We found 4 ophthalmologists who accept Silver Compass Balanced 4500 near Brownsville, TX.

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1100 Fm 802; Suite 103
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Raymond Hesterberg's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hesterberg include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He 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: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1058 E Los Ebanos Boulevard
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Alexander Sudarshan is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sudarshan honors. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2955 Central Boulevard
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Angela Kozak practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Brownsville, TX and McAllen, TX. Dr. Kozak 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. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Geisinger Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2721 Boca Chica Boulevard
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Pratima Utturkar's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Utturkar 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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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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