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Kevin Merkley, MD, MBA
UTMB Health Provider
Specialties: Ophthalmology
Languages: English
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Experienced LASIK specialist and ophthalmologist Dr. Kevin H. Merkley has joined the UTMB Health Eye Center.

Dr. Merkley has more than 17 years of experience in private practice as a cataract, cornea and refractive surgeon. He holds both a medical degree and a master's degree in business administration.

He has performed more than 20,000 ophthalmic procedures including corneal transplants, LASIK, PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) and astigmatic corrections.

"The exciting thing about refractive surgery is that new technologies continue to come forward as older technologies continue to improve," Dr. Merkley said. "This will allow us to treat an increasingly wide spectrum of patients and refractive errors with even more predictable outcomes than we have enjoyed in the past."

Dr. Merkley treats a wide range of eye conditions, including cataracts, glaucoma, cornea/external disease, diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, and refractive errors.

Dr. Merkley also serves on the faculty of the UTMB Health Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, using his wealth of experience to train UTMB ophthalmology residents.

Department Chairman Dr. Bernard Godley said, "Dr. Merkley's extensive experience, particularly in LASIK and PRK, as well as his patient-focused philosophy, make him a great addition to our team."

Dr. Merkley added, "I look forward to meeting new patients in Southeast Texas and helping them to enjoy better vision. We truly live in a remarkable time!"


Medical/Professional School:

University of Utah Health Sciences Center - Salt Lake City, UT, MD

Bringham Young University - Provo, UT, MBA


Geisinger Medical Center - Danville, PA


Saint Luke's Hospital - Cleveland, OH


University of California - Irvine, CA

2660 Gulf Freeway South Suite 8
League City, TX 77573
Fax: (281) 337-0843
700 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77550
Fax: (409) 747-5825
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Great doctor and staffFeb 20,2019
I loved how Dr. Merkley took as much time as needed to explain by condition! I thoroughly understand now and feel confident to make better decisions about upcoming procedures. He is very personable and approachable. He made me feel important and understood. I will follow him for care, always!Feb 04,2019
dr merkley is an excellent eye care physician who is extremely knowledgeable, professional, courteous, kind and completely trustworthy. we appreciate his experience and expertise.Dec 03,2018
Dr. Merkley impressed me with his knowledge, his demeanor, and answered all my questions, and had patience in listening to my concerns. I know he is a good doctor.Dec 03,2018
very knowledgeable and professional. Took all the time I needed. followed up as promised.Nov 12,2018
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