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We found 25 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Humana Gold near Houston, TX.

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Jong is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jong include microsurgery, minor surgery, and glaucoma. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Jong attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Jong is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Eye Exam, Minor Surgery, Laser Treatment, Genetic Issues, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, LASIK, Eye ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Arnoult sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Arnoult attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and glaucoma. Patient ratings for Dr. Arnoult average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Arnoult 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. Richard George Urso, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Urso practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Urso's hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Urso attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Trauma

Dr. Michael Bernard Caplan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3100 Weslayan Street; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Caplan's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Caplan's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Caplan takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Caplan has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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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, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Lim's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lim include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lim takes. Dr. Lim attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. 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, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vision Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Neema Nayeb Hashemi, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
15655 Cypress Woods Medical Drive; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Neema Nayeb-Hashemi is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He speaks Persian. Dr. Nayeb-Hashemi's areas of expertise consist of keratoconus, cornea transplant (keratoplasty), and cataracts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Woodlands. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Nayeb-Hashemi's training includes a residency program at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Cataracts, Pterygium Surgery, Keratoconus, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Eric Robert Holz, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Holz, who practices in Houston, TX and Astrodome, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Holz trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Holz include diabetic retinopathy, peripheral vascular disease, and angiogram (angiography). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Holz has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, LASIK, Eye Problems, ... (Read more)

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. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Stewart's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stewart honors.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Regina Lo Sun, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Regina Sun's medical specialty is corneal and external diseases. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and laser treatment. Dr. Sun takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Sun is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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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. Mary Trotter Green, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4 Chelsea Place
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mary Green works as an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Green include contact dermatitis, blepharoplasty, and external eye diseases. Dr. Green's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Green honors. Her education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Green has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Eye Exam, Uveitis, LASIK, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lowell Andrew Andrew Watkins, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
427 W 20th Street; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. L. Watkins is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Watkins include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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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. Nan Wang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
6400 Fannin; Suite #1800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nan Wang is a cornea specialist. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wang's areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Wang speaks Chinese. Dr. Wang is professionally affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery, Corneal Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3100 Weslayan Street; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erin Doe practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Doe is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Doe is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Uveitis, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Zaina Nabil Al-Mohtaseb, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street; # Nc205
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Zaina Al-Mohtaseb's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Al-Mohtaseb completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is especially interested in LASIK, keratoconus, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Arabic. Dr. Al-Mohtaseb is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Cornea Transplant, Cataracts, Keratoconus, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy

Dr. Timmy Abraham Kovoor, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Timmy Kovoor's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kovoor's areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, blepharoplasty, and glaucoma. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kovoor welcomes 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)

Dr. Richard James Ou, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Ou is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Ou has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ou accepts. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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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.