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We found 7 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Health Net HMO near Poway, CA.

Dr. Alan Carl Westeren, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
16486 Bernardo Center Drive; Suite C-150
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Alan Westeren's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Westeren speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Westeren is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems, cataracts, cornea problems

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems

Dr. Paul Edward Tornambe, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
12630 Monte Vista Road; Suite 104
Poway, CA
 

Dr. Paul Tornambe is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Tornambe's clinical interests: vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. Dr. Tornambe graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Eye Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Lon Scott Poliner, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
12630 Monte Vista Road; Suite 104
Poway, CA
 

Dr. Lon Poliner's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, Dr. Poliner focuses on eye problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Poliner takes. Dr. Poliner is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Eye Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Anjali Sheena Parekh, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
16950 Via Tazon
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Anjali Parekh is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Parekh include glaucoma and cataract surgery. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Parekh attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Parekh's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Sharp Rees-Stealy. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma

Dr. Nikolas Js London, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
12630 Monte Vista Road; Suite 104
Poway, CA
 

Dr. Nikolas London is a retina specialist in San Diego, CA, Poway, CA, and La Jolla, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. London is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. London's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at California Pacific Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
13035 Pomerado Road; Suite C
Poway, CA
 

Dr. Neeta Varshney's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Varshney include eye problems. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Varshney is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She trained at Jules Stein Eye Institute for her residency. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Eye Problems

Dr. Antoanella Calame, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology
15725 Pomerado Road; Suite 102
Poway, CA
 

Dr. Antoanella Calame sees patients in Poway, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Jolla, CA. Her medical specialty is dermatopathology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Calame include warts, moles, and acne. She is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Calame's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Dean of Student's Award-UCSD School of Medicine; Summa Cum Laude-California Lutheran University; and Dermatologist Section Chair-Scripps Memorial Hospital. Dr. Calame (or staff) speaks Romanian and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , blepharitis

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Cellulitis, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin ... (Read more)

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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.