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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 works as an ophthalmologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pickett include cataract surgery with lens replacement. Dr. Pickett honors Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Pickett attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Pickett has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center.

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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 in San Marcos, TX and Kyle, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cole include cataract surgery with lens replacement. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Cole has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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

Dr. Jonathan Welch is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. Dr. Welch honors Medicare insurance.

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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 a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hu takes Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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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