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We found 10 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 is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, uveitis, and intraocular lens (IOL) implant. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Alvarado Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Najafi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Najafi attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He speaks Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, eye problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Intraocular ... (Read more)

Dr. Kaushal M Kulkarni, MD
Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
7862 El Cajon Boulevard
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Kaushal Kulkarni, who practices in San Diego, CA and La Mesa, CA, is a medical specialist in neuro-ophthalmology. These areas are among his clinical interests: nystagmus, diplopia (double vision), and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Kulkarni obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , nystagmus, Ptosis, eye problems

All Interests: Nystagmus, Thyroid Problems, Intracranial Hypertension, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. Franklin Allen Crystal, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
225 W Madison Avenue; Suite 1
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Franklin Crystal is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in El Cajon, CA. Dr. Crystal is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, microsurgery, and glaucoma. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Crystal speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Crystal has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, glaucoma

All Interests: Microsurgery, Cataract Surgery, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joshua Morrison-Reyes, who practices in Pomona, CA and San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, Dr. Morrison-Reyes focuses on eye problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Morrison-Reyes completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Morrison-Reyes's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Eye Problems

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

Dr. Sarjan Patel sees patients in San Diego, CA, Alpine, CA, and Escondido, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Patel honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients. 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) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, eye problems

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Paul Treger's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Treger is especially interested in macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp HealthCare. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Treger is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Cataract Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Glenn Cook, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7877 Parkway Drive; Suite 100
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Glenn Cook sees patients in La Mesa, CA and Coronado, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Cook completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and LASIK. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Cook honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cook is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Laser Treatment, Laser ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Reuben Yoo is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in Korean. His clinical interests encompass anterior segment diseases. Dr. Yoo's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Yoo performed his residency at Washington Hospital Center. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases, eye problems

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Gitane Patel is an ophthalmologist in San Diego, CA, El Cajon, CA, and Alpine, CA. He is especially interested in eye problems. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at Howard University Hospital. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Eye Problems

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

Dr. Jeffrey Wasserstrom is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in La Mesa, CA. Dr. Wasserstrom is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and glaucoma. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wasserstrom accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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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.