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We found 11 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 014 near Long Beach, CA.

Dr. Ehsan Sadri, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5991 E Spring Street; Suite 327
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Ehsan Sadri's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sadri's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Sadri focuses on glaucoma. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sadri takes. Dr. Sadri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Atlantis Eyecare, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Sadri is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Glaucoma

Dr. Donald Natale Serafano, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3225 Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 103
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Donald Serafano is an ophthalmologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Serafano's areas of expertise include hylaform, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Serafano completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Serafano (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, posterior capsular opacification (secondary cataract)

All Interests: Glasses, Botox Injection, Posterior Capsular Opacification, Hylaform, Eye Procedures, Eye Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lars Hans Hertzog, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2977 Redondo Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Lars Hertzog specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Hertzog include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Hertzog's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hertzog is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Cornea Problems

Dr. Audrey Chia-Y Chen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3900 Long Beach Boulevard
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Audrey Mok's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Mok is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mok honors. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Mok has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3325 Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 103
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Carlos Martinez, who practices in Long Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Martinez's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. His professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Martinez is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Martinez attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Corneal Surgery, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
5901 E. 7th Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Carl Hartman works as an ophthalmologist. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glasses. Dr. Hartman's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hartman has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems, cornea problems, cataracts

All Interests: Eye Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, Glasses, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eli L Chang, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3325 Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 103
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Eli Chang's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang takes. Dr. Chang obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Chang is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Cancer, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
4100 Long Beach Boulevard; Suite 108
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Robert Clark works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. Dr. Clark's clinical interests include strabismus. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Clark is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and PIH Health.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Larry Wayne Freeman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3325 Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 103
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Larry Freeman works as an ophthalmologist in Los Alamitos, CA and Long Beach, CA. His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and glaucoma surgery. Dr. Freeman takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, glaucoma, eye problems, dry eye syndrome, cataracts

All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Eye Problems, Glasses, Comprehensive ... (Read more)

Dr. Irene Fong Sasaki, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1045 Atlantic Avenue; Suite 1007
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Irene Sasaki's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Sasaki is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach. Her education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Teresa Olavarri Rosales, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
4100 Long Beach Boulevard; #108
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Teresa Rosales' medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Her clinical interests include eye problems. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Rosales performed her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. Rosales speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Eye Problems

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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.