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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, who practices in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Westeren is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Westeren's medical residency was performed 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 works as a retina specialist in Poway, CA and La Jolla, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Tornambe average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tornambe's areas of expertise include the following: vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tornambe honors. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Tornambe is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. 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 specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Poliner's areas of expertise consist of eye problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Patients rated Dr. Poliner highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. His practice 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). She has a special interest in glaucoma and cataract surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parekh takes. She studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Her hospital/clinic 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 is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests encompass retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. London is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. London trained at California Pacific Medical Center. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to 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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Escondido, CA and Poway, CA. She is especially interested in eye problems. Dr. Varshney is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Varshney is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. 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 is a specialist in dermatopathology. She works in Poway, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Jolla, CA. Dr. Calame (or staff) is conversant in Romanian and Spanish. Her areas of expertise include warts, moles, and acne. Dr. Calame's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. Patients rated Dr. Calame highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She has received professional recognition including the following: Dean of Student's Award-UCSD School of Medicine; Summa Cum Laude-California Lutheran University; and Dermatologist Section Chair-Scripps Memorial Hospital. Dr. Calame is open to new patients.

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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.