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We found 22 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept United Healthcare Navigate HMO near Clearwater, FL.

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

Dr. Dana Deupree works as a retina specialist in Clearwater, FL. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Deupree has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, macular degeneration, and laser surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Deupree speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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

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

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

Dr. Oren Plous' specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise include the following: uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Before completing his residency at Kresge Eye Institute, Dr. Plous attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He takes 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

All Interests: Uveitis, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Kevin Greenidge, who practices in Largo, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include glaucoma. Dr. Greenidge takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Greenidge is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Kurt Repke sees patients in Dunedin, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, geriatric health, and shingles. Dr. Repke's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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 is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Richard Hairston works as an ophthalmologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Hairston is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, retina surgery, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital. Dr. Hairston takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Schwartz's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Schwartz attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners.

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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) in Largo, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Desai has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Desai attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school. 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: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

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

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

Dr. Herbert Knauf's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Areas of expertise for Dr. Knauf include macular degeneration, radial keratotomy, and contact lenses. The average patient rating for Dr. Knauf is 3.5 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Implant Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Refractive Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Leonard Kirsch's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kirsch include uveitis, retina surgery, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Kirsch (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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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, who practices in Clearwater, FL and Trinity, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Sheets include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Sheets performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2346 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Scott Behler is an ophthalmologist in Clearwater, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: eye muscle surgery, LASIK, and radial keratotomy. The average patient rating for Dr. Behler is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Behler accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Behler is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He speaks German.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems, cataracts

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Radial Keratotomy, Headache, CO2 Laser Treatment, Eye Muscle Surgery, Cornea ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stephen Weinstock practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Largo, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Weinstock is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Weinstock include eye muscle surgery, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Weinstock has received a 4.5 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.

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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)

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

Dr. James Nielsen is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Nielsen graduated from New York Medical College. He trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include uveitis, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Nielsen is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis, glaucoma, eye problems

All Interests: Laser Surgery, Uveitis, Eye Problems, CO2 Laser Treatment, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 S Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Andrea Lusk works as an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Lusk include comprehensive ophthalmology and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Her average rating from her patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lusk accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine.

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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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Cope's education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Eye Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. Jason Michael Handza, DO
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3001 Eastland Boulevard; Suite 1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jason Handza is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. In his practice, Dr. Handza focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Handza's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Largo Medical Center. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Kettering Medical Center and Grandview Medical Center. He is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration

All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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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.