We found 31 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Gold 101 near Bellaire, TX.

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Dr. Marshall Bowes Hamill, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 1501
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marshall Hamill is a cornea specialist in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: intraocular lens (IOL) implant, laser treatment, and eye exam. Dr. Hamill is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hamill is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hamill's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Eye Exam, Descemet's Membrane Endothelial ... (Read more)

Dr. Samuel J Yankelove, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
8800 Katy Freeway; Suite 107
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Samuel Yankelove is an ophthalmologist in Houston, TX. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In Dr. Yankelove's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Yankelove is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Vision Problems, Glaucoma

Dr. Stephen Carl Pflugfelder, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 1501
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Pflugfelder sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is corneal and external diseases. His areas of expertise include the following: ocular surface reconstruction, artificial cornea transplant (keratoprosthesis surgery), and eye exam. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pflugfelder is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Pflugfelder has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Artificial Cornea Transplant, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Stem Cell Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Donald Koch, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 1501
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Koch, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests encompass laser treatment, refractive lens exchange (RLE), and cataracts. Dr. Koch is professionally affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Koch completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Koch's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Koch takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, refractive lens exchange (RLE)

All Interests: Cataracts, Refractive Lens Exchange, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, LASIK, Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

Dr. Mitchell Patrick Weikert, MS, BS, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases, Transplant Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mitchell Weikert is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in corneal and external diseases and transplant surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Weikert studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Weikert trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Weikert is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Conjunctivitis, Edema, Anterior Segment Surgery, Keratoconus, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Diabetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Zaina Nabil Al-Mohtaseb, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6701 Fannin Street; 5th Floor - Suite 510
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Zaina Al-Mohtaseb sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in LASIK, keratoconus, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Al-Mohtaseb attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She is conversant in Arabic. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Cornea Transplant, Cataracts, Keratoconus, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy

Dr. Richard W Yee, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5555 West South Loop; Suite 150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Yee's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Yee has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Yee has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases

Dr. Sumitra S Subramanyam, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1977 Butler Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sumitra Khandelwal practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Houston, TX. She is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Khandelwal include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery. Dr. Khandelwal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Khandelwal obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

Dr. Michael Bernard Caplan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3100 Weslayan Street; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Caplan is an ophthalmologist in Houston, TX, El Campo, TX, and Katy, TX. Dr. Caplan is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). After attending the University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Caplan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), radial keratotomy, LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Cataract Surgery, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, ... (Read more)

Dr. Regina Lo Sun, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3100 Weslayan; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Regina Sun sees patients in Pearland, TX, Houston, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sun is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and eye trauma. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Sun is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK

All Interests: Eye Trauma, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Cornea Problems, External Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Gene Kim, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gene Kim is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Kim's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is conversant in Korean. His professional affiliations include the University of Texas (UT) Physicians and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: LASIK, Dry Eyes, Cornea Transplant, Cataracts

Dr. Reem Z Renno, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2900 Westheimer
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Reem Renno is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. She graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Her clinical interests include facial problems, thyroid problems, and moles. Dr. Renno accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Renno (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. She is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Renno welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Eye Trauma, Cosmetic Surgery, Eye Exam, Skin Cancer, Facial Problems, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles A Garcia, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Garcia practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, minor surgery, and laser treatment. Dr. Garcia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Garcia takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Eye Exam, Minor Surgery, Laser Treatment, Diabetes, LASIK, Photorefractive ... (Read more)

Dr. Timmy A Kovoor, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Timmy Kovoor is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Kovoor's areas of expertise include the following: contact dermatitis, blepharoplasty, and glaucoma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Kovoor has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, LASIK, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, Cornea ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Robert Holz, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2727 Gramercy; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Holz's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Holz's clinical interests include eye trauma, diabetic retinopathy, and peripheral vascular disease. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Holz welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Eye Trauma, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, LASIK, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Jarrett, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
902 Frostwood Drive; Suite 146
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alan Jarrett is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Jarrett's practice, he is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jarrett has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Macular Degeneration, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Comprehensive ... (Read more)

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What is Refractive Surgery?

Refractive errors are problems in the shape of the eye that prevent light from being focused as it should. Small changes to the shape of the cornea (the clear, dome-shaped layer covering the front of the eye) and length of the eyeball can make vision blurry. Refractive surgery is any surgery on the eye that corrects a refractive error, improving vision and reducing the need for glasses and contacts. The most well-known refractive surgery is LASIK surgery, but there are several kinds.

LASIK surgery uses lasers to reshape the cornea. It can be used to treat most cases of near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism. An ophthalmologist cuts away a flap of tissue covering the cornea, then guides a laser to lower or raise the curve of the cornea or to smooth out the surface of one with irregularities. It only takes 10 - 15 minutes per eye, and it is permanent.

LASEK is a very similar procedure that involves a thinner ‘flap’ under which the ophthalmologist operates. It may take slightly longer to heal, but it is a better choice for people with thin corneas.

There are several other kinds of surgery that reshape the cornea, including photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), conductive keratoplasty (CK), and laser thermal keratoplasty (LTK). While these procedures are not always as effective at vision correction as LASIK, they are also not as invasive. Unlike LASIK, they do not involve cutting open the flap of corneal tissue at the beginning of the procedure. PRK trims only the top layer of the cornea, while CK and LTK use heat to create precise scarring that will reshape it. There also may be less risk of side effects.

For severe cases of myopia, or nearsightedness, a procedure called phakic intraocular lenses may be used. These are like an implantable contact lens that is permanently inserted into the eye, in front of the natural lens.

Although an optician can refer patients to a surgeon, refractive surgery can only be performed by an ophthalmologist. A complete eye exam and consultation should always be performed. While recovery may take a few days of discomfort and blurry vision, it can lead to a lifetime free of glasses and contacts.
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