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Dr. Scott Eric Segal, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4450 E Sam Houston Parkway; Suite E
Pasadena, 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)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3333 Bayshore Boulevard; Suite 280
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. William Lipsky is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He is conversant in Hebrew. His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Lipsky is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Before completing his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Lipsky attended medical school at New York Medical College. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lipsky accepts. Dr. Lipsky has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Dr. Charles A Garcia, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
12970 East Freeway
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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All Interests: Eye Exam, Minor Surgery, Laser Treatment, Diabetes, LASIK, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Turner Clariday, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3333 Bayshore Boulevard; Suite 280
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Clariday specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Texas City, TX, Houston, TX, and Alvin, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: juvederm, glaucoma, and LASIK. Dr. Clariday is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Clariday completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Juvederm, Restylane, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Botox Injection, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
5125 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Larry Alexander sees patients in Pasadena, TX. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Alexander is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Alexander's areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4415 Crenshaw Road
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Edward Wade works as an ophthalmologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wade include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Wade studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4415 Crenshaw Road
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Mark Mayo is an ophthalmologist in Bellaire, TX and Pasadena, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Mayo's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Wills Eye Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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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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