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

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

Dr. Hussain Elhalis' medical specialty is corneal and external diseases. Dr. Elhalis attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: complex cataract surgery, YAG laser capsulotomy, and LASIK. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Morris include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Morris is in-network for 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: , 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, who practices in Gainesville, FL and Ocala, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Hines graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his residency, Dr. Hines trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze. Dr. Hines welcomes 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 Ocala, FL physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Schwenk include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and anterior segment diseases. Dr. Schwenk accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for his residency.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Ocala, FL. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. 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, as well as 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahmed include anterior segment diseases. Patient ratings for Dr. Ahmed average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahmed's education and training includes medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and residency 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; 106
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Mohammed El Mallah practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Ocala, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. El Mallah include 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 takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. El Mallah attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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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). His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Polack 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. He obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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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. The average patient rating for Dr. Deaton is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and anterior segment diseases. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Deaton performed his residency 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.