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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1500 Se Magnolia Extension; Suite 106
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Michael Morris is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Ocala, FL. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Morris graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and Greenwich Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Latif Mohammed Hamed, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3230 Sw 33rd Road
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Latif Hamed, who practices in Ocala, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Hamed's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Eye Problems

Dr. Hina Nikhath Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1500 Se Magnolia Extension; Suite 106
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Hina Ahmed's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include anterior segment diseases. Dr. Ahmed is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She studied medicine at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Ahmed's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1500 Se Magnolia Extension; Suite 106
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Gordon Schwenk's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and anterior segment diseases. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwenk takes. Dr. Schwenk graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schwenk trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1500 Se Magnolia Extension; 106
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Mohammed El Mallah is an ophthalmologist in Ocala, FL. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. El Mallah's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. El Mallah honors.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. John Steven Deaton, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1500 Se Magnolia Extension; Suite 106
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. John Deaton works as an ophthalmologist. He is especially interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and anterior segment diseases. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Deaton completed his residency training at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Deaton an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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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.