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We found 7 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept PacifiCare POS near Vacaville, CA.

Dr. Melissa Smith Torralva, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
770 Mason Street
Vacaville, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Smith practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, LASIK, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems, cataracts

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, LASIK, Eye Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Cataract Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Julie Ann Chen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
770 Mason Street
Vacaville, CA
 

Dr. Julie Chen practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Chen (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include eye problems. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Chen performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, uveitis, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), astigmatism, diabetic retinopathy, presbyopia, dry eyes, eye problems

All Interests: Trabeculectomy, Cataract Surgery, Facial Problems, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Brian Reed, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1360 Burton Drive; #150
Vacaville, CA
 

Dr. John Reed's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests include uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Reed honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Reed trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis

All Interests: Uveitis, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Joel Abrahm Pearlman, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1360 Burton Drive; #150
Vacaville, CA
 

Dr. Joel Pearlman works as a retina specialist. In his practice, Dr. Pearlman focuses on glaucoma, vitreoretinal surgical procedures, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Pearlman honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Pearlman attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school.

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

All Interests: Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Robert Thomas Wendel, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1360 Burton Drive; Suite 150
Vacaville, CA
 

Dr. Robert Wendel is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Sacramento, CA, Roseville, CA, and Elk Grove, CA. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wendel include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Wendel is rated highly by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wendel takes. Dr. Wendel has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Wendel's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , macular hole, uveitis, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), retinopathy of prematurity, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, eye problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Retina Problems, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Uveitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Margaret Amy Chang, MS, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1360 Burton Drive; #150
Vacaville, CA
 

Dr. Margaret Chang specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In her practice, she is particularly interested in eye problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Chang accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For her professional training, Dr. Chang completed a residency program at Wilmer Eye Institute. In addition to English, she speaks Taiwanese. Dr. Chang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, eye problems

All Interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Retina Surgery, Retinal Detachment, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Tania Aung, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
770 Mason Street
Vacaville, CA
 

Dr. Tania Aung, who practices in Vacaville, CA, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and Rush Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Aung's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Aung's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , conjunctivitis (pink eye)

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Food ... (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.