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Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.83 stars (3 ratings)
5402 Summerhill Road
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Charles Thornton's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Thornton's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Dr. Thornton trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for residency.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
5402 Summerhill Road
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Gary Womack specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Texarkana, TX and Austin, TX. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Womack takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.75 stars (2 ratings)
5402 Summerhill Road
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Eugene Ellison practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Texarkana, TX. He graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.5 stars (1 rating)
5402 Summerhill Road
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Wanda Northam is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Texarkana, TX. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1727 Galleria Oaks Drive
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Wiggins works as an ophthalmologist. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wiggins studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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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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