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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. Dr. Pickett graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophth and Cataract/IOL

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

Dr. Rex Cole is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in San Marcos, TX and Kyle, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cole include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Medicare insurance. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Cole's professional affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cataract/IOL and Comprehensive Ophth

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

Dr. Joshua Hu is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in San Marcos, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute and Methodist Hospital of Indiana, Dr. Hu attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. He takes Medicare insurance.

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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). He works in San Marcos, TX. He accepts Medicare insurance. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. Dr. Welch's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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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