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We found 5 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept United Healthcare Bronze HMO near Pensacola, FL.

Dr. James Randall Patrinely, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Legal Medicine, Ophthalmology
17 E Main Street; Suite 100
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. James Patrinely is a specialist in plastic surgery, legal medicine, and ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patrinely is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Patrinely completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Cancer, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Robert Mason's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Mason accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the following distinction: 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 medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Myers graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Myers trained at St. John's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). His areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Myers takes 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: , 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, who practices in Pensacola, FL and Fort Walton Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Gupta's clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Gupta is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Aref Rifai's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Rifai obtained his medical school training at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Rifai include uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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.