We found 23 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept United Healthcare Navigate HMO near Clearwater, FL.

Dr. Roger John Gstalder, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 S Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Roger Gstalder is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Clearwater, FL and Tampa, FL. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has a special interest in eye problems. Dr. Gstalder is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Eye Problems

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

Dr. Dana Deupree is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests include diabetes, macular degeneration, and laser surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Deupree 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. Dr. Deupree studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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. Kurt Bryan Repke, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
646 Virginia Street; 5th Floor
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Kurt Repke is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for residency. Dr. Repke's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, geriatric health, and shingles. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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 speaks Spanish. Dr. Repke is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Kevin Greenidge's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in glaucoma. Dr. Greenidge honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Greenidge attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma

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). Clinical interests for Dr. Plous include uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. 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. Plous obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Kresge Eye Institute. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis

All Interests: Uveitis, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Richard Hairston works as an ophthalmologist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Hairston attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, retina surgery, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Hairston has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Hairston is professionally 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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
148 13th Street Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Schwartz include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Schwartz graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Neel Desai practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Desai completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He speaks 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 specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Largo, FL and Clearwater, FL. Dr. Kirsch (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. In his practice, he is particularly interested in uveitis, retina surgery, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He graduated from Albany Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kirsch is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

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

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

Dr. Herbert Knauf is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Knauf attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Knauf's clinical interests include macular degeneration, radial keratotomy, and contact lenses. The average patient rating for Dr. Knauf is 3.5 stars out of 5. 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 speaks Spanish.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2346 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Scott Behler is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: eye muscle surgery, LASIK, and radial keratotomy. Patient ratings for Dr. Behler average 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Behler honors. He is conversant in German.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems, cataracts

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Dr. James M Nielsen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2339 Sunset Point Road; Suite 300
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. James Nielsen's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of New York Medical College. His residency was performed at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Nielsen's areas of clinical interest consist of uveitis, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Nielsen speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis, glaucoma, eye problems

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

Dr. Stephen Weinstock is an ophthalmologist in Largo, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. His areas of expertise include the following: eye muscle surgery, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. On average, patients gave Dr. Weinstock a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Weinstock speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

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

Dr. Clinton Sheets is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sheets include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Sheets studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Sheets 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: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Winston Cope specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Largo, FL and Seminole, 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. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
148 13th Street Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. William Layden is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Layden include glaucoma. Dr. Layden 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 the University of Vermont College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases

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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.