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We found 9 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Humana Platinum near Sugar Land, TX.

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1111 Hwy 6
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Jong sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Jong include microsurgery, minor surgery, and glaucoma. Dr. Jong is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Jong's office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is professionally affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency 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. Dr. Urso takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Trauma

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1111 Hwy 6 South; #190
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ghanshyam Patel, who practices in Sugar Land, TX and Pearland, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: contact dermatitis, myasthenia gravis, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kovoor's areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, blepharoplasty, and glaucoma. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. 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 has an open panel. Dr. Kovoor studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Kovoor trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Ou focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute, Dr. Ou attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Ou accepts 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. Amjad P Khokhar, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
736 Highway 6; Suite 101
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Amjad Khokhar is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Sugar Land, TX and Pearland, TX. Dr. Khokhar's areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Khokhar attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Khokhar's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and anterior segment diseases. On average, patients gave Dr. Porter a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. 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)

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

Dr. Brian Wright is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Wright obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency 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 specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), blepharoplasty, and glaucoma. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Jadav completed his residency training 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 is open to new patients.

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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.