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We found 9 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's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Najafi include 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. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Najafi's practice is open to 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. In addition to English, 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 is a medical specialist in neuro-ophthalmology. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a graduate of Georgetown University Hospital's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Kulkarni's clinical interests: nystagmus, diplopia (double vision), and thyroid problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. His practice is open to 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Crystal include macular degeneration, microsurgery, and glaucoma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Crystal is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He 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)

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

Dr. Sarjan Patel's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Reuben Yoo's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Yoo focuses on anterior segment diseases. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yoo attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Washington Hospital Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Yoo is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases, eye problems

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Glenn Cook practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Cook has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Cook include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and LASIK. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Cook's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is conversant in Spanish.

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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)

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

Dr. Paul Treger is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Treger has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of 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 takes AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Treger is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Treger attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy

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

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

Dr. Gitane Patel is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in San Diego, CA, El Cajon, CA, and Alpine, CA. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include eye problems. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Howard University Hospital for residency. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in La Mesa, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Wasserstrom is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and glaucoma. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Wasserstrom takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, Blue Shield, and more.

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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.