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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5402 Summerhill Road
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Charles Thornton is a Texarkana, TX physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Thornton has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2323 Kennedy Lane
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Lewis Cook specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Texarkana, TX. He has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Cook accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
5402 Summerhill Road
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Gary Womack works as an ophthalmologist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Womack attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5402 Summerhill Road
Texarkana, TX
 

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5402 Summerhill Road
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Wanda Northam is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Northam graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1727 Galleria Oaks Drive
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Wiggins' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wiggins honors. He attended medical school 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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