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We found 5 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Pensacola, FL.

Dr. Robert William Houghton Mason, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6190 N Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Robert Mason is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mason attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Birmingham Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. John Phillip Myers, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5150 N Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. John Myers is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Myers's areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. John's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Sunil Gupta, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5150 N Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Sunil Gupta practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Pensacola, FL and Fort Walton Beach, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gupta include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). 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. Gupta is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4570 Isabella Ingram Drive
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Kortz is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Pensacola, FL. Dr. Kortz has indicated that his clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at National Naval Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kortz honors.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1549 Airport Boulevard; Suite 410
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Aref Rifai is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Pensacola, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rifai include uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rifai graduated from the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis

All Interests: Uveitis, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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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.