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

Dr. James Pickett's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Pickett's practice, he is particularly interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pickett honors. Dr. Pickett studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Pickett completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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. Dr. Cole's areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. His professional affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. He honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Cole trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He has received the following distinction: 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. Jonathan Welch's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. He takes United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Welch is professionally affiliated with 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. Joshua Hu's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Hu graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Hu completed his residency training at Vanderbilt Eye Institute and Methodist Hospital of Indiana.

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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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