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We found 6 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential near Plantation, FL.

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Dr. Jody Gottlieb Abrams, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1101 Tamiami Tr., S.
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Jody Abrams is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Abrams's professional affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He completed his residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 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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All Interests: Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1101 Tamiami Tr., S.
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Marc Levy practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Sarasota, FL and Venice, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Ochsner Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Levy has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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All Interests: Eye Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Alan Knapp's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. 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. Dr. Knapp attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at Jacobi Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

Dr. Michael Brandon Parrott, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Michael Parrott is a retina specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Parrott a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Kim's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kim has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim accepts. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Kim is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
200 Palermo Place
Venice, FL
 

Dr. P. Stephenson's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Stephenson average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stephenson include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Stephenson honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for her residency.

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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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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.