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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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Texarkana, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Thornton at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Thornton attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school.

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

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

Dr. David Ren is a retina specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ren include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He graduated from Weifang Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Ren takes 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: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5402 Summerhill Road
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Wanda Northam's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Northam takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Northam attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5402 Summerhill Road
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Gary Womack practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Texarkana, TX and Austin, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Womack takes. He attended medical school at 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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Texarkana, TX. Dr. Ellison takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine 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 specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Texarkana, TX. Dr. Wiggins honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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.