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Dr. Regina Lo Sun, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Regina Sun is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Sun's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and eye trauma. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sun honors. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Sun completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Her practice is open to 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
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mitchell Weikert is a cornea specialist and transplant surgeon. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Weikert attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. His areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Dr. Weikert is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Weikert's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Michael Caplan specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Caplan include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Before performing his 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 attended the University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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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
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Pflugfelder, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in corneal and external diseases. These areas are among Dr. Pflugfelder's clinical interests: ocular surface reconstruction, artificial cornea transplant (keratoprosthesis surgery), and eye exam. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pflugfelder attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Jong, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Jong's areas of expertise include microsurgery, minor surgery, and glaucoma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Jong completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Jong is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Eye Trauma, Cataract Surgery, Eye Exam, Minor Surgery, Laser Treatment, Genetic Issues, Diabetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Timmy A Kovoor, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Timmy Kovoor, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kovoor's clinical interests include contact dermatitis, blepharoplasty, and glaucoma. He honors 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 the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, LASIK, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, Cornea ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric R Holz, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Holz is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Holz include eye trauma, diabetic retinopathy, and peripheral vascular disease. Dr. Holz is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Holz has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Eye Trauma, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, LASIK, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rahul T Pandit, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 450
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rahul Pandit practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Houston, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Pandit's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, eye trauma, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pandit accepts. He is open to new patients. Dr. Pandit graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Pandit has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Eye Trauma, Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Cornea ... (Read more)

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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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