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We found 4 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1483 near Boynton Beach, FL.

Dr. Lee Scott Friedman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1717 Woolbright Road
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Lee Friedman is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Friedman has a special interest in eye problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Friedman is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Eye Problems

Dr. Randy Steven Katz, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1717 Woolbright Road
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Randy Katz practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Katz's clinical interests encompass retina surgery and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He has received distinctions including Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Retina Surgery, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1717 W Woolbright Road
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Barry Schechter's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Schechter include comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Cornea Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
901 N Congress Avenue; Suite 104
Boyton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Gianmarco Paris is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. In Dr. Paris's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Paris attended medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Glaucoma

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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.