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We found 11 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 is a cornea specialist. Dr. Pflugfelder attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. His areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, ocular surface reconstruction, and artificial cornea transplant (keratoprosthesis surgery). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pflugfelder accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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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)

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

Dr. Mitchell Weikert is a corneal and external diseases and transplant surgery specialist in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weikert include conjunctivitis (pink eye), LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weikert takes. Dr. Weikert graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Weikert is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. 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). 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. 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. 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. Marc Rudolph Sanders, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marc Sanders specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Sanders include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Sanders completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Sanders has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Diabetic Retinopathy, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Cornea ... (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. 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. Gregory Robert Nettune, MPH, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1747 Lexington Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Nettune's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Nettune studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed 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. Dr. Nettune has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pandit's clinical interests include glaucoma, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Pandit is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Pandit 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.