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Specializes in Ophthalmology
8381 Southpark Lane
Littleton, CO
 

Dr. Richard Damiano's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include external eye diseases and cornea problems. On average, patients gave Dr. Damiano a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Damiano is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
8381 Southpark Lane
Littleton, CO
 

Dr. Robert Fish works as an ophthalmologist. His areas of clinical interest consist of external eye diseases and cornea problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fish attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for his residency. He is affiliated with Centura Health.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
8381 Southpark Lane
Littleton, CO
 

Dr. S. Forstot is an ophthalmologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Forstot include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Forstot is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Forstot trained at Shands HealthCare. He is affiliated with Centura Health and VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
8381 Southpark Lane
Littleton, CO
 

Dr. Karen Repine's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Repine's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Repine is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Repine trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. She is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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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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