We found 9 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Health Net PPO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Rosa Ana Tang, MPH, MBA, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology, Ophthalmology
4901 Calhoun; Building 505
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rosa Tang specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tang include thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. After completing medical school at Cayetano Heredia University, she performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Tang's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tang is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, Ptosis, diabetic retinopathy, eye problems, cataracts

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Eye Exam, Pituitary Surgery, Myasthenia Gravis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Walter Rex Hawkins, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1200 Binz; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. W. Hawkins sees patients in Houston, TX, Huntsville, TX, and Beaumont, TX. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include macular degeneration, scleral buckle, and eyelid problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hawkins studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Hawkins (or staff) speaks Spanish and Khmer. Dr. Hawkins's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinopathy, eyelid problems, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, eye problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Scleral Buckle, Retinopathy, Eye Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Macular Degeneration, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Clifton Wykoff, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 750
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Wykoff sees patients in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Conroe, TX. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Wykoff's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetic retinopathy, eye exam, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. 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 graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Wykoff has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetic retinopathy

All Interests: Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Eric Chen, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6560 Fannin Street; Suite, 750
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Chen works as a retina specialist. In his practice, Dr. Chen focuses on diabetic retinopathy and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chen's training includes a residency program at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetic retinopathy

All Interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Judith Tova Feigon, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Judith Feigon is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Houston, TX. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Feigon's clinical interests include glaucoma, pituitary tumor, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Feigon completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, eye problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Laser Treatment, Diabetic Retinopathy, Arthritis, Uveitis, Eye Problems, Brain Tumor, Comprehensive ... (Read more)

Dr. James Calder Major Jr., MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 750
Houston, TX
 

Dr. James Major is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Major is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Major welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Eye Problems, Retina Problems

Dr. Amy Claire Schefler, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amy Schefler specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Clinical interests for Dr. Schefler include microsurgery, eye exam, and eye cancer. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schefler's practice is open to new patients. She attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , eye cancer

All Interests: Eye Exam, Microsurgery, Eye Cancer

Dr. Nimisha A Patel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nimisha Patel is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include glaucoma, contact lenses, and diabetic retinopathy. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Patel is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Patel's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, eye problems, cataracts

All Interests: Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Eye Problems, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Contact Lenses, Trauma

Dr. Robert Leon Thompson Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1213 Hermann Drive; Suite 700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Thompson is a nephrologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thompson include diabetes, renal angioplasty, and sickle cell disease. Dr. Thompson's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Thompson is conversant in French.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetic retinopathy

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What are Eye Problems?

Almost every moment that we are awake, we rely on our eyes to navigate and interact with the world around us. But we rarely give our eyes much thought. The truth is, the eyes are amazing, complex and delicate organs. Millions of people every year have problems with their eyes. Some of the most common eye problems are refractive disorders, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and cataracts.

Refractive disorders happen when the shape of your eye doesn’t let you focus very precisely. You might be myopic (nearsighted), hyperopic (farsighted), or have an astigmatism, which is a focus problem caused by the cornea. Refractive disorders can be corrected by glasses or contacts.

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. It happens when fluid pressure builds up within the eye and damages the optic nerve. It is treated with medications and surgery.

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes. The retina is tissue at the back of the eye that is filled with numerous, tiny blood vessels. When diabetes damages these delicate blood vessels, they burst or leak, leading to blind spots and blurred vision. Diabetic retinopathy can be treated with laser therapy and surgery, but often vision cannot be restored.

Macular degeneration is common in older adults. The macula is the central part of the retina and is responsible for crisp center vision. Over time, the cells in the macula begin to die, making central vision blurry. An early symptom of macular degeneration is that straight lines appear wavy.

Cataracts happen when the clear lens in the front of the eye becomes cloudy, making things look blurry or faded. They are extremely common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans will have had a cataract. In early stages, prescription glasses and magnifying lenses can help. As the cataracts get worse, surgery to replace the lens may be the best option.

More than just one of the five senses, we rely heavily on our eyes to communicate, work, and get around every day. It’s important to have regular eye exams to make sure your vision stays in good shape for years to come.