide you with copies of
records when needed.
I sincerely thank you for the trust you have given me to take care of you and
wish you only happiness in the future.