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We found 11 ophthalmologists who accept HealthSmart near Chula Vista, CA.

Dr. Seema Vishnu Sundaram, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1400 E Palomar Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Seema Sundaram's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is conversant in Tamil. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Sundaram studied medicine at Calicut Medical College. Dr. Sundaram completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

Dr. Barry M Scher, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
681 Third Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Barry Scher is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Chula Vista, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Scher's clinical interests include macular degeneration, microsurgery, and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Scher's residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scher accepts. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Microsurgery, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular ... (Read more)

Dr. Nasrin N Mani, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
835 Third Avenue; Suite A
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Nasrin Mani is a retina specialist in Chula Vista, CA and El Centro, CA. She attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. Dr. Mani completed her residency training at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. Her areas of clinical interest consist of macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mani is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is conversant in Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Mani is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Detachment, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Gayle C Howard, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
681 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Gayle Howard's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Howard performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Howard include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and diabetic retinopathy. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Howard is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1400 East Palomar Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Lina Amini specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Amini has a special interest in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Amini is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. She trained at UNC Hospitals for residency. She has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. Dr. Amini is conversant in Persian.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Gary M Jacobs, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
681 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Gary Jacobs practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jacobs include macular degeneration, LASIK, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Before completing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Jacobs attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Microsurgery, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria E Castillejos, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
342 F Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Maria Castillejos is an ophthalmologist in Chula Vista, CA. She speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Castillejos include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and laser surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. She graduated from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Castillejos is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Castillejos has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Pterygium Surgery, Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarjan H Patel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2220 E Plaza Boulevard; #h
National City, CA
 

Dr. Sarjan Patel's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. In Dr. Patel's practice, he is particularly interested in macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular ... (Read more)

Dr. David Castillejos-Rios, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
342 F Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. David Castillejos-Rios practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Castillejos-Rios include macular degeneration, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Castillejos-Rios takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients. After attending National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal. Dr. Castillejos-Rios (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank Fonted Tsai, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1400 East Palomar Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Frank Tsai is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Tsai is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Detachment

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
865 3rd Avenue; Suite 121
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Martin Rajsbaum specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Chula Vista, CA and San Marcos, CA. Dr. Rajsbaum (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Russian. These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Before performing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital, Dr. Rajsbaum attended National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Rajsbaum is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Laser ... (Read more)

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What is Ophthalmology?

An ophthalmologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats problems of the eye. As opposed to optometrists, ophthalmologists are medical doctors, and their specialty is comprehensive eye care and eye surgery. An ophthalmologist can:
  • see patients for routine eye care
  • diagnose eye problems
  • prescribe glasses, contact lenses, and medications
  • provide refractive therapies to correct vision, such as LASIK
  • perform surgery on the eye

Ophthalmologists are trained in the same vision screening practices as optometrists; however, their practice tends to focus more on the medical and surgical management of complex eye disorders. Although vision is important, so is the physical health of the eye. An ophthalmologist performing an eye exam will examine the whole eye including the eyelids, the muscles that move the eye, the front and back parts of the eye, and the pressure inside the eye.

Patients sometimes see ophthalmologists as their primary eye care and vision doctors, or they may be referred to an ophthalmologist for treatment of a one-time problem with their eye, such as an infection. Ophthalmologists provide routine care for patients who have chronic eye diseases, such as glaucoma (where pressure inside the eye damages the optic nerve sending images to the brain) or macular degeneration (an age-related eye disease that causes vision loss). In addition to providing routine care, ophthalmologists will perform eye surgery on patients who need more serious treatment, such as a corneal transplant.