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Dr. Dawn Buckingham, M.D., Austin TX opthalmologist.
Meet Our Doctors Dawn C. Buckingham, M.D.

Dawn C. Buckingham, M.D

Dr. Buckingham, is an Austin native and an Oculoplastic Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon who specializes in medical and surgical conditions of the lacrimal gland (tearing and dry eyes), nasolacrimal duct, conjunctiva, eyelids, eyebrows, eyelid skin cancer and rhytids (skin wrinkles). Within her practice, she evaluates and treats patients of all ages. Additionally, Dr. Buckingham accepts general ophthalmology patients and performs cataract surgery.


Dr. Buckingham holds leadership positions in her county, state and national medical associations, is a course director at the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting, and currently is the Republican nominee for Texas State Senate district 24, representing 17 counties and 20,000 miles of the heart of Texas.


Dr. Buckingham is the president of the Texas Ophthalmological Association. She serves the American Academy of Ophthalmology on the board of directors for OPHTHPAC. At the Texas Medical Association, she is on the council on legislation and is a TEXPAC district chairwoman. For the Travis County Medical Society, she is the chairwoman of the bylaws committee. Dr. Buckingham participates in numerous charitable organizations and is often at the legislature to advocate on behalf of the patients of Texas.


Specialized services offered by Dr. Buckingham include evaluation and management of:

  • Ptosis (upper eyelid drooping) for both children and adults
  • Dermatochalasis (Functional and cosmetic correction of extra eyelid skin, and fat)
  • Entropion (Eyelid turning in)
  • Ectropion (Eyelid turning out)
  • Eyelid Skin Cancers
  • Blepharospasm (Involuntary eyelid blinking)
  • Thyroid Related Eye Disease
  • The Wet Eye (Excessive tearing)
  • Blind Painful Eyes (When the eye needs to be removed)
  • Rhytids (Wrinkles requiring cosmetic BOTOX ® treatment)
  • Cataracts


Educational Background


High School: Westlake High School
Undergraduate Degree: The University of Texas, Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology; Magna cum Laude
Medical School: The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston – Alpha Omega Alpha
Residency in Ophthalmology: The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Fellowship in Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Albany Medical Center, Albany, New York


Memberships, Societies and Recognitions


American Academy of Ophthalmology
Texas Ophthalmological Association
Travis County Medical Society
Texas Medical Association
American Medical Association
2011 – Texas “Best Doctors”
2011 – Austin Business Journal “Woman of Influence”
2011 – Super Doctor® by Texas Monthly Magazine
2012 – Super Doctor® by Texas Monthly Magazine
2013 – Super Doctor® by Texas Monthly Magazine
2013 – Star Advocate for the American Academy of Ophthalmology
2013 – American Academy of Ophthalmology Flaps in Eyelid Reconstruction Course Director
2013 – American Academy of Ophthalmology Botox and Fillers Course Director

2014 – Lake Travis Independent School District Board Member
2014 – Super Doctor® by Texas Monthly Magazine