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

Dr. William Lipsky is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Texas City, TX. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. Dr. Lipsky trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lipsky include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lipsky has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Hebrew. He is professionally 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). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, minor surgery, and laser treatment. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garcia honors. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Garcia is affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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

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

Dr. Scott Segal works as an ophthalmologist in Pasadena, TX and Houston, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Segal's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Segal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Gregory Clariday's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Clinical interests for Dr. Clariday include juvederm, glaucoma, and LASIK. The average patient rating for Dr. Clariday is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Clariday accepts. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Juvederm, Restylane, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Botox Injection, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4415 Crenshaw Road
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Mark Mayo practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Bellaire, TX and Pasadena, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Mayo's clinical interests: 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 graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at Wills Eye Institute.

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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. Edward Wade specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. In his practice, Dr. Wade focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. His average patient rating is 4.0 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.

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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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