We found 4 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Columbus, TX.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Sweetbriar Drive
Columbus, TX
 

Dr. Lori Learned-Burton is an ophthalmologist in Columbus, TX, Houston, TX, and Sealy, TX. Dr. Learned-Burton's areas of expertise include the following: comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Learned-Burton completed her residency training at Naval Medical Center San Diego.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
average rating 4.25 stars (8 ratings)
100 Sweetbriar Drive
Columbus, TX
 

Dr. Keith Bourgeois works as a retina specialist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Bourgeois accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Bourgeois has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Sweetbriar Drive
Columbus, TX
 

Dr. Todd Hovis works as an ophthalmologist in Columbus, TX, Sealy, TX, and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise consist of comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Hovis attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Hovis is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 1.5 stars (1 rating)
100 Sweetbriar Drive
Columbus, TX
 

Dr. Arun Nayar's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nayar include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nayar accepts.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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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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