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Leading Eye Surgeon Joins Eye Clinic of Austin

Thomas Henderson, MD, and Melanie Prosise, OD are excited to welcome leading eye surgeon Farhan A. Irshad, MD to the Eye Clinic of Austin family.  Dr. Irshad recently practiced at Wallace Eye Associates in Alexandria, Louisiana as Director of Cornea and Refractive Laser Surgery and continues to serve as an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Tulane Medical Center.  He also serves on the medical advisory board at Southern Eye Bank.

“From the moment we met, I knew that Dr. Irshad was a perfect fit for the Eye Clinic of Austin,” said Dr. Henderson.  “He is a highly skilled surgeon and thoughtful physician.  He is focused on providing the best possible patient care and is determined to keep his skills at the forefront of ophthalmology.  More importantly, he is a warm, generous person and a devoted husband and father.  I am delighted to have Dr. Irshad join the Eye Clinic of Austin.”

Board certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and fellowship trained in cornea and refractive surgery, Dr. Irshad has been voted one of the top ophthalmologists in central Louisiana.  He specializes in laser cataract and lens exchange surgery, LASIK refractive surgery, Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS including iStent, Cypass, Xen Gel Stent), corneal and glaucoma pathology in both adults and children. He also performs the latest breakthroughs in corneal transplants, including the partial thickness corneal transplant procedures.

“I’m very excited to be joining the team at Eye Clinic of Austin,” said Dr. Irshad. “I look forward to providing excellent, customized, and complete eye care for the whole family in the Austin community.”

After completing a double major in undergraduate studies at Washington University and earning his Doctorate of Medicine from University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Dr. Irshad then completed his residency and fellowship training at Tulane Medical Center.  He spent several years teaching surgery and supervising residents at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in central Louisiana before joining private practice and becoming a high-volume cataract and corneal surgeon.

Dr. Irshad is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons.  He has several publications in peer-reviewed journals and most recently authored a cover story on “The Economics of Laser Cataract Surgery” in the February edition of Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today.

A former Eagle Scout, Dr. Irshad also has a strong interest in local, national and international community service.  He contributes to Habitat for Humanity, volunteers on medical mission trips to Mexico with the World Cataract Foundation and performs vision and glaucoma screenings in underserved communities.  He spent the past three years on the Board of Directors at the Montessori Educational Center and is married with two boys.  Dr. Irshad’s passions include hiking, traveling, and race car driving and instructing.

“My family and I look forward to the transition to Austin,” said Dr. Irshad.