Dr. Peter Van Houten, MD

Dr. Peter Van Houten, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 63
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Dr. Peter Van Houten, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Greenville, NC and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University Of Miami / School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in ophthalmology.

2501 Stantonsburg Rd Ste A

Greenville, NC 27834

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Eye Surgery
very high
more than 96% of peers
Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
high
more than 88% of peers
Macular Hole
high
more than 86% of peers

Dr. Van Houten'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

This content was provided by Dr. Van Houten "We strive to provide state of the art diagnostic and treatment of retinal disease possible in a caring environment. We talk to our patients as it is important to know what is happening to them and this takes time."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

60  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Telangiectasia and Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreoretinal Degeneration
  • Vitreous Detachment
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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13  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Photocoagulation
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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

  • University Of Miami
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • University Of Miami / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University MD
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Ill Ee Infirm
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • Sickle Cell Retinopathy Chapter for The Retina Book, Ryan, S. Editor; Editions 1 & 2, 1994
  • Interhemispherical Comparisons in the Processing of Contour and Random Texture Sinewave Stereograms. by T. Shipley, R. Garfinkel, and P. Van Houten., 1984
  • Perception of Order Within Disorder: 1. Visual Ranking of Random Textures by Thorne Shipley and Peter Van Houten., 1984
  • Imagine if your Doctor could..., 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Van Houten's Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Van Houten to family and friends
7 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
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Dr. Van Houten's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (2)

I recommend him to everyone that I hear about with eye problems.
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He keeps at a problem until he finds an answer...Gets to the root of the problem. Office staff friendly..He takes time with his patients...Any wait time to see him is worth it.... A-1 retina specialist!
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