We found 8 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Humana Platinum near Sugar Land, TX.

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1111 Hwy 6 S; Suite 210
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ghanshyam Patel works as an ophthalmologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include macular problems, contact dermatitis, and myasthenia gravis. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Patel's education and training includes medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Eye Trauma, Eyelid Problems, Eye Exam, Myasthenia Gravis, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1111 Hwy 6
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Jong is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include microsurgery, minor surgery, and glaucoma. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jong takes. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Jong welcomes 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. Dean Priest Porter, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1111 Highway; 6 Ste #110
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Dean Porter's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Porter is rated highly by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataracts. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Porter attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, LASIK, Cataracts, Vision Problems, Glaucoma

Dr. Richard J Ou, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1447 Highway; 6 Ste 110
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Richard Ou is an ophthalmologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Ou obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Ou is affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Dr. Timmy A Kovoor, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1429 Highway; 6 Ste 102
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Timmy Kovoor's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Kovoor include macular problems, contact dermatitis, and blepharoplasty. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Kovoor trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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

Dr. Dip Sureshkumar Jadav, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Dip Jadav is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), blepharoplasty, and glaucoma. Dr. Jadav is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Jadav's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK

All Interests: Eye Trauma, Eye Exam, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Refractive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amjad P Khokhar, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
736 Highway 6; Suite 101
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Amjad Khokhar is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Khokhar include juvederm, LASIK, and restylane. Dr. Khokhar is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Khokhar's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Juvederm, Restylane, Diabetic Retinopathy, Strabismus, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
15999 City Walk Drive; Suite 270
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Brian Wright practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Wright include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Wright studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: 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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