We found 9 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept USA Managed Care Organization near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Stephen Carl Pflugfelder, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
One Butler Boulevard; Ste E3.100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Pflugfelder is a corneal and external diseases specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pflugfelder include ocular surface reconstruction, artificial cornea transplant (keratoprosthesis surgery), and eye exam. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Pflugfelder's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Pflugfelder's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Artificial Cornea Transplant, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Stem Cell Transplant, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Jong specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jong include microsurgery, minor surgery, and glaucoma. Dr. Jong accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Jong attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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

Dr. Mitchell Patrick Weikert, MS, BS, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases, Transplant Surgery
6565 Fannin Nc-205
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mitchell Weikert, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in corneal and external diseases and transplant surgery. His areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Dr. Weikert's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Weikert trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Conjunctivitis, Edema, Anterior Segment Surgery, Keratoconus, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Diabetic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Regina Sun is a specialist in corneal and external diseases. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sun include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and laser treatment. Dr. Sun is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Sun attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Sun is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sun accepts 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 Rising Stars. Dr. Sun is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Caplan works as an ophthalmologist in Houston, TX, El Campo, TX, and Katy, TX. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine and performed 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. These areas are among Dr. Caplan's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Caplan is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Caplan is affiliated with Memorial Hermann, 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. Eric Robert Holz, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Holz's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Holz's areas of expertise consist of diabetic retinopathy, peripheral vascular disease, and angiogram (angiography). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Holz attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Holz has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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

Dr. Gregory Robert Nettune, MPH, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1747 Lexington Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Nettune's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Nettune is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Nettune is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases

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

Dr. Timmy Kovoor works as an ophthalmologist in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include contact dermatitis, blepharoplasty, and glaucoma. Dr. Kovoor honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Kovoor trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He 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. Rahul Tikoo Pandit, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 450
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rahul Pandit is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Pandit's clinical interests include glaucoma, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and diabetic retinopathy. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Pandit takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Pandit is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Eye Problems, Cornea ... (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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