Dr. Russell Hayhurst, MD

Dr. Russell Hayhurst, MD

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Age 59
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Dr. Russell Hayhurst, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical School At Houston in 1988 and specializes in ophthalmology.

901 W 38th St Ste 303

Austin, TX 78705

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Glaucoma
very high
more than 99% of peers
Glaucoma Surgery
very high
more than 97% of peers
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Hayhurst'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. Hayhurst "The Glaucoma Institute of Austin was founded by Russell Hayhurst, M.D., F.A.C.S., in 2002. The Glaucoma Institute is the first and only clinic in Central Texas dedicated to the care of glaucoma patients. Dr. Hayhurst is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist who provide ongoing care for glaucoma patients, glaucoma screening exams, second opinions, and diagnostic and therapeutic consultative evaluations."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

80  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma 3, Primary Congenital, A
  • Glaucoma, Normal Tension, Susceptibility to
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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17  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Coreoplasty
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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

  • Pomona College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • University of Texas at Health Science Center at Houston
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Washington University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Top Texan Physicians, 2009
  • Best Doctors in America, 2005
  • America's Top Ophthalmologists, 2012
  • America's Top Ophthalmologists, 2008
  • Best Doctors in America, 2004
  • Best Doctors in America, 2007
  • Top Texan Physicians, 2012
  • Best Doctors in America, 2003
  • Best Doctors in America, 2010
  • Best Doctors in America, 2006
Media & Publications
  • Time-dependent actions of aldosterone and amiloride on Na-K-ATPase of cortical collecting duct., 1988
  • Sodium-dependent modulation of the renal Na-K-ATPase: Influence of mineralocorticoids on the cortical collecting duct., 1985
  • Functional differentiation of cell types of cortical collecting duct., 1985

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hayhurst's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hayhurst to family and friends
8 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Hayhurst'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

Patient Comments (1)

I have hereditary glaucoma that was first detected in my 50s. I was a patient before he opened the Glaucoma Institute and credit him with preserving my vision. He is conservative in his approach to treatment, which is fine with me. When medication alone was no longer sufficient, he performed...more
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