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We found 10 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Premier 101, a Multi-State Plan near Washington, DC.

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Dr. Vanessa L Limawararut, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6192 Oxon Hill Road; Suite 409
Oxon Hill, MD
 

Dr. Vanessa Lima practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Columbia, MD, Oxon Hill, MD, and Olney, MD. In addition to English, she speaks Thai. Dr. Lima's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, blepharoplasty, and cancer. She is affiliated with MedStar Health and Howard County General Hospital. Dr. Lima attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Lima is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, glaucoma, Ptosis, eyelid problems, diabetic retinopathy, dry eyes, eye problems, cataracts

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eyes, Eyelid Problems, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sina John Sabet, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5130 Duke Street; 9
Alexandria, VA
 

Dr. Sina Sabet is an Alexandria, VA physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave Dr. Sabet an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Sabet is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Sabet attended medical school at the University of Madras and the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Sabet (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Jacob Alexander Clark, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
411 N Washington Street
Alexandria, VA
 

Dr. Jacob Clark practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Clark is professionally affiliated with Inova Alexandria Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to English, Dr. Clark (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2041 Georgia Avenue Nw; Towers Building 2100
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Earl Kidwell's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Kidwell is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Howard University Hospital, Maryland General Hospital, and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kidwell accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Surgery, Ophthalmology
2150 Pennsylvania Avenue Nw; Suite 2a
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Janet Alexander is a surgeon and ophthalmologist. Dr. Alexander (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. She has indicated that her clinical interests include eye problems. Dr. Alexander is affiliated with the University of Maryland Medical System, MedStar Health, and VA Maryland Health Care System. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Alexander completed her residency training at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Eye Problems

Dr. Leonard M Friedman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
4201 Conn Avenue Nw; Suite 211
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Leonard Friedman is a pediatric ophthalmologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, laser eye surgery, and radial keratotomy. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Friedman takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Washington Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Friedman is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Friedman welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3553 16th Street Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Samuel Stoleru specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stoleru include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Stoleru accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Valle and residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Stoleru (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include MedStar Health and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts, cornea problems

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2401 Pennsylvania Avenue Nw; Suite Ll125
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Shirley Middleton is a pediatric ophthalmologist in Washington, DC. Dr. Middleton's clinical interests encompass glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. After attending Howard University College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Howard University Hospital. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1125 15th Street; Nw 9th Floor
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Elena Mier-Trotter specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Before performing her residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Mier-Trotter attended National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Mier-Trotter is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Uveitis

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Specializes in Neurology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw; Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 7th Floor
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Robert Shin specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Shin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shin include multiple sclerosis (MS) and trigeminal neuralgia. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shin takes. Dr. Shin has received the following distinctions: National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Maryland Chapter, Health Care Professional of the Year; Ophthalmology Lecturer of the Year Award; and Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. He is affiliated with VA Maryland Health Care System and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Shin welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Trigeminal Neuralgia, 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.