We found 8 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 works as an ophthalmologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His clinical interests include microsurgery, minor surgery, and glaucoma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jong is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Dr. Jong is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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

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

Dr. Richard Urso works as an ophthalmologist. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Urso has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Patients gave Dr. Patel an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, myasthenia gravis, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Patel attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Patel is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Eyelid Problems, Eye Exam, Myasthenia Gravis, Laser Treatment, Surgical ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Ou's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Ou is professionally affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of Jules Stein Eye Institute's residency program. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Dean Porter works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Porter's areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and anterior segment diseases. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Dr. Porter performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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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)

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). Patient ratings for Dr. Khokhar average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Khokhar's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Khokhar trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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

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

Dr. Brian Wright specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Katy, TX, Houston, TX, and Humble, TX. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wright honors. Dr. Wright attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wright trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Wright is professionally 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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jadav include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), blepharoplasty, and glaucoma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Jadav completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Jadav is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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.