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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Jong specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Jong is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Jong trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jong include microsurgery, minor surgery, and glaucoma. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jong takes. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Jong is accepting 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. Stephen Carl Pflugfelder, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
One Butler Boulevard; Ste E3.100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Pflugfelder's area of specialization is corneal and external diseases. His areas of expertise include the following: ocular surface reconstruction, artificial cornea transplant (keratoprosthesis surgery), and eye exam. Dr. Pflugfelder is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Pflugfelder has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Pflugfelder's practice is open to 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)

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

Dr. Mitchell Weikert's medical specialty is corneal and external diseases and transplant surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weikert include conjunctivitis (pink eye), LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Weikert's office for an appointment. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Eric Holz's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetic retinopathy, peripheral vascular disease, and angiogram (angiography). Dr. Holz accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Holz has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He 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. Regina Lo Sun, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Regina Sun practices corneal and external diseases. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sun include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and laser treatment. Dr. Sun's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sun has an open panel. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sun has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from the University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Caplan trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Caplan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He 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. Gregory Robert Nettune, MPH, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1747 Lexington Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Nettune's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Nettune focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Nettune is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Kovoor include contact dermatitis, blepharoplasty, and glaucoma. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kovoor takes. Dr. Kovoor is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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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 in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include glaucoma, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Pandit's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for residency. Dr. Pandit has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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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