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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 is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Ho's practice is open to new patients. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Ho (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Portuguese.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. These areas are among Dr. Nielsen's clinical interests: uveitis, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from New York Medical College. His training includes a residency program at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Nielsen is conversant in Spanish.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Michaelos is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Michaelos include comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school 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, who practices in Largo, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). 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. Dr. Michaelos is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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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.