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Dr. Joel Abrahm Pearlman, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
300 Sierra College Drive; Suite 265
Grass Valley, CA
 

Dr. Joel Pearlman's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, Dr. Pearlman focuses on glaucoma, vitreoretinal surgical procedures, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Pearlman is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Pearlman trained at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Robert Thomas Wendel, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
300 Sierra College Drive; Suite 265
Grass Valley, 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 attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Wendel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Wendel's areas of expertise include the following: vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net ELECT POS, and more. Dr. Wendel has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Wendel has an open panel.

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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, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Uveitis, Eye Problems, Retina ... (Read more)

Dr. Tony Tsai, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
300 Sierra College Drive; Suite 265
Grass Valley, CA
 

Dr. Tony Tsai specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Sacramento, CA, Roseville, CA, and Elk Grove, CA. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Tsai's areas of expertise include eye problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Tsai attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wilmer Eye Institute. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net ELECT POS, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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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. Margaret Amy Chang, MS, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
300 Sierra College Drive; Suite 265
Grass Valley, CA
 

Dr. Margaret Chang's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She has indicated that her clinical interests include eye problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net ELECT POS, and more. Dr. Chang attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Wilmer Eye Institute for residency. She speaks Taiwanese. Dr. Chang is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, eye problems

All Interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye Problems, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Retina Surgery, Retinal ... (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.