We found 5 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Dr. Eduardo Uchiyama De La Puente, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6333 N. Federal Highway; #300
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Eduardo Uchiyama specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Hollywood, FL. For his professional training, Dr. Uchiyama completed a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. His areas of expertise include uveitis, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Uchiyama at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Uchiyama takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Broward Health Imperial Point, and Baptist Outpatient Services. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, uveitis, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

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Dr. William Scott Thompson, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5601 N Dixie Highway; Suite 307
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. W. Thompson is a retina specialist. Dr. Thompson obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. In his practice, he is particularly interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Norma Jeanne Flack, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2334 Ne 53rd St; Fort
Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Norma Flack, who practices in Lauderdale, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Flack is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Her professional affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point and Baptist Outpatient Services. Dr. Flack studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Flack completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Flack accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Noel Loring Elgut, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1800 E Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Noel Elgut's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Elgut include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Elgut is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital and Cooper University Hospital. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Elgut is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5601 North Dixie Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. John Sciarrino specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He attended the University of Padua Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Sciarrino's areas of expertise consist of anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, 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.