We found 46 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Shield near Northridge, CA.

Specializes in Ophthalmology
7230 Medical Ctr Drive; Suite 404
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. David Aizuss' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, LASIK, and cataract surgery. His professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Aizuss attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jules Stein Eye Institute for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Aizuss include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, external eye diseases, cataracts, cornea problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

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Dr. Mark H Kramar, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7230 Medical Center Drive; Suite 404
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Mark Kramar's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In his practice, Dr. Kramar focuses on glaucoma, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Kramar's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Kramar is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Dr. Kramar welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma

Dr. David Benjamin Samimi, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
5363 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 246
Encino, CA
 

Dr. David Samimi sees patients in Los Angeles, CA, Santa Monica, CA, and Encino, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid retraction repair, birthmark removal, and juvederm. Dr. Samimi's professional affiliations include Adventist Health System and Providence Saint John's Health Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Samimi accepts. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Samimi attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for his residency. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Samimi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Dr. Kayur Harsukh Shah, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
11333 N. Sepulveda Boulevard; 1st Floor
Mission Hills, CA
 

Dr. Kayur Shah is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Mission Hills, CA. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Shah accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Facey Medical Group. Dr. Shah welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Uveitis

Dr. Cynthia A Boxrud, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
5363 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 246
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Cynthia Boxrud is a specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boxrud's clinical interests include chin implants, eyelid surgery, and TCA peel. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Boxrud attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Boxrud include: Southern California Super Doctors; Preeminent Women's Health Doctors; and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Providence Saint John's Health Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Boxrud's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Mark Alan Baskin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
16550 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 406
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Mark Baskin is an Encino, CA physician who specializes in ophthalmic plastic surgery. Before completing his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Baskin attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Baskin include eyelid retraction repair, facial reconstruction, and juvederm. The average patient rating for Dr. Baskin is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Baskin accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Preeminent Women's Health Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

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Dr. Steven Howard Rauchman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
11550 Indian Hills Road; Suite 341
Mission Hills, CA
 

Dr. Steven Rauchman is a Mission Hills, CA physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rauchman has a special interest in diabetes management, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Rauchman trained at Boston Medical Center for his residency. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Rauchman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Diabetes Management, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma

Dr. Bruce B Becker, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
5363 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 246
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Becker's area of specialization is ophthalmic plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Becker's clinical interests include maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Preeminent Women's Health Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Becker speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Maxillofacial Surgery, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
16311 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 750
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Peter Zeegen practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Encino, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Zeegen at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zeegen include cataracts and eye cancer. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Zeegen attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jules Stein Eye Institute for residency. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts, eye cancer

All Interests: Cataracts, Eye Cancer

Dr. David Michael Colvard, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5363 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 545
Encino, CA
 

Dr. David Colvard's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Colvard is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Colvard honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
5363 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 545
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Ganesha Kandavel is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kandavel include cataract surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kandavel is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Doctors and Dentists for Women; and Southern California Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Kandavel is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kandavel's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Eye Problems

Dr. Hajir Dadgostar, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
16500 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 250
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Hajir Dadgostar's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Dadgostar trained at Jules Stein Eye Institute for his residency. Dr. Dadgostar has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Dadgostar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.

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Relevant Interests: , vitreous problems

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Robert Evan Feinfield, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4955 Van Nuys Boulevard; Suite 719
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Robert Feinfield's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Feinfield include cataract surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Feinfield studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Feinfield honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Feinfield's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
14914 Sherman Way
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Doreen Fazio's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Fazio's medical residency was performed at Jules Stein Eye Institute. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fazio honors. Her distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Roger D Friedman, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Ophthalmology
5400 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 131
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Roger Friedman is a physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Friedman include strabismus. Dr. Friedman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Friedman trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Friedman is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
11550 Indian Hills Road; Suite 341
Mission Hills, CA
 

Dr. Robert Smyth-Medina is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Mission Hills, CA. He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Dr. Smyth-Medina takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. Dr. Smyth-Medina welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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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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