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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 works as an ophthalmologist in Chula Vista, CA. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. She graduated from Calicut Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Sundaram is conversant in Tamil. Dr. Sundaram is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

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

Dr. Nasrin Mani is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Mani has a special interest in macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Meharry Medical College, Dr. Mani performed her residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. Dr. Mani speaks Persian.

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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 area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Howard has a special interest in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and diabetic retinopathy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Howard accepts. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Howard is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Gary Jacobs works as an ophthalmologist. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, LASIK, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). Dr. Jacobs is professionally affiliated with 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 in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Barry Scher practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Scher's clinical interests include macular degeneration, microsurgery, and glaucoma. His professional affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp HealthCare. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Scher is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1400 East Palomar Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Lina Amini is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Amini is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at UNC Hospitals. She has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. Dr. Amini speaks Persian. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Amini is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Maria Castillejos specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Chula Vista, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and laser surgery. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing her residency at Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Castillejos attended National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Castillejos is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. David Castillejos-Rios sees patients in Chula Vista, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Castillejos-Rios's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal, Dr. Castillejos-Rios attended National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Castillejos-Rios (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Sarjan Patel is an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Patel honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Patel has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular ... (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). He works in La Jolla, CA, Chula Vista, CA, and San Diego, CA. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His clinical interests include macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Tsai accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is an ophthalmologist. His clinical interests include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Dr. Rajsbaum honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Rajsbaum (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Russian. Dr. Rajsbaum's professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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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.