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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Jong practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: microsurgery, minor surgery, and glaucoma. Dr. Jong honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Jong completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Eye Exam, Minor Surgery, Laser Treatment, Genetic Issues, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (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 corneal and external diseases specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hamill include intraocular lens (IOL) implant, laser treatment, and eye exam. Dr. Hamill's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He 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. Dr. Hamill attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Hamill is accepting 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. Stephen Carl Pflugfelder, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 1501
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Pflugfelder is a cornea specialist in Houston, TX. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Pflugfelder's clinical interests: ocular surface reconstruction, artificial cornea transplant (keratoprosthesis surgery), and eye exam. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pflugfelder takes. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Pflugfelder has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes 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. Mitchell Patrick Weikert, MS, BS, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases, Transplant Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mitchell Weikert is a specialist in corneal and external diseases and transplant surgery. He works in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weikert include conjunctivitis (pink eye), LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Weikert studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weikert 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. Richard Willington Yee, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
5555 West South Loop; Suite 150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Yee's area of specialization is corneal and external diseases. Dr. Yee graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs 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. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yee has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Yee's professional affiliations include 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. Samuel Jay 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 special interest in glaucoma. Dr. Yankelove's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yankelove accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Yankelove attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is professionally 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

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Arnoult's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Arnoult include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and glaucoma. Dr. Arnoult accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his residency, Dr. Arnoult trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received the following distinction: 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. Douglas Donald Koch, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 1501
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Koch's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Koch include laser treatment, refractive lens exchange (RLE), and cataracts. The average patient rating for Dr. Koch is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Koch's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Koch is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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

Dr. Regina Sun's medical specialty is corneal and external diseases. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sun include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and laser treatment. Dr. Sun's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Sun attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sun has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She 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. Michael Bernard Caplan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3100 Weslayan Street; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Caplan is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated Dr. Caplan highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Caplan attended medical school at the University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Caplan has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional 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, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Lim works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Lim has indicated that his clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. 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. For his residency, Dr. Lim trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is in-network for 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, Cataracts, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin H Merkley, MBA, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5420 W. Loop South; #4200
Bellaire, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Merkley works as an ophthalmologist in Galveston, TX, League City, TX, and Bellaire, TX. After attending the University of Utah School of Medicine, Dr. Merkley completed his residency training at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland. In his practice, Dr. Merkley focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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 professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

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

Dr. William Stewart specializes in general practice and ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Houston, TX. Patients gave Dr. Stewart an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stewart include LASIK and cataracts. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete 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), LASIK

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Cataracts

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

Dr. Charles Garcia's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Garcia include diabetes, minor surgery, and laser treatment. Dr. Garcia is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Garcia attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Garcia's 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Lowell Andrew Andrew Watkins, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lowell Watkins' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Watkins is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Watkins trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for his residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , radial keratotomy, LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Cataract Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Comprehensive ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Timmy Kovoor is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Kovoor include contact dermatitis, blepharoplasty, and glaucoma. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kovoor accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Kovoor attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Kovoor's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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