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Dr. Scott Eric Segal, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4450 E Sam Houston Parkway; Suite E
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Scott Segal is an ophthalmologist in Pasadena, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Segal obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Patient ratings for Dr. Segal average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX).

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Eye Muscle Surgery, Eye Exam, Surgical Procedures, Muscle Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Eye ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3333 Bayshore Boulevard; Suite 280
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. William Lipsky specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Texas City, TX. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. These areas are among Dr. Lipsky's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lipsky 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 has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Dr. Charles A Garcia, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
12970 East Freeway
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Garcia, who practices in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Garcia is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Garcia is especially interested in diabetes, macular problems, and minor surgery. 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 graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Garcia has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX).

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Eye Exam, Minor Surgery, Laser Treatment, Diabetes, Macular Problems, LASIK, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Turner Clariday, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3333 Bayshore Boulevard; Suite 280
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Clariday practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Texas City, TX, Houston, TX, and Alvin, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Clariday is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Clariday's areas of expertise include juvederm, glaucoma, and LASIK. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Juvederm, Restylane, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Eye Problems, Botox Injection, Restylane Lyft, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
5125 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Larry Alexander's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Alexander's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4415 Crenshaw Road
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Edward Wade is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Wade's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Wade focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Wade attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4415 Crenshaw Road
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Mark Mayo, who practices in Bellaire, TX and Pasadena, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mayo has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mayo takes. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Wills Eye Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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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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