Dr. Mark Vital, MD

Dr. Mark Vital, MD

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47 y/o
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Dr. Mark Vital, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1993 and specializes in ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and more.Read his story

Houston Eye Associates

2855 Gramercy St

Houston, TX 77025
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Centene
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana

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Corneal Diseases
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more than 99% of peers
Corneal Erosion
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more than 98% of peers
Corneal Ulcer
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more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Vital's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Vital "I was born in Beaumont, Texas but was quickly transplanted to Littleton, Colorado when I was just two months old. Colorado taught me to weather the cold and I soon learned to love the snow and became an enthusiastic skier. Each student of my sixth grade science class was assigned an organ of the body and instructed to write an informational paper on that organ. My assigned organ was the eye and I still have that report. Ever since, I have been passionate about the sense of sight and its preservation. The idea of entering medicine was an early and easy decision. My road through advanced education began with a move back to Texas in 1984 where I attended Cypress Creek High School in northwest Houston. I then attended Rice University and was elected President of Baker College. After graduating from Rice in 1993, I attended The University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas where I was lucky enough to meet my wonderful wife Kathie. At the conclusion of medical school in 1997, we returned to Houston where I completed my internship at St. Joseph Hospital and my ophthalmology residency at The University of Texas Hermann Hospital. My relationship with Houston Eye Associates (HEA) began in 2001 with my fellowship in Cornea and External and Infectious Disease with Dr. Jeffery Lanier. I was conferred certification by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 2002. I was honored to join Houston Eye Associates in 2002 because of the achievements and dedication of the physicians and staff that comprise the group. As the largest ophthalmology practice in Texas, HEA is able to offer its patients and consulting doctors advanced diagnostic testing and expert eye care in all of the sub-specialties of ophthalmology. In addition to several publications, I have been fortunate enough to have been recognized for my contributions in ophthalmology by being afforded the following awards and positions: Robert D. Moreton, MD Award for Outstanding Resident, 1999 and 2001 Chief Resident, 2000 The UTMB Troupe Resident Teaching Award, 2007 HEA Executive Committee member HEA Compliance Committee member HEA Quality Committee member HEA Foundation board member HEA EMR implementation team member Lions Eye Bank of Texas board member Medical Direct of Memorial Hermann Home Health Home Sight Program for low vision assistance I am a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Texas Ophthalmological Association, the Texas Medical Association, the Houston Ophthalmological Society, and the Harris County Medical Society. I am the proud father of a son, Coleman, and a daughter, Kennedy, who keep me grounded and keep me on my toes. My wife Kathie (Dr. Diase), is one of H Texas Magazine's Top Docs and practices obstetrics and gynecology at Southwest OB/GYN. She makes sure to remind me that I'm not the smartest one in our household. I enjoy performing normal comprehensive eye exams as well as treating complex ocular issues such as infections, trauma, corneal dystrophies, corneal scars, pterygia, cataracts and other anterior segment problems. My office works hard to accommodate major and minor ocular emergencies quickly. My philosophy for the practice of ophthalmology is to deliver quality medical and surgical interventions, when medically necessary, on an individualized basis, that help to preserve and improve ocular and general health. I strive to protect and improve the way my patients' eyes see, feel, and look."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Vital "Our physicians are pioneers in new research and donate their time and skills to the Houston Eye Associates Foundation. The Houston Eye Associates Foundation is a non-profit foundation created by HEA to provide medical eye care services to those less fortunate by providing financial assistance for medical treatment and surgery of the eye."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Absent Corneal Reflex
  • Acanthamoeba Keratitis
  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blurred Vision
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Disorders
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Conjunctivitis Ligneous
  • Conjunctivitis With Pseudomembrane
  • Cornea Guttata With Anterior Polar Cataract
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Corneal Dystrophy - Ichthyosis - Microcephaly - Mental Retardation
  • Corneal Dystrophy - Perceptive Deafness
  • Corneal Dystrophy - Pigmentary Anomaly - Malabsorption
  • Corneal Dystrophy Crystalline of Schnyder
  • Corneal Dystrophy of Bowman Layer, Type 1
  • Corneal Dystrophy of Bowman Layer, Type 2
  • Corneal Dystrophy, Avellino Type
  • Corneal Dystrophy, Epithelial Basement Membrane
  • Corneal Dystrophy, Fuchs' Endothelial, 1
  • Corneal Dystrophy, Fuchs' Endothelial, 2
  • Corneal Dystrophy, Juvenile Epithelial of Meesmann
  • Corneal Endothelial Dystrophy, Type 1
  • Corneal Endothelial Dystrophy, Type 2
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Eystrophy, Gelatinous Drop-Like
  • Corneal Flash Burns
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Lens Osmosis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis
  • Glaucoma
  • Gonococcal Conjunctivitis
  • Headache
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratitis, Hereditary
  • Keratoconus
  • Keratomalacia
  • Lazy Eye
  • Lens Disorders
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Herpes (Herpes of the Eye)
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Severe Myopia
  • Shingles
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Wrong Power Intraocular Lens

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Procedures

  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Anterior Segment Surgical Procedure
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Tattooing
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • No-Stitch Corneal Transplantation (DLEK)
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Scleral Reinforcement 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

  • Rice University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • St Joseph Regional Health Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • University Of Texas Houson Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Cornea, External and Infectious Ocular Disease
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vital has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vital's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vital to family and friends
4.7
based on 67 total reviews (37 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (67)

  • 5
    (59)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Vital's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Vital Says:

Dr. Vital feels it is important that same day appointments are available for eye emergencies. We know that you did not plan to have an eye problem. We also understand how frightening and urgent a sudden eye problem can be. Therefore, we have designed our schedule to accommodate walk-ins and emergencies. It is common for other eye care providers to send serious and potentially blinding ocular emergencies to our clinic at a moment s

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Patient Comments (37)

Love Dr. Vital he is the absolute best.
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We had absolute pleasure seeing Dr. Vital. The staff was exceptional and Mario was awesome! We look forward to continuing visits with this doctor.
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Mi experiences con el Dr. Vital ha sido excelente
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I got my eyes fixed now can see far again. Great service and always friendly smiles. Dr Vital and his staff are wonderful and very patient with me.
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We loved Dr. Vital. He is very professional and courteous. He addressed all our concerns regarding my father's surgeries. Thank you Dr. Vital and staff!!
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