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Specializes in Ophthalmology
8381 Southpark Lane
Littleton, CO
 

Dr. Robert Fish is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Littleton, CO. Dr. Fish is especially interested in external eye diseases and cornea problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Fish 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. Stephan Forstot specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Forstot include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Forstot is affiliated with Centura Health and VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a graduate of Shands HealthCare's residency program. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Forstot honors.

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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 is a Littleton, CO physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. On average, patients gave Dr. Repine a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Repine attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Centura Health.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
8381 Southpark Lane
Littleton, CO
 

Dr. Richard Damiano's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has a special interest in external eye diseases and cornea problems. Dr. Damiano is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. Dr. Damiano is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cornea 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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