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We found 9 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept United Healthcare Catastrophic near Ocala, FL.

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

Dr. Michael Morris' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Morris attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Morris completed his residency training 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 works as an ophthalmologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Hamed average 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Hamed attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3120 Sw 27th Avenue; Suite 100
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Michael Hines is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Gainesville, FL and Ocala, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Hines include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Hines is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Hines attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Hina Ahmed is an ophthalmologist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include anterior segment diseases. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Ahmed attended medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Ahmed highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmed takes.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and anterior segment diseases. Dr. Schwenk takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. El Mallah takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Peter Joseph Polack, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1500 Se Magnolia Extension; Suite 106
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Peter Polack is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Polack completed his residency training at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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

Dr. John Deaton is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. After attending Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Deaton's areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and anterior segment diseases. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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 Corneal and External Diseases
1500 Se Magnolia Extension; Suite 106
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Hussain Elhalis is a cornea specialist in Ocala, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Elhalis include complex cataract surgery, YAG laser capsulotomy, and LASIK. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Elhalis honors United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Elhalis is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Complex Cataract Surgery, YAG Laser Capsulotomy, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

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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.