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We found 6 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 102 near Texarkana, TX.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1820 Galleria Oaks
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Charles Thornton is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Texarkana, TX. Dr. Thornton's areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Dr. Thornton's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5402 Summerhill Road
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Wanda Northam is an ophthalmologist in Texarkana, TX. Her areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Northam completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

Dr. David Hongwei Ren, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2605 Texas Boulevard; Suite 302
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. David Ren sees patients in Shreveport, LA. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Ren attended medical school at Weifang Medical University. Dr. Ren takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5402 Summerhill Road
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Gary Womack, who practices in Texarkana, TX and Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Womack is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5402 Summerhill
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Eugene Ellison sees patients in Texarkana, TX. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Ellison is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1727 Galleria Oaks Drive
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Wiggins is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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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.