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We found 35 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Silver Compass Balanced 2000 1 near Bellaire, TX.

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

Dr. Stephen Pflugfelder's medical specialty is corneal and external diseases. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, ocular surface reconstruction, and artificial cornea transplant (keratoprosthesis surgery). Patients gave Dr. Pflugfelder an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pflugfelder honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He 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. Marshall Bowes Hamill, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 1501
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marshall Hamill is a cornea specialist. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include intraocular lens (IOL) implant, laser treatment, and eye exam. Dr. Hamill's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Hamill is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hamill is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hamill has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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

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

Dr. Samuel Yankelove's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated Dr. Yankelove highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yankelove include glaucoma. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yankelove attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

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

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Jong sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Jong include microsurgery, minor surgery, and glaucoma. Dr. Jong is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Jong's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Eye Exam, Minor Surgery, Laser Treatment, Genetic Issues, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, LASIK, Eye ... (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 works as a cornea specialist and transplant surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weikert include conjunctivitis (pink eye), LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). 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. Dr. Weikert attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Weikert has an open panel.

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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. Richard George Urso, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Urso's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is professionally affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Urso has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Urso takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Trauma

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Arnoult's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and glaucoma. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Arnoult honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Arnoult has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Michael Caplan sees patients in Houston, TX, El Campo, TX, and Katy, TX. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Caplan is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. He attended the University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Caplan has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Caplan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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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, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Douglas Koch's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. In Dr. Koch's practice, he is particularly interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, laser treatment, and refractive lens exchange (RLE). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Koch has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Koch is professionally affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, refractive lens exchange (RLE)

All Interests: Cataracts, Refractive Lens Exchange, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

Dr. John Mah Lim, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Lim's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Lim's clinical interests encompass cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Lim honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vision Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Colby Stewart, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Stewart is a physician who specializes in general practice and ophthalmology (eye disease). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Stewart has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Dr. Stewart performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Richard Willington Yee, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
5555 West South Loop; Suite 150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Yee specializes in corneal and external diseases and practices in Houston, TX and Bellaire, TX. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency 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. Dr. Yee has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yee honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Yee's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Regina Lo Sun, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
3100 Weslayan; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Regina Sun is a corneal and external diseases specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Sun average 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and laser treatment. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sun takes. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Sun attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Sun is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Sun's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Mary Trotter Green, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6624 Fannin Street; Suite 2105
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mary Green is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests include contact dermatitis, blepharoplasty, and external eye diseases. Dr. Green is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Green's office for an appointment. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Green trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Eye Exam, Uveitis, LASIK, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nan Wang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nan Wang's specialty is corneal and external diseases. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Wang is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Wang speaks Chinese. She is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery, Corneal Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3100 Weslayan Street; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erin Doe's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Doe include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Doe is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Doe completed his residency training at Brooke Army Medical Center. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Uveitis, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, ... (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.