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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5402 Summerhill Road
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Charles Thornton's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Thornton's areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Thornton is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for 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: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2323 Kennedy Lane
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Lewis Cook's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Cook has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
5402 Summerhill Road
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Gary Womack is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Texarkana, TX and Austin, TX. Dr. Womack is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 Road
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Eugene Ellison is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Ellison studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ellison honors.

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

Dr. David Ren's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Ren attended Weifang Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
5402 Summerhill Road
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Wanda Northam works as an ophthalmologist. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1727 Galleria Oaks Drive
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Wiggins is an ophthalmologist. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Wiggins is a graduate of 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.
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