Tomy Starck, MD


 
Director of UltraVision Center and former Director of the Refractive Surgery Service at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), is recognized as a leader in cornea and refractive surgery as well as a renowned author and speaker.
Dr. Starck has authored more than twenty-five articles in peer-reviewed journals, 9 textbook chapters, and more than 85 presentations in the United States and internationally. He received the 1999 Honor Award of the American Academy of Ophthalmology for his scientific contributions to the ophthalmology field.
Dr. Starck received his undergraduate eduation and Medical Degree from the University of Valle in Colombia, S.A. He then was awarded a scholarship at the world-renowned refractive surgery center, Barraquer Clinic in Bogota. He received his Ophthalmology residency training under the direction of Dr. Jose Barraquer, "father" of refractive surgery as we know it today. Dr. Starck then continued his training in the United States, first as a Cornea fellow at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary-Harvard Medical School, and then for three additional years as resident in Ophthalmology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He has been on the faculty of UTHSCSA since 1994 and is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Starck has been involved in refractive surgery since 1985 with the original keratomileusis and with vision correction (LASIK, PRK) early on, having performed his first myopic LASIK in 1996 in the United States, and his first hyperopic LASIK in 1997 also in the United States. Since then several thousand patients have benefited from his expertise and knowledge.
Dr. Starck has been conducting research with prototypes on wavefront technology for the past five years even before it was available for commercial use. In recent years, this depth of knowledge on the subject is evident by multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Refractive Surgery and Journal of Cataract Surgery. This places Dr. Starck at the forefront of vision correction techniques and is committed to using the most advanced technology available. He is the first LASIK surgeon in south Texas to offer the Bausch & Lomb ZyoptixTM system for personalized laser vision correction in which clinical studies conducted by the FDA demonstrated 100% patient satisfaction.

 

Ricardo N. Sepulveda, MD

  Dr. Sepulveda was born in the state of Illinois and raised in Monterrey, Mexico where his family still resides. After graduating from the University of Monterrey Medical School, he moved to Houston where he participated as a Research Fellow in the Department of Ophthalmology and the University of Houston’s College of Optometry conducting multiple clinical trials and lab experiments. He completed a General Surgery internship at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic followed by a Residency in Ophthalmology at the New York College of Medicine-St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan, where he served as Chief Resident during his last year of Residency. Dr. Sepulveda was admitted to the Cleveland Clinic-Cole Eye Institute to pursue a fellowship in Anterior Segment Diseases, Cornea and Refractive Surgery under the guidance of Dr. Steve Wilson and Dr. Ron Krueger.

In 2009, Dr. Sepulveda completed his fellowship and was invited to work alongside his friend and mentor, Dr. Charles A. Garcia in Houston.  After three years in private practice he decided to complete another fellowship in Surgical Retina from 2012-2014 under Dr. Garcia’s supervision.  During his time in Houston he worked with many international medical students from multiple medical schools in Mexico.  Dr. Sepulveda has published book chapters in internationally known medical text books, articles in peer reviewed journals and presented in ophthalmology meetings both local and international.  He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

 

Roger Velasquez, MD

 Dr. Velasquez was born and raised in San Antonio, TX where he currently resides with his wife and two children. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). He remained at UTHSCSA to complete his residency in Ophthalmology. He completed further training in Glaucoma surgery through a fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas. He returned to UTHSCSA as an assistant professor of clinical ophthalmology and glaucoma prior to joining Ultravision. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Glaucoma Society, Texas Ophthalmological Association, and Texas Medical Association.

He brings expertise in medical, surgical, and laser options for treating glaucoma in addition to providing comprehensive ophthalmologic care.

 

Cody Harrison, OD

Dr. Harrison received his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. He then pursed his doctorate of optometry degree from the Rosenberg School of Optometry at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas.

During this time, he completed externships at McWethy Troop Medical Clinic at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX and at Kozlovsky, Delay & Winter Eye Consultants, also in San Antonio. Dr. Harrison has experience in ocular disease management, primary care, contact lens and perioperative care. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Texas Optometric Association and is fluent in Spanish. Dr. Harrison and his wife Emily live in San Antonio with children, Ethan and Andrew, and Alexis.

 

Tony Urbina, OD

Dr. Urbina received his Bachelor of Science at the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Human Biology. He then pursued a Doctorate in Optometry from a world class teaching institute, the University of Houston College of Optometry, where he received training in primary care, contact lens, low vision, and ocular pathology.

He completed his clinical externships at La Nueva Casa de Amigos Health Clinic in Houston, TX and the NSU College of Optometry in Tahlequah, OK, working with the Cherokee population. His clinical rotations focused heavily on the treatment and management of ocular conditions such as dry eye, cataracts, diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. In addition to his strong background in primary eye care, he has participated in the co-management of glaucoma laser surgery, cataract surgery, LASIK, and various anterior segment procedures.

Dr. Urbina is national board certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease and a state board certified glaucoma specialist. He is an active member of the Texas Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, volunteering, photography, and playing his guitar.