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' specialty is corneal and external diseases. He attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Elhalis include complex cataract surgery, YAG laser capsulotomy, and LASIK. He takes United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Elhalis's practice 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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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1500 Se Magnolia Extension; Suite 106
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Michael Morris is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Morris studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and Greenwich Hospital. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Hines average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Hines takes United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has an open panel.

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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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Schwenk's areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and anterior segment diseases. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He honors 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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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3230 Sw 33rd Road
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Latif Hamed is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Hamed graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hamed completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hamed 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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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Eye Problems

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

Dr. Hina Ahmed is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include anterior segment diseases. She graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Ahmed's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Patients rated her 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; 106
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Mohammed El Mallah is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. El Mallah's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. El Mallah attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school.

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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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Polack is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Polack honors United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, United Healthcare HSA, and more. 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.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Ocala, FL. He is especially interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and anterior segment diseases. He studied medicine at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Deaton's medical residency was performed at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Deaton 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.