We found 5 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include strabismus. Dr. Friedman is affiliated with Bethesda Health. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Friedman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. In his practice, Dr. Katz focuses on retina surgery. He is affiliated with Bethesda Health. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Katz attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Katz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Katz include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1717 W Woolbright Road
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Barry Schechter practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Boynton Beach, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schechter attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schechter trained 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

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

Dr. Gianmarco Paris, who practices in North Miami, FL and Boynton Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Paris's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataracts. He is a graduate of Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paris takes.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Glaucoma

Dr. Thomas Christopher Balshi, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
4665 W Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Balshi is a specialist in surgical dermatology. He works in Delray Beach, FL. Dr. Balshi's clinical interests include facial problems, dermabrasion, and acne. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and 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.
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