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We found 22 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept MyBlue Gold 1605 near Clearwater, FL.

Dr. Dana Madison Deupree, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3280 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite120
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Dana Deupree is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Patients rated Dr. Deupree highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, macular degeneration, and laser surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Deupree is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, macular hole, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

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Dr. Kevin Cecil Greenidge, MPH, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
148 13th Street Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Greenidge is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Greenidge's clinical interests include glaucoma. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Richard Joseph Hairston, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
148 13th Street Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Richard Hairston works as an ophthalmologist in Largo, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hairston include glaucoma, retina surgery, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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 is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hairston is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

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

Dr. Oren Zev Plous, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3001 Eastland Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Oren Plous is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Plous's areas of expertise consist of uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Before performing his residency at Kresge Eye Institute, Dr. Plous attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is in-network 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: , uveitis

All Interests: Uveitis, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Kurt Bryan Repke, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
646 Virginia Street; 5th Floor
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Kurt Repke is an ophthalmologist. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include diabetes, geriatric health, and shingles. Dr. Repke's professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Repke's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network 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: , glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
148 13th Street Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Largo, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Schwartz is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Schwartz is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Philip Lee Shettle, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
13113 66th Street N.
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Philip Shettle is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Largo, FL and Tampa, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Shettle is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Shettle is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, eye problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

Dr. Neel Rajendra Desai, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
148 13th Street Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Neel Desai is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Largo, FL. His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Desai is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

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

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
148 13th Street Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Leonard Kirsch practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Kirsch (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kirsch include uveitis, retina surgery, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Kirsch's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

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

Dr. Clinton Woods Sheets, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 S Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Clinton Sheets practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Clearwater, FL and Trinity, FL. In Dr. Sheets's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheets takes. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Herbert Paul Knauf III, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 Belcher Road South
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Herbert Knauf is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Knauf include macular degeneration, radial keratotomy, and contact lenses. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Knauf takes.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, dry eyes, external eye diseases, cornea problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

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Dr. Jonathan Andrew Mines, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
505 Druid Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Mines is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Clearwater, FL and Palm Harbor, FL. Dr. Mines's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, macular degeneration, and uveitis. 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. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Mines trained at Lenox Hill Hospital for residency. He is conversant in French. Dr. Mines is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, macular hole, uveitis, retinal detachment, eye problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Scleral Buckle, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Macular Hole, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Mark Weinstock, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
148 13th Street Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Weinstock's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: eye muscle surgery, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patient reviews placed Dr. Weinstock at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Weinstock completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Eye Muscle Surgery, YAG Laser Surgery, Laser Surgery, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems, Eyelid ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 S Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Andrea Lusk is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Lusk graduated from Morehouse School of Medicine. Her average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lusk takes.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems

Dr. Winston Thomas Cope, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
148 13th Street Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Winston Cope, who practices in Largo, FL and Seminole, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Cope trained at Duke University Medical Center for his residency. He takes 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, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. Matthew Martin Menosky, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
505 Druid Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Menosky's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Menosky's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, macular degeneration, and uveitis. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Menosky attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, macular hole, uveitis

All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Macular Hole, Uveitis, ... (Read 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.