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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 works as a retina specialist in La Mesa, CA and La Jolla, CA. 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. Dr. Najafi's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, uveitis, and intraocular lens (IOL) implant. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is conversant in Persian. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Alvarado Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Najafi has an open panel.

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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 works as a neuro-ophthalmology specialist in San Diego, CA and La Mesa, CA. His clinical interests include nystagmus, diplopia (double vision), and thyroid problems. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Kulkarni completed his residency training at Georgetown University Hospital. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Kulkarni has an open panel.

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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 a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Crystal include macular degeneration, microsurgery, and glaucoma. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Crystal graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 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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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 Vitreoretinal Diseases
6945 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Joshua Morrison-Reyes is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Morrison-Reyes studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Morrison-Reyes trained at George Washington University Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Morrison-Reyes include eye problems. Dr. Morrison-Reyes honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Morrison-Reyes has an open panel.

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All Interests: Eye Problems

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

Dr. Reuben Yoo specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in anterior segment diseases. Dr. Yoo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Washington Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Yoo speaks Korean.

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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
7877 Parkway Drive; Suite 100
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Paul Treger practices ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Treger is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Treger include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Treger is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Treger accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in La Mesa, CA and Coronado, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Cook's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and LASIK. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Cook is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Cook has an open panel.

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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
450 Fletcher Parkway; #112
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Gitane Patel practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in eye problems. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Patel's practice is open to new patients.

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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 a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Wasserstrom's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and glaucoma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wasserstrom accepts. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wasserstrom trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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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.