We found 20 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Humana Gold near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Zaina Al-Mohtaseb is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise consist of LASIK, keratoconus, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Dr. Al-Mohtaseb is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Arabic. Dr. Al-Mohtaseb is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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

Dr. Michael Caplan's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Caplan is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caplan honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Caplan attended the University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Caplan has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Caplan is affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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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, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, ... (Read more)

Dr. Regina Lo Sun, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Regina Sun's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and eye trauma. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Sun studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Sun completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sun accepts. Dr. Sun has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK

All Interests: Eye Trauma, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Cornea Problems, External Eye ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Jong is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Jong include microsurgery, minor surgery, and glaucoma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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 Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Jong is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Eye Trauma, Cataract Surgery, Eye Exam, Minor Surgery, Laser Treatment, Genetic Issues, Diabetic ... (Read more)

Dr. William C Stewart, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1415 North Loop W; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Stewart's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in LASIK and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Dr. Stewart's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Stewart's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Cataracts

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Arnoult, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and glaucoma. Dr. Arnoult's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Arnoult has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Glaucoma

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

Dr. John Lim's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lim trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Lim has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lim honors. Dr. Lim is 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, Cataracts, ... (Read more)

Dr. Reem Z Renno, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2900 Westheimer
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Reem Renno practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. Her areas of expertise include facial problems, thyroid problems, and moles. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Renno attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Renno (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Renno is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Eye Trauma, Cosmetic Surgery, Eye Exam, Skin Cancer, Facial Problems, Diabetes, ... (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 ophthalmologist. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Nayeb-Hashemi trained at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Woodlands.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Richard Ou specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Ou honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ou completed a residency program at Jules Stein Eye Institute. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

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

Dr. Lowell Watkins' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Watkins's clinical interests: comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital.

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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. Scott Eric Segal, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1315 St. Joseph Parkway; Suite 1205
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Scott Segal is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Patients gave Dr. Segal an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Segal's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Eye Muscle Surgery, Eye Exam, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems, Allergies, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Timmy Kovoor is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Kovoor include contact dermatitis, blepharoplasty, and glaucoma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Kovoor obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Kovoor is open to 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. Erin Andrew Doe, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3100 Weslayan Street; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erin Doe specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Doe average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Doe's areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Doe's training includes a residency program at Brooke Army Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. Charles A Garcia, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1315 Saint Joseph Parkway; Suite 1205
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Garcia sees patients in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include diabetes, minor surgery, and laser treatment. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garcia takes. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Garcia's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Eye Exam, Minor Surgery, Laser Treatment, Diabetes, LASIK, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric R Holz, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Holz practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Houston, TX and Astrodome, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include eye trauma, diabetic retinopathy, and peripheral vascular disease. 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. Holz's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Holz has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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

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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.
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