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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 is an ophthalmologist in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Westeren's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Westeren speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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 vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Poway, CA and La Jolla, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Tornambe include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tornambe is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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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). His areas of clinical interest consist of eye problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Poliner is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Poliner trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Poliner has an open panel.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery. Dr. Parekh is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from 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. She welcomes 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 specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in San Diego, CA, Poway, CA, and La Jolla, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. London is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. London is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Escondido, CA and Poway, CA. Her clinical interests include eye problems. She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Varshney completed her residency training at Jules Stein Eye Institute. In addition to English, Dr. Varshney speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Eye Problems

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

Dr. Antoanella Calame is a specialist in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and surgical dermatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Calame average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Calame include warts, moles, and acne. Dr. Calame's professional affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Calame takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Her distinctions 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 the following languages: 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.