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

Dr. James Pickett specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implant and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Pickett takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Pickett is professionally affiliated with 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 works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Cole's areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implant and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. He accepts Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist in San Marcos, TX. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Hu performed his residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute and Methodist Hospital of Indiana. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center.

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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 takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. He is professionally 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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