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We found 4 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 103 near Largo, FL.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
148 13th Street Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Janie Ho's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Ho include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Ho attended Duke University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Ho (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Portuguese. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. James M Nielsen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8787 Bryan Dairy Road; #260
Largo, FL
 

Dr. James Nielsen, who practices in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nielsen include uveitis, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Nielsen is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Nielsen graduated from New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. 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.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1030 West Bay Drive
Largo, FL
 

Dr. John Michaelos specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Largo, FL. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Michaelos's areas of expertise include the following: comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. 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 studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Cornea Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1030 W Bay Drive
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Louis Michaelos practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Largo, FL. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller 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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What is Ophthalmology?

An ophthalmologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats problems of the eye. As opposed to optometrists, ophthalmologists are medical doctors, and their specialty is comprehensive eye care and eye surgery. An ophthalmologist can:
  • see patients for routine eye care
  • diagnose eye problems
  • prescribe glasses, contact lenses, and medications
  • provide refractive therapies to correct vision, such as LASIK
  • perform surgery on the eye

Ophthalmologists are trained in the same vision screening practices as optometrists; however, their practice tends to focus more on the medical and surgical management of complex eye disorders. Although vision is important, so is the physical health of the eye. An ophthalmologist performing an eye exam will examine the whole eye including the eyelids, the muscles that move the eye, the front and back parts of the eye, and the pressure inside the eye.

Patients sometimes see ophthalmologists as their primary eye care and vision doctors, or they may be referred to an ophthalmologist for treatment of a one-time problem with their eye, such as an infection. Ophthalmologists provide routine care for patients who have chronic eye diseases, such as glaucoma (where pressure inside the eye damages the optic nerve sending images to the brain) or macular degeneration (an age-related eye disease that causes vision loss). In addition to providing routine care, ophthalmologists will perform eye surgery on patients who need more serious treatment, such as a corneal transplant.