Mark Vital, MD, Ophthalmology, Houston, TX, Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center


Ophthalmology Houston, TX

Anterior Segment Related, Cataract Related, Cornea & External Disease

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    My team and I handle eye issues ranging from general, routine ophthalmology to complex cataract, cornea, and anterior segment diseases of the eye.

    For both you and us, understanding the problem is often half of the solution. To help with that understanding, we are careful listeners.

    We commonly see and treat patients with blurred vision, dry eyes, painful eye, red eyes, cataracts, conjunctivitis, ptergia, corneal infections, corneal scars, keratoconus, and corneal dystrophies such as Fuchs?.

    I perform cataract surgeries, corneal surgeries, and other anterior segment surgeries on a regular basis. Although I have enjoyed performing over 300 surgeries per year since 2002, most of my efforts are focused on finding solutions so that patients only require surgery when absolutely necessary.
    We take care of patients that in some cases come from very long distances. However, we primarily serve Houston and the surrounding areas, the closest of which are West University, Bellaire, the Houston Medical Center, and Memorial City. Houston Eye Associates is very large with over 20 locations in Houston and the surrounding areas.
    I see patients that have been referred from all of these offices.

    My clinics are held at the main Gramercy location and the Memorial City location. We accept most major insurances including but not limited to: Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and United Healthcare.

    We utilize an advanced electronic health record to securely record and store ophthalmic medical records. We have the ability to send prescriptions directly to the pharmacy and mail order drug services.

Education & Training

  • Houston Eye Associates (Jeffery Lanier, M.D.)Fellowship, Cornea and External Disease, 2001 - 2002
  • Memorial Hermann Healthcare SystemResidency, 1998 - 2001
  • Christus St Joseph HospitalInternship, Transitional Year, 1997 - 1998
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical SchoolClass of 1997
  • Rice UniversityBA, Biology / Sociology, 1993

Certifications & Licensure

  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 1998 - 2022
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology
  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification Medflow EHR, Medflow, Inc., 2012-2013
  • Outstanding Website for WebAward, 2012
  • Physician of the Year Award The Houston Eye Associates Foundation, 2010
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Classifying the Severity of Corneal Ulcers by Using the �1, 2, 3� Rule  
    Vital MC, Belloso M, Prager TC, Lanier JD., Cornea, 1/1/2007
  • Microcornea and Subluxated Lenses in a Marfan Syndrome Patient Due to a Splicing Error in the Fibrillin-1 Gene  
    Mintz-Hittner HA, Vital MC, Milewicz DM., Archives of Ophthalmology, 1/1/2003
  • 1999 Costenbader Lecture Outcome study in amblyopia: treatment and practice pattern variations  
    Mazow ML, Chuang A, Vital MC, Prager T, Journal of the American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus., 1/1/2000
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  • A Look at Today�s Ideas and Trends. Bacterial Keratitis Management Made Easy. Review of the article: Classifying the Severity of Corneal Ulcers by Using the �1, 2, ... 
    Linda Roach, Brian A. Grancis, MD., EyeNet Magazine

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  • Spanish

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