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We found 4 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Lakeland, FL.

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Dr. Sachin Chhabra, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Sachin Chhabra is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Lakeland, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Chhabra is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chhabra accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chhabra trained at Wills Eye Institute. He is professionally affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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

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

Dr. Jay Mulaney, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
814 Griffin Road
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Jay Mulaney is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Mulaney's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). He attended medical school at Topiwala National Medical College. His residency was performed at Scheie Eye Institute. Dr. Mulaney's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Sichelman include comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Sichelman is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Sichelman 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: , 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 works as a retina specialist in Wesley Chapel, FL and Lakeland, FL. He attended Jordan University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Cole Eye Institute for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tarabishy include uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. 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. He is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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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.