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We found 4 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Columbus, TX.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Sweetbriar Drive
Columbus, TX
 

Dr. Arun Nayar's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Nayar attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Sweetbriar Drive
Columbus, TX
 

Dr. Lori Learned-Burton specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Her areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Learned-Burton honors. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Sweetbriar Drive
Columbus, TX
 

Dr. Todd Hovis is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He has a special interest in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Hovis performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
100 Sweetbriar Drive
Columbus, TX
 

Dr. Keith Bourgeois specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patient ratings for Dr. Bourgeois average 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Bourgeois focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Bourgeois is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Bourgeois is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Bourgeois has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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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.