We found 8 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Edinburg, TX.

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Dr. Richard Alan Berkowitz, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2518 W Trenton Street
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Richard Berkowitz practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Austin, TX, Kyle, TX, and Edinburg, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Berkowitz include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Berkowitz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. 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 attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Michael Reese Hospital for residency.

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Clinical interests: Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2821 Michael Angelo; Suite 305
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Vincent Vann is a retina specialist in Edinburg, TX. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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Clinical interests: Uveitis, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2609 W Trenton Road
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Parul Desai specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Edinburg, TX. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Desai studied medicine at Government Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Desai trained at Government Medical College and Interfaith Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
510 S Closner Boulevard
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Imtiaz Mehkri is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Mehkri attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for 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, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Carlos Manrique De Lara, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2518 W Trenton Road
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Manrique's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Manrique's areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. For his residency, Dr. Manrique trained at Vanderbilt Eye Institute.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2005 W University Drive
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. George Amegin's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Amegin include comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Amegin takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Specializes in Ophthalmology
605 E Violet Avenue; Suite 2
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. William Head is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass cataracts. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Head honors. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Head completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2227 Cornerstone Boulevard
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Lester Peacock is an Edinburg, TX physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Peacock is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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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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