Dr. Joel Cohen, MD

Dr. Joel Cohen, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 74
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Dr. Joel Cohen, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1973 and specializes in ophthalmology.

13333 Dotson Rd Ste 200

Houston, TX 77070

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Cohen performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 99% of peers
Eye Infections
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Cohen's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

70  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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25  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • Charity Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Baylor University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Baylor University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cohen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cohen's Reviews

3.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cohen to family and friends
26 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

  • 5
    (13)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (3)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Cohen's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

My father, who is 85, had an appointment with Dr. Joel S. Cohen today at 11am at 1pm, after his eyes had been dilated for 2 hours, they left. Dr. Cohen showed no interest in the fact that they could not wait any longer nor did he have any issues with checking eyes that had been dilated for that...more
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I have seen Dr. Cohen for over 30 years now. If you're in a hurry, then this is not the place for you. He does not leave until the last one has been seen. He also sees patients 3 Sat out of the month so that means he only takes Sun & a few Sat off. That is how dedicated he is to seeing his...more
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Dr. Cohen and Dr. Markus saved my sanity by correctly diagnosing and conservatively/appropriately treating recurrent corneal erosions. I have now managed to prevent erosions (RCE) for over a year (as opposed to having them twice nightly). I recommend Dr. Cohen, and this practice, highly.
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My personal experience has been nothing but exemplary with Dr. Cohen, likewise my wife. He and other members of his staff did marvelous work for my elderly mother who suffered with macular (sp) degeneration. Dr. Renno of the 1960 Eye Surgeon staff enabled my mother to maintain some vision for...more
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He saved my vision. I will always be grateful. He has a dry demeanor but is very knowledgeable and will answer any and all questions.
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