We found 12 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Silver Compass HSA 3600 near Port Charlotte, FL.

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Dr. Avtar Thomas Ghuman, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Vitreoretinal Diseases
2525 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 302
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Avtar Ghuman is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Fort Myers, FL, Cape Coral, FL, and Naples, FL. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing his residency at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Ghuman attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Ghuman has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , vitreous problems

All Interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. Paul Andrew Raskauskas, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2525 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 302
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Paul Raskauskas is a retina specialist. Dr. Raskauskas is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Raskauskas completed a residency program at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Raskauskas has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , vitreous problems

All Interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. Keye Luc Wong, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3280 Tamiami Trail; Suite 41
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Keye Wong sees patients in Venice, FL, Sarasota, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His professional affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Dr. Wong honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Wong attended medical school at Rush Medical College.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Ashish Govind Sharma, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2525 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 302
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Ashish Sharma specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Fort Myers, FL, Cape Coral, FL, and Naples, FL. Dr. Sharma is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Kresge Eye Institute.

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All Interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. Glenn Leon Wing, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2525 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 302
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Glenn Wing practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Fort Myers, FL and Port Charlotte, FL. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. In his practice, he is particularly interested in retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Wing takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wing has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , vitreous problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3195 Tamiami Trail; Suite B
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Hegleh's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Maryland General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Hegleh attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems, cataracts

All Interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
21275 Olean Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Spadafora works as an ophthalmologist in Port Charlotte, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, and North Port, FL. Dr. Spadafora graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Spadafora trained at a hospital affiliated with Oklahoma State University. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Spadafora honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH), and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems, cataracts

All Interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataracts

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3280 Tamiami Trail, Suite 41; Promenades Mall
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. John Niffenegger sees patients in Sarasota, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Venice, FL. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Niffenegger takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Niffenegger completed a residency program at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
315 E Olympia Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Robert Mandelkorn's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Sinai Hospital of Detroit for residency. Dr. Mandelkorn's areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataracts. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. David Klein's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Klein include glaucoma and cataracts. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. Dr. Klein has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
21275 Olean Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Eric Schaible is an ophthalmologist in Port Charlotte, FL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Schaible accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3665 Tamiami Trail; Suite 101
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Stelly is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stelly include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Stelly trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

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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.
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