We found 8 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept TRICARE near La Jolla, CA.

Dr. Javid Javid Najafi, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
9834 Genesee Avenue; Suite 200
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. David Najafi's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise consist of macular degeneration, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and diabetic retinopathy. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Alvarado Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Najafi takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Najafi obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is conversant in Persian.

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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. John Edward Bokosky, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
9834 Genesee Avenue; Suite 428
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. John Bokosky is an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Bokosky include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Bokosky takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Bokosky is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, external eye diseases, eye problems, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur C Perry, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 310
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Arthur Perry is a specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery. He works in La Jolla, CA and Chula Vista, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Perry include macular degeneration, LASIK, and cataract surgery. Dr. Perry is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Perry is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Botox Injection, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven G Pratt, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 310
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Steven Pratt practices plastic surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease) in La Jolla, CA and Escondido, CA. Dr. Pratt attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. He has a special interest in glaucoma, lacrimal (tearing system) surgery, and cosmetic procedures. Dr. Pratt honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, eye problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kaushal M Kulkarni, MD
Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
10243 Genetic Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Kaushal Kulkarni works as a neuro-ophthalmology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: nystagmus, diplopia (double vision), and thyroid problems. Dr. Kulkarni is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , nystagmus, Ptosis, eye problems

All Interests: Nystagmus, Thyroid Problems, Intracranial Hypertension, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. Neil T Choplin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
9834 Genesee Avenue; Suite 428
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Neil Choplin specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in San Diego, CA, La Jolla, CA, and Escondido, CA. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. He completed his residency training at Nassau Hospital, Long Island and Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Choplin's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and lacrimal (tearing system) surgery. Dr. Choplin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, eye problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Intraocular Lens Implant, Lacrimal ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarjan H Patel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4413 La Jolla Village Dr. Sp P1
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Sarjan Patel's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His clinical interests include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Patel is in-network for 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, diabetic retinopathy, eye problems

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

Dr. Frank Fonted Tsai, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
9415 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Frank Tsai is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in La Jolla, CA, Chula Vista, CA, and San Diego, CA. His areas of expertise consist of macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Tsai is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment

All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Detachment

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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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