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

Dr. Stephen Carl Pflugfelder, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
6565 Fannin Nc 205
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Pflugfelder sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is corneal and external diseases. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pflugfelder's areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, ocular surface reconstruction, and artificial cornea transplant (keratoprosthesis surgery). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Pflugfelder has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Pflugfelder is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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

Dr. Kevin Yao Jong, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Jong is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Jong studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Jong trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Clinical interests for Dr. Jong include microsurgery, minor surgery, and glaucoma. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Jong is accepting 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)

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

Dr. Mitchell Weikert works as a cornea specialist and transplant surgeon. His clinical interests 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Weikert attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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. Michael Bernard Caplan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3100 Weslayan Street; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Caplan's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Caplan include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patient ratings for Dr. Caplan average 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. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Caplan speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Eric Holz works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Holz's areas of clinical interest 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. Dr. Holz has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a cornea specialist in Pearland, TX, Houston, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Sun is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and laser treatment. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Sun takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Sun's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She 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. Timmy Abraham Kovoor, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Timmy Kovoor's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: contact dermatitis, blepharoplasty, and glaucoma. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Kovoor 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 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. Dr. Kovoor has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, LASIK, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, Cornea ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gregory Nettune, who practices in Houston, TX, Dallas, TX, and Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Nettune is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Nettune completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Rahul Tikoo Pandit, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 450
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rahul Pandit is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Pandit is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from Rush Medical College. His residency was performed at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pandit is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Pandit is accepting 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.