We found 17 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). He has a special interest in macular degeneration, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Najafi honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He speaks Persian. Dr. Najafi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Alvarado Hospital Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Kaushal Kulkarni specializes in neuro-ophthalmology. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Kulkarni's residency was performed at Georgetown University Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: nystagmus, diplopia (double vision), and thyroid problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Kulkarni is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , nystagmus, Ptosis, eye problems

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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 addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Crystal's clinical interests include macular degeneration, microsurgery, and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Crystal's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts

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

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

Dr. Kuljinder Grewal's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). On average, patients gave Dr. Grewal a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Grewal attended Government Medical College, Patiala for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , vitreous problems

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Joshua Morrison-Reyes practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). 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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in eye problems. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Morrison-Reyes is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Eye Problems

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

Dr. Sarjan Patel's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Patel attended medical school at 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 (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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

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

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

Dr. John Kownacki is an ophthalmologist in El Cajon, CA and La Mesa, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Kownacki honors Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU).

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

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

Dr. Paul Treger specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Treger attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Treger include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Dr. Treger's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Treger's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts

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

Dr. Glenn Cook specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in La Mesa, CA and Coronado, CA. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and LASIK. Dr. Cook is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Cook's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cook honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy

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

Dr. Reuben Yoo specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Washington Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include cataracts. Dr. Yoo takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is conversant in Korean. Dr. Yoo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems, cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
7862 El Cajon Boulevard
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Michael Nyberg is a La Mesa, CA physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include pterygium surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nyberg attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. Dr. Nyberg is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

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

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

Dr. Gitane Patel is an ophthalmologist. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Howard University Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include eye problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Eye Problems

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

Dr. Lawrence Rice is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Rice average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rice include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and Blue Shield. Dr. Rice attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at California Pacific Medical Center for residency.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in La Mesa, CA. Dr. Wasserstrom has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and glaucoma. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is in-network for 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

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

Dr. Moneer Jaibaji specializes in facial plastic surgery and practices in Coronado, CA, La Mesa, CA, and Fullerton, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Jaibaji is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine and The University of Mustansiriyah College of Medicine, Dr. Jaibaji performed his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. He speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Jaibaji is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Susan Kaweski is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Kaweski's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaweski include dermabrasion, cryosurgery, and breast augmentation. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaweski graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at Naval Medical Center San Diego and Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kaweski include: San Diego Super Doctors and RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Kaweski is conversant in Hebrew. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

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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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