We found 8 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Humana Platinum near Sugar Land, TX.

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

Dr. Kevin Jong's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Jong attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Clinical interests for Dr. Jong 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. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He 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 is an ophthalmologist in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Kingwood, TX. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Urso's hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Urso attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: contact dermatitis, myasthenia gravis, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Patel graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. For his residency, Dr. Patel trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ou include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Ou attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Ou's 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. Dean Priest Porter, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1111 Highway; 6 Ste #110
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Dean Porter's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His education and training includes medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Porter has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and anterior segment diseases. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to 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)

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Khokhar include comprehensive ophthalmology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Khokhar graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Patient ratings for Dr. Khokhar average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Khokhar is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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). He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Wright honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Sugar Land, TX. He graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Jadav's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), blepharoplasty, and glaucoma. 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 is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. His practice 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.