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We found 5 ophthalmologists who accept Silver Compass Balanced 4500 near Brownsville, TX.

Dr. Juan Gabriel Santiago, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1113 Central Boulevard; Suite E
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Juan Santiago is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in McAllen, TX, Harlingen, TX, and Brownsville, TX. Dr. Santiago is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Santiago completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. His areas of clinical interest consist of vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1058 Los Ebanos Boulevard
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Alexander Sudarshan sees patients in Brownsville, TX. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Sudarshan attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1100 Fm 802; Suite 103
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Raymond Hesterberg's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Hesterberg is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center's residency program. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2955 Central Boulevard
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Angela Kozak is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She works in Brownsville, TX and McAllen, TX. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Geisinger Medical Center. She is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Kozak is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2721 Boca Chica Boulevard
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Pratima Utturkar works as an ophthalmologist in Brownsville, TX. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad.

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What is Ophthalmology?

An ophthalmologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats problems of the eye. As opposed to optometrists, ophthalmologists are medical doctors, and their specialty is comprehensive eye care and eye surgery. An ophthalmologist can:
  • see patients for routine eye care
  • diagnose eye problems
  • prescribe glasses, contact lenses, and medications
  • provide refractive therapies to correct vision, such as LASIK
  • perform surgery on the eye

Ophthalmologists are trained in the same vision screening practices as optometrists; however, their practice tends to focus more on the medical and surgical management of complex eye disorders. Although vision is important, so is the physical health of the eye. An ophthalmologist performing an eye exam will examine the whole eye including the eyelids, the muscles that move the eye, the front and back parts of the eye, and the pressure inside the eye.

Patients sometimes see ophthalmologists as their primary eye care and vision doctors, or they may be referred to an ophthalmologist for treatment of a one-time problem with their eye, such as an infection. Ophthalmologists provide routine care for patients who have chronic eye diseases, such as glaucoma (where pressure inside the eye damages the optic nerve sending images to the brain) or macular degeneration (an age-related eye disease that causes vision loss). In addition to providing routine care, ophthalmologists will perform eye surgery on patients who need more serious treatment, such as a corneal transplant.