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

Dr. James Pickett is an ophthalmologist in San Marcos, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his residency, Dr. Pickett trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His areas of expertise include cataract surgery with lens replacement. Dr. Pickett honors Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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. In his practice, Dr. Cole focuses on cataract surgery with lens replacement. He takes Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Welch is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Welch completed a residency program 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

Dr. Joshua Hu's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Hu attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. 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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