Meet the Doctor

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Gina Cottle is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract surgery, LASIK and corneal transplantation. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has completed additional fellowship training in the fields of Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery. She is an active speaker in the fields of cataract surgery, dry eye disease and corneal disorders.

Dr. Cottle is a native of Texas. She completed her undergraduate education at Bucknell University, her Ophthalmology Residency at the Medical College of Virginia, and she completed a Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship at Eye Consultants of Atlanta and Emory Vision Correction Center, where she learned from some of the most experienced refractive surgeons in the world. Dr. Cottle was in private practice in Atlanta, Myrtle Beach and Birmingham, Alabama. It was during these years that she had the opportunity to fine-tune her surgical abilities. She has been performing cataract, corneal and refractive surgery since the year 2000. She offers a wide selection of premium intraocular lenses and laser assistance for her cataract surgery patients, to accommodate a variety of lifestyles. She offers the most technologically advanced procedures for LASIK eye surgery. She has extensive training in corneal disorders and performs the most minimally invasive transplantation procedures. She also offers corneal crosslinking for the treatment of keratoconus, and she is an expert in dry eye disease. Dr. Cottle was the first surgeon in Texas to perform the Implantable Miniature Telescope for advanced macular degeneration after the FDA approved the device in 2011.

Dr. Cottle and Family

Dr. Cottle is excited to be able to offer advanced technology and quality patient care to her community and surrounding areas. She enjoys the ability to help patients become free of glasses or contact lenses and to improve their quality of life through better vision. In her free time, Dr. Cottle enjoys spending time with her family of six, enjoying the outdoors, listening to live music and taking in the various cultural events around town.

Dr. Annie Chan is an ophthalmologist who recently joined Dr. Cottle at Lake Austin Eye at the end of July 2017. For the past 4 years she was privileged to be an Assistant Professor at UT Health San Antonio, which not only allowed her to care for the residents of San Antonio and surrounding South Texas but also to teach and train ophthalmology residents and other medical professionals in the art of medicine and eye care. She enjoyed learning from her colleagues and from those whom she taught. Although Dr. Chan is a native of Austin, her educational pursuits took her from the West to East coasts. After completing a rigorous residency program in Ophthalmology at the Dean McGee Eye Institute in Oklahoma City, OK in 2012, she found a passion for treating corneal and external diseases and was selected to stay on as a fellow to train in Cornea, cataract, refractive surgery, and external disease.

Dr. Chan provides comprehensive eye care with a special interest in collagen crosslinking, the latest corneal transplantation techniques such as DMEK and treatment of dry eyes and other ocular surface diseases. She is also a leading surgeon in laser cataract surgery and offers the most up-to-date intraocular lens choices.

She is delighted to be back in her hometown as an eye physician and surgeon to serve with excellence and dedication to her patients. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and enjoys photography, hiking, and acoustic guitar.