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About Dr. James H Merritt III

Dr. James H Merritt III, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Dallas, TX. He has 40 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Merritt is affiliated with Texas Institute For Surgery Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Merritt has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

28 Ratings with 11 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James H Merritt III is Excellent. Dr. James H Merritt III has been rated by 28 patients. From those 28 patients 11 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James H Merritt III is 4.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Oculoplastic Associates Of Texas

8230 Walnut Hill Ln Ste 508
Dallas, TX 75231
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Dr. James H Merritt III has the following 1 specialty

  • Ophthalmology

    An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
    Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.

  • Expertise

    10 Expertise

  • Eye Pain
  • Eye Exam
  • Blindness
  • Vision Issues
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Plastic Surgery (Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery)
  • Lasik Surgery

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Five Stars

He is the kind doctor I like. Very professional , not talk too much, but really solve your problem, fast and correct.

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A Confident Surgeon

I knew the minute he walked into the office that I had picked the right ophthalmologist. He looked right into my eyes and said with confidence, I can help you. I'm three weeks out of surgery and the results get better everyday. Both Dr Merrit and his staff were with me from insurance approval through recovery and after.

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Great Surgeon

Dr. Merritt did bilateral ptosis procedure on me. Found him to be a great surgeon. Needs a little work on personality and patient interface, but I have found that the best surgeons are generally that way. Would recommend him highly.

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Dr. Merritt did an outstanding job with my surgery. He was very informative about the procedure and very patient about all my questions. I felt like I was special and I felt relaxed knowing I had the best doctor.
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Superb, compassionate technician/expert

Dr. Merritt enjoys a well-deserved reputation as the doctor of choice in his field. He is kind and respectful, addressing your questions patiently. I had a tearing problem for about 8 years which I just lived with. I finally took action when a top plastic surgeon I know personally noticed it and said Dr Merritt was the professional in this area to whom he refers. Dr Merritt performed diagnostic procedures in his office that were pain free and determine i I needed a bypass. My procedure involved about 8 stitches between eye corner next to nose given where they had to enter in my particular case and in less than 2 weeks the scar was virtually invisible. The stent came out early and my tearing is about 95% gone. I urge anyone needing to have any eye surgery to meet with Dr. Merritt. I trust him completely and consider myself very discerning in this area. Frankly, he ranks tops in my book among physicians I've had experience with for technical skill as well as a caring attitude.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016, 2014)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2015)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Merritt is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    40 Years Experience

  • University Of Texas Medical School At Houston

    Graduated in 1978

  • University Of Texas Health Science Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. James H Merritt III accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas
    • BCBS TX Blue Advantage HMO
    • BCBS TX BlueChoice
    • BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National POS
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Oculoplastic Associates Of Texas, 8230 Walnut Hill Ln Ste 508, Dallas, TX
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