We found 16 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Shield near El Cajon, CA.

Dr. Javid Javid Najafi, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
8262 University Avenue
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. David Najafi practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in La Mesa, CA and La Jolla, CA. His areas of expertise include retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Najafi is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Alvarado Hospital Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Najafi is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Najafi attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. He is conversant in Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis, vitreous problems, eye problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Uveitis, Vitreous Problems, Eye Problems

Dr. Sarjan H Patel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
450 Fletcher Parkway; #112
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Sarjan Patel is an ophthalmologist in San Diego, CA, Alpine, CA, and Escondido, CA. Dr. Patel has a special interest in cataracts. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Patel welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems, cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Eye Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6945 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Joshua Morrison-Reyes' medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise include eye problems. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Morrison-Reyes is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has an open panel. Dr. Morrison-Reyes obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Eye Problems

Dr. Reuben T Yoo, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
10862 Calle Verde
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Reuben Yoo practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in San Diego, CA, La Jolla, CA, and La Mesa, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cataracts. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yoo attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington Hospital Center. He speaks Korean. Dr. Yoo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems, cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
450 Fletcher Parkway; #112
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Gitane Patel is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Patel focuses on eye problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Howard University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Patel is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Eye Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
8881 Fletcher Parkway; #104
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Kuljinder Grewal's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). The average patient rating for Dr. Grewal is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Grewal attended medical school at Government Medical College, Patiala. He speaks Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , vitreous problems

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
680 Fletcher Parkway; Suite 202
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. John Kownacki sees patients in El Cajon, CA and La Mesa, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Kownacki attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. The average patient rating for Dr. Kownacki is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
7862 El Cajon Boulevard
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Kaushal Kulkarni is a physician who specializes in neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Kulkarni studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His residency was performed at Georgetown University Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kulkarni takes.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
225 W Madison Avenue; Suite 1
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Franklin Crystal's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Crystal focuses on glaucoma and cataracts. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Crystal obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
7862 El Cajon Boulevard
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Michael Nyberg's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Nyberg obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
7877 Parkway Drive; Suite 100
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Paul Treger practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in La Mesa, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Treger average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Treger's clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University. His medical residency was performed at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Treger is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 551
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Rice is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in La Mesa, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rice include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Rice trained at California Pacific Medical Center for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rice is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Building 3 Suite 551
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Wasserstrom is an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and glaucoma. Dr. Wasserstrom accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Wasserstrom attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Susan Kaweski, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
8415 Grant Avenue
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Susan Kaweski sees patients in La Mesa, CA. Her medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Kaweski's areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego and Penn State Hershey Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors and RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Dr. Moneer M Jaibaji, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
8851 Center Drive; Suite #301
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Moneer Jaibaji's area of specialization is facial plastic surgery. He is a graduate of Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine and The University of Mustansiriyah College of Medicine and a graduate of St. Joseph Mercy Oakland's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jaibaji include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. Dr. Jaibaji has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. He speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Jaibaji has an open panel.

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Dr. Reza H Tirgari, MD
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
6655 Alvarado Road
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Reza Tirgari is an emergency medicine specialist. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: facial problems, rosacea, and dermabrasion. Patient reviews placed Dr. Tirgari at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tirgari is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. He is affiliated with Alvarado Hospital Medical Center and Veterans Health Administration (VA).

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What are Eye Problems?

Almost every moment that we are awake, we rely on our eyes to navigate and interact with the world around us. But we rarely give our eyes much thought. The truth is, the eyes are amazing, complex and delicate organs. Millions of people every year have problems with their eyes. Some of the most common eye problems are refractive disorders, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and cataracts.

Refractive disorders happen when the shape of your eye doesn’t let you focus very precisely. You might be myopic (nearsighted), hyperopic (farsighted), or have an astigmatism, which is a focus problem caused by the cornea. Refractive disorders can be corrected by glasses or contacts.

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. It happens when fluid pressure builds up within the eye and damages the optic nerve. It is treated with medications and surgery.

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes. The retina is tissue at the back of the eye that is filled with numerous, tiny blood vessels. When diabetes damages these delicate blood vessels, they burst or leak, leading to blind spots and blurred vision. Diabetic retinopathy can be treated with laser therapy and surgery, but often vision cannot be restored.

Macular degeneration is common in older adults. The macula is the central part of the retina and is responsible for crisp center vision. Over time, the cells in the macula begin to die, making central vision blurry. An early symptom of macular degeneration is that straight lines appear wavy.

Cataracts happen when the clear lens in the front of the eye becomes cloudy, making things look blurry or faded. They are extremely common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans will have had a cataract. In early stages, prescription glasses and magnifying lenses can help. As the cataracts get worse, surgery to replace the lens may be the best option.

More than just one of the five senses, we rely heavily on our eyes to communicate, work, and get around every day. It’s important to have regular eye exams to make sure your vision stays in good shape for years to come.
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