New ophthalmologist now seeing patients at Little River RMH Clinic
Little River Healthcare is happy to announce the addition of Dr. Austin W. Chang to its team as of Wednesday, June 6. Dr. Chang will be holding clinic at Little River Healthcare Family Care Center Suite B, located on the Richards Memorial Hospital campus every Wednesday.
An Austin native, Dr. Chang earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from The University of Texas at Austin, graduating magna cum laude. He earned his medical degree from UTMB where he was on the Dean’s list and appointed chief resident by the faculty. He completed one-year surgical internship at Methodist Hospital of Dallas in 1999.
Dr. Chang is currently the Chief of Cataract and Ophthalmic services at the Eye Center of Central Texas at King’s Daughters clinic. Prior to joining The Eye Center in May of 2006, he served at The Eye Clinic of Texas in the Houston area starting in 2003. He has been named to the Best Doctors list since 2008. He has served as a physician for St. Vincent’s indigent community care clinic as well as participated in international mission work.
Beginning early in his career he served as professor at The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston, where he instr ucted other ophthalm ologists in performing cataract and LASIK surgery.
Dr. Chang specializes in no stitch cataract surgery, as well as new technolog y lens implants which include RESTOR and astigmatism correction. He has performed over 10,000 surgeries, as well as LASIK, PRK and other laser procedures to correct nearsightedness and farsightedness. Dr. Chang also provides medical and laser therapy for diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and glaucoma.
He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Texas Medicare Association, and the Texas Ophthalmic Association. He is currently on the Board of Directors for King’s Daughters clinic and is the past Medical Director for the Central Texas Day Surgery Center and Temple Surgery Center. He is currently participating in clinical trial studies.
When not working, he enjoys outdoor activities, sports and cooking with his wife Julie and their 2 children, Andrew and Sarah. Dr. Chang also takes pleasure in devoting his free time to serving others at his local church as well as local organizations.