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Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
1300 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX
(512) 353-1300; (512) 847-8770

Dr. James Pickett specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Pickett's clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implant and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophth and Cataract/IOL

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Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
1300 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX
(512) 353-1300; (512) 268-0231

Dr. Rex Cole specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in San Marcos, TX and Kyle, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Cole's residency was performed at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He has a special interest in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implant and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Cole is in-network for Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cataract/IOL and Comprehensive Ophth

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Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
1300 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX
(512) 353-1300; (512) 847-8770

Dr. Joshua Hu is an ophthalmologist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute and Methodist Hospital of Indiana. Dr. Hu honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
1300 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX
(512) 353-1300

Dr. Jonathan Welch's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Welch attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center.

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What is Ophthalmology?

An ophthalmologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats problems of the eye. As opposed to optometrists, ophthalmologists are medical doctors, and their specialty is comprehensive eye care and eye surgery. An ophthalmologist can:
  • see patients for routine eye care
  • diagnose eye problems
  • prescribe glasses, contact lenses, and medications
  • provide refractive therapies to correct vision, such as LASIK
  • perform surgery on the eye

Ophthalmologists are trained in the same vision screening practices as optometrists; however, their practice tends to focus more on the medical and surgical management of complex eye disorders. Although vision is important, so is the physical health of the eye. An ophthalmologist performing an eye exam will examine the whole eye including the eyelids, the muscles that move the eye, the front and back parts of the eye, and the pressure inside the eye.

Patients sometimes see ophthalmologists as their primary eye care and vision doctors, or they may be referred to an ophthalmologist for treatment of a one-time problem with their eye, such as an infection. Ophthalmologists provide routine care for patients who have chronic eye diseases, such as glaucoma (where pressure inside the eye damages the optic nerve sending images to the brain) or macular degeneration (an age-related eye disease that causes vision loss). In addition to providing routine care, ophthalmologists will perform eye surgery on patients who need more serious treatment, such as a corneal transplant.
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