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We found 9 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Kevin Yao Jong, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1111 Hwy 6
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Jong is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: microsurgery, minor surgery, and glaucoma. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Jong is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Jong attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Eye Exam, Minor Surgery, Laser Treatment, Genetic Issues, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, LASIK, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard George Urso, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1447 Highway; 6 Ste 110
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Richard Urso sees patients in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Kingwood, TX. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His professional affiliations include Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Urso is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Trauma

Dr. Ghanshyam M Patel, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1111 Hwy 6 South; #190
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ghanshyam Patel is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Sugar Land, TX and Pearland, TX. Dr. Patel attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His areas of expertise include the following: contact dermatitis, myasthenia gravis, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Patel has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Eye Exam, Myasthenia Gravis, Laser Treatment, Genetic Issues, Diabetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Timmy Abraham Kovoor, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1429 Highway; 6 Ste 102
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Timmy Kovoor, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Kovoor include contact dermatitis, blepharoplasty, and glaucoma. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kovoor's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, LASIK, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, Cornea ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard James Ou, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1429 Highway; 6 Ste 102
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Richard Ou specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ou include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Amjad P Khokhar, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
736 Highway 6; Suite 101
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Amjad Khokhar's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Khokhar at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khokhar honors. Dr. Khokhar attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy, Strabismus, LASIK, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vision ... (Read more)

Dr. Dean Priest Porter, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1111 Highway; 6 Ste #110
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Dean Porter, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Porter average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Porter include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and anterior segment diseases. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Porter graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Porter completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Vision ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
15999 City Walk Drive; Suite 270
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Brian Wright works as an ophthalmologist in Katy, TX, Houston, TX, and Humble, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wright include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery

Dr. Dip Sureshkumar Jadav, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Dip Jadav is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Jadav's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), blepharoplasty, and glaucoma. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Jadav is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK

All Interests: Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, ... (Read more)

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What is Refractive Surgery?

Refractive errors are problems in the shape of the eye that prevent light from being focused as it should. Small changes to the shape of the cornea (the clear, dome-shaped layer covering the front of the eye) and length of the eyeball can make vision blurry. Refractive surgery is any surgery on the eye that corrects a refractive error, improving vision and reducing the need for glasses and contacts. The most well-known refractive surgery is LASIK surgery, but there are several kinds.

LASIK surgery uses lasers to reshape the cornea. It can be used to treat most cases of near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism. An ophthalmologist cuts away a flap of tissue covering the cornea, then guides a laser to lower or raise the curve of the cornea or to smooth out the surface of one with irregularities. It only takes 10 - 15 minutes per eye, and it is permanent.

LASEK is a very similar procedure that involves a thinner ‘flap’ under which the ophthalmologist operates. It may take slightly longer to heal, but it is a better choice for people with thin corneas.

There are several other kinds of surgery that reshape the cornea, including photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), conductive keratoplasty (CK), and laser thermal keratoplasty (LTK). While these procedures are not always as effective at vision correction as LASIK, they are also not as invasive. Unlike LASIK, they do not involve cutting open the flap of corneal tissue at the beginning of the procedure. PRK trims only the top layer of the cornea, while CK and LTK use heat to create precise scarring that will reshape it. There also may be less risk of side effects.

For severe cases of myopia, or nearsightedness, a procedure called phakic intraocular lenses may be used. These are like an implantable contact lens that is permanently inserted into the eye, in front of the natural lens.

Although an optician can refer patients to a surgeon, refractive surgery can only be performed by an ophthalmologist. A complete eye exam and consultation should always be performed. While recovery may take a few days of discomfort and blurry vision, it can lead to a lifetime free of glasses and contacts.