We found 3 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Advantage Plus Bronze 104 near Mission, TX.

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Dr. Yu-Tang Tangjames Su, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
2103 E Griffin Parkway; Unit B
Mission, TX
 

Dr. Yu-Tang Su is a Mission, TX physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and a graduate of the University of Maryland Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Su welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1506 E Griffin Parkway
Mission, TX
 

Dr. Pankajkumar Shah is an ophthalmologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Shah attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1506 E Griffin Parkway
Mission, TX
 

Dr. Al Morales is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Morales accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Morales attended the University of Michigan Medical School.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

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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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