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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 works as a retina specialist in La Mesa, CA and La Jolla, CA. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Najafi attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Najafi's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, uveitis, and intraocular lens (IOL) implant. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is conversant in Persian. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Alvarado Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Najafi has an open panel.

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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 a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Dr. Bokosky is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bokosky accepts. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Kaushal M Kulkarni, MD
Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
10243 Genetic Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Kaushal Kulkarni works as a neuro-ophthalmology specialist in San Diego, CA and La Mesa, CA. His clinical interests include nystagmus, diplopia (double vision), and thyroid problems. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Kulkarni completed his residency training at Georgetown University Hospital. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Kulkarni has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , nystagmus, Ptosis, eye problems

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

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

Dr. Arthur Perry specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in La Jolla, CA and Chula Vista, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Perry include macular degeneration, plastic surgery procedures, and glaucoma. Dr. Perry is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Perry is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for his residency. His professional affiliations include 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: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Steven Pratt is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Pratt include plastic surgery procedures, glaucoma, and lacrimal (tearing system) surgery. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Pratt attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Pratt accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, eye problems

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

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

Dr. Neil Choplin's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and lacrimal (tearing system) surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Choplin accepts. He attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Nassau Hospital, Long Island and Nassau University Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Choplin's office for an appointment.

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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 is an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Patel honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Patel has an open panel.

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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 Vitreoretinal Diseases
9415 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Frank Tsai is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in La Jolla, CA, Chula Vista, CA, and San Diego, CA. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His clinical interests include macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Tsai accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He is accepting 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.