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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1300 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. James Pickett is an ophthalmologist in San Marcos, TX. His clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Pickett takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Pickett completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Pickett has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1300 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Welch is an ophthalmologist. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Welch graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1300 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Hu practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hu is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine and a graduate of Vanderbilt Eye Institute's residency program. His professional affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1300 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. Rex Cole is an ophthalmologist in San Marcos, TX and Kyle, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Cole's hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Cole honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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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