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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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cataract surgery with lens replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. Dr. Pickett attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. He honors Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. He is especially interested in cataract surgery with lens replacement. Dr. Cole is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of Parkland Health & Hospital System's residency program. He 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; (512) 847-8770

Dr. Joshua Hu works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Hu is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Hu trained at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency.

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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 attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt Eye Institute for residency. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Welch 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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