We found 6 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Aetna HealthFund HMO near Fairfield, CA.

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Dr. Julie Ann Chen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2702 Low Court
Fairfield, CA
 

Dr. Julie Chen, who practices in Fairfield, CA and Vacaville, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Chen (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. Her clinical interests encompass eye problems. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Chen attended Harvard Medical School. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, uveitis, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), astigmatism, diabetic retinopathy, presbyopia, dry eyes, eye problems

All Interests: Trabeculectomy, Cataract Surgery, Facial Problems, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tony Tsai, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2470 Hilborn Road; #150
Fairfield, CA
 

Dr. Tony Tsai is a retina specialist. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Wilmer Eye Institute's residency program. In his practice, Dr. Tsai focuses on eye problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Tsai is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, macular hole, retinopathy of prematurity, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, vitreous problems, eye problems

All Interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Macular Degeneration, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Thomas Wendel, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2470 Hilborn Road; #150
Fairfield, CA
 

Dr. Robert Wendel practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, he is particularly interested in eye problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wendel accepts. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Wendel trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Wendel's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , macular hole, uveitis, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), retinopathy of prematurity, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, vitreous problems, eye problems

All Interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Uveitis, Age-Related Macular ... (Read more)

Dr. David G Cupp, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2470 Hilborn Road; Suite 150
Fairfield, CA
 

Dr. David Cupp's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP), and Central Valley Medical Group. He obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Cupp honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vitreous problems

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1345 Gateway Boulevard
Fairfield, CA
 

Dr. Bradley Sandler specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Vacaville, CA and Fairfield, CA. His clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Sandler takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, Dr. Sandler (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Solano Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Dr. Samuel Da-Seng Kao, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
1620 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite A
Fairfield, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Kao's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. He is conversant in Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Cantonese. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Kao's professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Kao graduated from Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , eyelid problems

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Wrist Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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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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