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

Dr. Hussain Elhalis, who practices in Ocala, FL, is a medical specialist in corneal and external diseases. These areas are among Dr. Elhalis's clinical interests: complex cataract surgery, YAG laser capsulotomy, and LASIK. United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elhalis takes. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Michael Morris is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Morris trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and Greenwich Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include 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.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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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. In his practice, Dr. Hines focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is rated highly by his patients. He takes United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Bronze, and more. Dr. Hines obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Gordon Schwenk is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and anterior segment diseases. Dr. Schwenk honors 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 Ophthalmology
1500 Se Magnolia Extension; Suite 106
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Hina Ahmed's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests encompass anterior segment diseases. She obtained her medical school training at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Ahmed's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts 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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3230 Sw 33rd Road
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Latif Hamed is an ophthalmologist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Hamed attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Hamed average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hamed is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Eye Problems

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

Dr. Mohammed El Mallah works as an ophthalmologist in Ocala, FL. He is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. El Mallah honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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). He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Before performing his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Polack attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Polack's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

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

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

Dr. John Deaton is an Ocala, FL physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and anterior segment diseases. Patients gave Dr. Deaton an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Wilford Hall Medical Center.

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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.