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We found 9 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Newport Beach, CA.

Dr. Druann Joyce McCluskey, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Attn: Lorry Duncan; Attn: Lorry Duncan
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Druann McCluskey is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. McCluskey accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. McCluskey has an open panel.

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

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Glaucoma, Cornea Problems

Dr. Sanford Chen, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
320 Superior Avenue; Suite 160
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Sanford Chen sees patients in Santa Ana, CA, Laguna Hills, CA, and Newport Beach, CA. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Dr. Chen attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Scheie Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Chen's distinctions include: America's Top Ophthalmologists Consumers' Research Council of America, 6th Edition; Patients' Choice Physician Award MDx Medical; and Physician of Excellence Orange County Medical Association, Multiple years. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Jared Ronald Younger, MPH, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
18426 Brookhurst Street; Suite 103
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Jared Younger's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataracts, and cornea problems. Dr. Younger accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After attending the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Younger completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Younger is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cataracts, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Eye Surgery, Cataracts, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

Dr. Shahem Shahem Kawji, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology
20072 Sw Birch Street; Suite 260
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Shahem Kawji is a Newport Beach, CA physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kawji honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Kawji is conversant in Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis

All Interests: Uveitis, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
361 Hospital Road; Suite 126
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Brent Norman is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, Dr. Norman focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Norman is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Norman's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. William Pai-Dei Chen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1401 Avocado; Suite 505
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. William Chen works as an ophthalmologist in Long Beach, CA, Irvine, CA, and Orange, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in plastic surgery procedures, eyelid problems, and reconstructive surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chen is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Chen studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , eyelid problems, eye problems

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Dr. Madhu R Agarwal, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
360 San Miguel Drive; Suite 307
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Madhu Agarwal specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Agarwal takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Agarwal (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
850 Health Sciences Road
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Julio Echegoyen specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Chula Vista, CA, San Diego, CA, and Irvine, CA. Dr. Echegoyen graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His areas of expertise include eye problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Echegoyen is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Scripps Mercy Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Eye Problems

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
320 Superior Avenue; Suite 160
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. John Maggiano is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Maggiano's areas of clinical interest consist of vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Maggiano graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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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.