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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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Nayar include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Nayar graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Nayar trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Learned-Burton include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Learned-Burton is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency.

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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' specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Dr. Bourgeois performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Bourgeois is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Sweetbriar Drive
Columbus, TX
 

Dr. Todd Hovis is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. 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. Dr. Hovis is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hovis completed a residency program 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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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.