We found 8 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Health Net HMO near Poway, CA.

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

Dr. Alan Westeren's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Westeren's areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Westeren studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Poway, CA and La Jolla, CA. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is especially interested in retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Tornambe honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine and a graduate of Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center's residency program. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Tornambe is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Tornambe is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Retina Problems, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Lon Poliner works as a retina specialist in Poway, CA and La Jolla, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Poliner include eye problems. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Poliner completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. On average, patients gave Dr. Poliner a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vitreous problems, eye problems

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Anjali Parekh is an ophthalmologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Parekh include glaucoma and cataract surgery. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Parekh graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Sharp Rees-Stealy. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In addition to English, Dr. London speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. London focuses on retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Before performing his residency at California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. London attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. London welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Retina Problems, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Neeta Varshney is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Varshney is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Jules Stein Eye Institute. Clinical interests for Dr. Varshney include eye problems. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Varshney is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
15611 Pomerado Road
Poway, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Lozier works as an ophthalmologist in Poway, CA. Dr. Lozier attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. His clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

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

Dr. Antoanella Calame works as a dermatopathologist in Poway, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Jolla, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, dermabrasion, and moles. Dr. Calame has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her 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. She is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Calame's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , blepharitis, 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.
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