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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1300 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. James Pickett practices ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Pickett focuses on cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Pickett's professional affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He studied medicine at 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 residency. Dr. Pickett has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1300 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. Rex Cole is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in San Marcos, TX and Kyle, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cole include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cole takes. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Cole completed his residency training 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 Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1300 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Welch practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in San Marcos, TX. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. Dr. Welch takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1300 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Hu specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Hu graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed 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.