Dr. Joel George, MD

Dr. Joel George, MD

Ophthalmology | Male | 39 years old

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      Specialties

      • Ophthalmology

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      • Ophthalmology

      Conditions Treated

      • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
      • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
      • Astigmatism
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
      • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
      • Benign Tumor
      • Blepharitis
      • Blindness
      • Cataract
      • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
      • Chorioretinal Scars
      • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
      • Contusion of the Eyeball
      • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
      • Corneal Diseases
      • Corneal Ulcer
      • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
      • Diabetic Retinopathy
      • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
      • Dry Eyes
      • Endophthalmitis
      • Eye Cancer
      • Eye Infections
      • Eyelid Disorders
      • Farsightedness
      • Foreign Body in Eye
      • Glaucoma
      • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
      • Keratitis
      • Macular Edema
      • Macular Hole
      • Nearsightedness
      • Ocular Hypertension
      • Pinguecula
      • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
      • Presbyopia
      • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
      • Retina Diseases
      • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
      • Retinal Dystrophy
      • Retinal Vein Occlusion
      • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
      • Senile Cataracts
      • Trichiasis
      • Vascular Disease
      • Visual Field Defects
      • Vitreous Hemorrhage
      • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

      Procedures Performed

      • Cataract Removal Surgery
      • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
      • Eye Surgery
      • Eyelid Surgery
      • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
      • Glaucoma Surgery
      • Ocular Prosthetics
      • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
      • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
      • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
      • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
      • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
      • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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        Sanctions

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        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        TX TECH UNIV HLTH SCI CTR SCH OF MED

        Graduated in 2003

      • Internship Hospital
        Texas Tech

        Completed in 2004

      • Residency Hospital
        Texas Tech

        Completed in 2007

      • Fellowship Hospital
        University of Texas Southwestern

        Completed in 2009

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      • Specializes in Ophthalmology
      • Board certified in Ophthalmology
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. George's Care Philosophy

      Welcome to Thurmond Eye Associates, where for more than 50 years, our dedication and focus on leading edge technology and advanced surgical techniques has been surpassed only by our commitment to quality patient care. Since Dr. Jack Thurmond first founded our practice in 1962, our focus has been to help patients enjoy a lifetime of the best possible vision. After establishing our first eye center in Weslaco, we have opened additional Thurmond Eye Associates locations in McAllen, Mission and Rio Grande City. This gives our patients convenient access to the same high quality comprehensive eye care found in the leading medical centers across the country.