We found 29 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Gold 101 near Bellaire, TX.

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Dr. Douglas Donald Koch, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 1501
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Koch, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Koch's clinical interests: laser treatment, refractive lens exchange (RLE), and cataracts. He is affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Koch graduated from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Koch is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Koch accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, refractive lens exchange (RLE)

All Interests: Cataracts, Refractive Lens Exchange, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Zaina Nabil Al-Mohtaseb, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6701 Fannin Street; 5th Floor - Suite 510
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Zaina Al-Mohtaseb's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, she speaks Arabic. Dr. Al-Mohtaseb's clinical interests include LASIK, keratoconus, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Al-Mohtaseb honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Cornea Transplant, Cataracts, Keratoconus, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy

Dr. Marshall Bowes Hamill, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 1501
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marshall Hamill's area of specialization is corneal and external diseases. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: intraocular lens (IOL) implant, laser treatment, and eye exam. Dr. Hamill is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Hamill graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Eye Exam, Descemet's Membrane Endothelial ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Bernard Caplan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3100 Weslayan Street; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Caplan's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Caplan's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Caplan has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Caplan's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX).

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), radial keratotomy, LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Cataract Surgery, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen C Pflugfelder, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 1501
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Pflugfelder is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in corneal and external diseases. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Pflugfelder's clinical interests: ocular surface reconstruction, artificial cornea transplant (keratoprosthesis surgery), and eye exam. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Pflugfelder honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Artificial Cornea Transplant, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Stem Cell Transplant, LASIK, Eye Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Samuel J Yankelove, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
8800 Katy Freeway; Suite 107
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Samuel Yankelove's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Yankelove is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yankelove takes. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Yankelove's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Regina Lo Sun, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3100 Weslayan; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Regina Sun works as an ophthalmologist. Patients rated Dr. Sun highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and eye trauma. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sun has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Sun welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK

All Interests: Eye Trauma, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Cornea Problems, External Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Mitchell Patrick Weikert, MS, BS, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases, Transplant Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mitchell Weikert is a specialist in corneal and external diseases and transplant surgery. Dr. Weikert graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Conjunctivitis, Edema, Anterior Segment Surgery, Keratoconus, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Diabetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard W Yee, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5555 West South Loop; Suite 150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Yee is an ophthalmologist in Houston, TX and Bellaire, TX. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yee include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Patients gave Dr. Yee an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Yee honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Yee's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases

Dr. Edward Wing-Kwong Chan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7737 Southwest Freeway; Suite 850
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Chan practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Chan's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and external eye diseases. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Diabetes, Refractive Surgery, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Cornea Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. L Andrew Andrew Watkins, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lowell Watkins works as an ophthalmologist in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. Dr. Watkins's clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , radial keratotomy, LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Cataract Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Comprehensive ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Eric Segal, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1315 St. Joseph Parkway; Suite 1205
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Scott Segal is an ophthalmologist in Pasadena, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Segal obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Patient ratings for Dr. Segal average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX).

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Eye Muscle Surgery, Eye Exam, Surgical Procedures, Muscle Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Timmy A Kovoor, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5420 Dashwood Drive; Suite 101
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Timmy Kovoor is an ophthalmologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: macular problems, contact dermatitis, and blepharoplasty. Dr. Kovoor is professionally affiliated with 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 welcomes new patients. Dr. Kovoor's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency 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, Macular Problems, LASIK, Eye Problems, Cornea ... (Read more)

Dr. Erin Andrew Doe, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3100 Weslayan Street; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erin Doe's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Doe focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Doe average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Doe is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brooke Army Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. Charles A Garcia, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
4704 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Garcia, who practices in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Garcia is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Garcia is especially interested in diabetes, macular problems, and minor surgery. 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 graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Garcia has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX).

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Eye Exam, Minor Surgery, Laser Treatment, Diabetes, Macular Problems, LASIK, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sumitra S Subramanyam, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1977 Butler Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sumitra Khandelwal sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Khandelwal is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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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.
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