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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Sachin Chhabra is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated highly by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chhabra honors. Dr. Chhabra attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wills Eye Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases, external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
814 Griffin Road
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Jay Mulaney's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Mulaney include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Mulaney is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). He attended Topiwala National Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Scheie Eye Institute for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Mulaney a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1247 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Monte Sichelman specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Lakeland, FL. In his practice, Dr. Sichelman focuses on comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sichelman honors. Dr. Sichelman graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Cornea Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases

Dr. Ahmad Bakir Tarabishy, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1247 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Ahmad Tarabishy's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests encompass uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Tarabishy is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). 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. He attended Jordan University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cole Eye Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis

All Interests: Uveitis, 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.