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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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in San Marcos, TX. He has a special interest in cataract surgery with lens replacement. His professional affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. Dr. Pickett is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for his residency. Dr. Pickett is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract/IOL

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

Dr. Rex Cole is an ophthalmologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cole include cataract surgery with lens replacement. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Cole attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Cole's hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract/IOL

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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 works as an ophthalmologist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Hu accepts Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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

Dr. Jonathan Welch is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Welch's hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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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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