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We found 4 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Aetna HealthFund HMO near Fairfield, CA.

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

Dr. Julie Chen practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Chen (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include eye problems. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Chen performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She 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. Robert Thomas Wendel, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2470 Hilborn Road; #150
Fairfield, CA
 

Dr. Robert Wendel is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Sacramento, CA, Roseville, CA, and Elk Grove, CA. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wendel include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Wendel is rated highly by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wendel takes. Dr. Wendel has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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, eye problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Retina Problems, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Uveitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tony Tsai sees patients in Sacramento, CA, Roseville, CA, and Elk Grove, CA. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Tsai's clinical interests encompass eye problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. His education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. Tsai is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Cancer, Eye ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Samuel Kao practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Kao's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, he performed his residency at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. In addition to English, Dr. Kao speaks Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Cantonese. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He is accepting 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.